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!

--  2018 Parks & Rec Program Brochure and Huron Boat Basin 2018 Schedule


2018 Fall City-Wide Garage Sale

City-Wide Garage Sale II is Saturday, Sept. 8th, 9am-1pm at Huron Boat Basin

Great opportunity to turn household/garage "season clean-up" 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. 


2018 BEACH YOGA @ Lake Front Park 

10-11 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays - You are welcome to join-in the final session of the season, in-progress!

Session III runs through Sept. 20, 2018.  Enjoy Yoga while inspired by the beauty of Lake Front Park; with instructor Karen Polvinale. Class accomodates all skill levels - BEGINNERS WELCOME !   More Information


First Federal FARMERS MARKET - Thursdays, 3:30 - 6:30pm

Huron Boat Basin parking lot - fresh, delicious produce from local growers; plus "home-made" specialty foods. Our thanks to First Federal Savings of Lorain for their continued sponsorship of this event!

Interested in becoming a Farmers Market vendor?  Our Vendor Contract has more information. 


Nickel Plate Beach 

The Paddle Shack is OPEN DAILY at Nickel Plate Beach, 11am - 6pm (weather permitting) -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!  PADDLE SHACK PHONE #419-515-9834. 

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 Health Dept. -Beach Monitoring Program and typically begins after Memorial Day and ends at Labor Day each season. 


Fall Ball @ Fabens


2018 Season is August 18 through Sept. 30th (Oct. 6-7 and Oct.13-14 Rain make-up dates). Baseball on Saturday's - Softball on Sundays. No games on Labor Day weekend.



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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