Parks and Recreation

Creating Community through People, Parks & Programs

Unless otherwise noted,  use General Program Registration form mailed/dropped off at Parks & Rec office -- or use the Online Registration...


Convenient & Easy -- Registration link also on the Youth Programs Page - and Adult Fitness Page.



 Parks & Rec has a new Facebook page!!



-- Check out the live WEB CAM for a real-time view of the Huron River, Lake Erie and the Lighthouse!

-- SPRING & SUMMER FUN... 2018 Parks & Rec Program Brochure and Huron Boat Basin 2018 Schedule


INDOOR YOGA @ Shawnee School 

TUESDAY EVENINGS, 6-7pm; through May 15th
Session II is March 20 - May 15, 2018. More InformationNo Yoga if school is closed/cancelled. 
Yoga with instructor Karen Polvinale; accommodates all skill levels - BEGINNERS WELCOME !  8 weeks of classes on Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm.  You are also welcome to register at the class, please arrive about 5:45 pm; Fee can be pro-rated for remaining classes; call 419-433-8487. 

Looking forward to BEACH YOGA  - Yes, spring will arrive!


SPRING City-Wide Garage Sale I is Saturday, June 2, 9am-2pm at Huron Boat Basin

Great opportunity to turn household/garage "clean-out" into CASH!  Crafters also welcome.  No food or drink sales allowed.  Pre-registration required (click here for form).  EVENT HELD RAIN OR SHINE.  SORRY, NO REFUNDS.


Advertising Banners at Fabens Park

Reserve fence space for your banner -- your logo and message displayed for the entire May-October season! 

Your banner will be viewed by thousands of people in a family-friendly atmosphere, at a low cost.  Best of all, we do the work of printing and mounting your banner, while you benefit from the well-deserved recognition for community-support!  MORE INFORMATION


2018 Safety Town - help your child prepare to enter Kindergarten in the Fall! 

ONE two-week program, held Monday-Thursday mornings (9am-11:30am) both weeks -- No Friday classes.
June 11-14 and June 18-21, 2018 at Shawnee Elementary School.

The curriculum incorporates fun classroom and outdoor activities to help familiarize children with the school setting while learning important safety lessons. While the program is not required, it is very beneficial to children planning to enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2018. CLICK HERE for more information and learn how to register easily ONLINE ! 

Safety Town is administered by Huron Parks & Recreation -- with special thanks to the HURON EAGLES as our Prime Sponsor; and PIED-PIPER as our T-Shirt Sponsors.  Additional thanks to HURON CITY SCHOOLS for the use of Shawnee Elementary and the school bus, as well as the HURON POLICE and FIRE DEPARTMENTS, plus our many program presenters! 


2018 Safety Town EXTENDED CAMP

Extend Safety Town Fun until 2:30pm - Program is available to children enrolled in Safety Town

Held at Shawnee Elementary immediately following Safety Town.  You can register for Week #1 or Week #2, or both weeks.  Fun, new activities each week -arts, crafts, indoor and outdoor games! Pack a lunch. REGISTER ONLINE or by PAPER FORM WITH MORE INFORMATION


Safety Town Counselors - Teen Volunteers

2018 Safety Town will be held on June 11-14 and June 18-21, at Shawnee School.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AS A SAFETY TOWN COUNSELOR (must have completed 6th grade by the time Safety Town begins), and this is your first year as a volunteer--click the Teen Counselor Application for NEW COUNSELORS for more information.  Please be aware that we sometimes have more applications than openings. 

If you have been a Volunteer Safety Town Counselor in the past, you may click here for the RETURNING COUNSELOR information.  Reminder:  Counselor service is limited to three years -- HOWEVER, you can still complete the Returning Counselor Form. If we have any openings (after new applications are collected), we may contact you to fill those spots! 


Shelter-website.jpgWhat is the new building at Fabens Park?

The new structure is a combination of a covered, open-air Picnic Shelter in front, with enclosed Storage on the back of the building. The project was made possible by the support of the Huron Joint Recreational District, which includes Huron Township, the City of Huron, and Huron City Schools.  We are very excited that the 40-foot x 40-foot Picnic Shelter will provide ample room for families participating in sporting events; as well as the general public (room for lots of friends during children birthday parties)!  On the practical side, the storage portion of the building will provide much-needed secure storage to increase park maintenance efficiency.


Nickel Plate Beach 

NEW for 2018... The Paddle Shack will be OPEN DAILY at Nickel Plate Beach, 11am - 6pm (weather permitting) from Memorial Day to Labor Day!   

PaddleShack-1.jpgPaddle boards, kayaks, large float devices and misc. beach gear can be rented from "The Paddle Shack" - check their website for hours, products available and rates.  Paddle Shack will also offer snacks & beverages! 

Daily Parking Fee - $6.00/vehicle.  Parking Fee enforced Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend.  2018 SEASON PARKING PASS ORDER FORM. 

Map to Nickel Plate Beach

Beach Water Quality Testing is conducted by Erie County Beach Monitoring Program and typically begins after Memorial Day and ends at Labor Day each season. 


Park Shelter Rentals

Most of our parks have Shelters that are available for rentals -- more information is located on our "Parks" page.  After reviewing the information, you are welcome to call us at 419-433-8487 with questions. 



Huron Decals

Decals are $5.00 each; donation to the Huron Parks Foundation. Click on the Decal to the left for mail order form. New option: "static cling" decals can be removed without leaving residue! 


Park Memorials - Donations

The Huron Parks & Recreation Foundation offers the opportunity for community members to donate lasting memorials to loved ones within our park system. More information. 


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