Hancock County Community Parks
Throughout the Hancock Park District’s planning history, a cooperative effort with the City of Findlay, City of Fostoria, and villages has been an enduring partnership. In 1975, one of the Hancock Park District’s goals was to cooperate with the City of Findlay in developing and maintaining a well-rounded, year-round parks and recreation program. As a result, the HPD currently manages several city-owned and county-owned parks via cooperative agreements. Separately, the City of Findlay owns and manages 15 city parks throughout the Findlay community.
Additional community parks exist in the villages of Arcadia, Bluffton, Vanlue, Mt. Blanchard, Arlington, Jenera, Rawson, Benton Ridge, Mt. Cory, McComb, and Van Buren, and in the City of Fostoria. Parks and recreational facilities are spread out among the cities and villages, located close to home, and serve as an important component of a successful county-wide park system. The Hancock Park District contributes to the success of a county-wide park system with technical assistance and financial support through annual Community Park Improvement Program Grants.
Arcadia Lions Community Park
3890 Brown Road, Arcadia, OH 44804
- Baseball fields
- Picnic sites
- Community building
Laverne Snyder Park
106 S. Gibson Street, Arcadia, OH 44804
Features: playground, basketball court
Parks & Recreation Department
The Cube, 3430 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840
Within the City of Findlay are numerous parks, including the historic Riverside Park located right on the Blanchard River. Two City of Findlay Reservoirs, located north of Riverbend Recreation Area off State Route 568, are also available for fishing, seasonal waterfowl hunting, small watercrafts and winter sporting activities.
For further information, contact the Findlay Parks & Recreation Department at 419-424-7176. Waterfowl hunting permits can be obtained at the Findlay Water Department located at 136 North Blanchard or call 419-424-7193.
City of Fostoria Recreation
213 South Main Street, Fostoria, OH 44830
Parks within the City of Fostoria have a variety of recreational features, including several up-ground reservoirs, for park visitors throughout the city and surrounding area. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Mayor’s office at 419-435-8982.
Lions Way Trail Head Park
Commerce Lane, North Of State Route 103/Jefferson Street
Mt. Cory Villiage Park
Park Street, Mt. Cory
Allen Township Sports Plex
12829 SR 613, Van Buren, OH 45889
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources manages many natural areas throughout Hancock County, including Van Buren State Park which “is quietly nestled in a small but valued remnant of woodland surrounded by beautiful corn, wheat and soybean fields in northwest Ohio.”
With 251 acres, Van Buren State Park offers a peaceful retreat and supports a variety of outdoor recreation activities, including boating, disc golf, fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, volleyball, playground, three miles of single track mountain bike trails, and camping, including a family campground, equestrian camp, and cabins for rent. When conditions are favorable, cross-country skiing, ice skating, and ice fishing are available.
Features: Baseball Fields, Soccer Fields, Picnic Sites, Shelter, Enclosed Community Building, Restrooms