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Huron Parks & Recreation

CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH PEOPLE, PARKS, & PROGRAMS

 

Baseball.jpgParks & Recreation Office

Mailing address: 417 Main Street, Huron, OH  44839
Office Location: 110 Wall Street, Huron
Phone:  419-433-8487
Fax:  419-433-0470
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Mailing address:  4
17 Main Street
Office Location:  330 N. Main Street
Phone:  419-433-4848
Fax:  419-433-0470
Email

 

About Our Staff

Doug Steinwart
Parks & Recreation Operations Manager
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Brian Croucher 
Parks & Recreation Manager 
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Rick Reinbolt
Parks & Municipal Grounds Coordinator 
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Huron Boat Basin Marina
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Huron Joint Recreational District Board

The Huron Joint Recreational District Board meets January through May and September through December on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Huron Boat Basin. If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, please call 419-433-8487 to be placed on the agenda.

The HJRD Board is comprised of nine board members, three from each entity: the City, the Township, and Schools, with one elected official from each. Members are then appointed by the governing body. The Board is expected to advise elected officials on policy issues, interact with citizens on Parks and Recreation issues, act as a sounding board for staff, be knowledgeable about the benefits of and be a cheerleader for parks and recreation in our community.

Members include: Tim Golling (chairperson), Rene' Franklin, Rick Schaffter, Jen Kilbury, Gordon Hahn, Jody Mast, Tom Solberg, Jr., Julie Spitzley, and Chuck Thompson.

2017 Schedule - Huron Joint Recreational District Board Meetings (no scheduled meetings June-July-August). Click on meeting date to review approved minutes:

Jan. 3, 2017 -Meeting Cancelled. 

Feb. 7, 2017 

Mar. 7, 2017

April 4, 2017

May 2, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

Nov. 7, 2017

Dec. 5, 2017

 

2016 Board Minutes

Huron Joint Recreational District Board Meetings (no scheduled meetings June-July-August). Click on meeting date to review approved minutes:

Jan. 5, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016

March 1, 2016 - Meeting cancelled

April 5, 2016

May 3, 2016

Sept. 6, 2016

Oct. 4, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

 

RETURNING SEASONAL/PART-TIME EMPLOYEES

Seasonal & Part-time EMPLOYEES MANUAL (City of Huron - Employee Policies and Procedures Manual - DO NOT RETURN; keep for your records)

2015 Returning Employees -Packet of Forms to be Returned (Print out and complete these forms - return to Parks & Rec Office or Boat Basin Office - MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE YOU CAN BEGIN EMPLOYMENT).

 


DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICES

Administrative Offices

110 Wall St.
Huron, OH  44839

From the East:
from Route 6/Cleveland Rd., continue on Route 6/Cleveland Rd. through the east side of Huron across the Huron River. You will approach a stoplight after crossing the bridge. Go through the stoplight and make your first right, just past “First Federal Savings of Lorain” onto William St. Take Williams St. to Lake Erie (3 blocks). Williams St. dead ends into Wall St. Make a Right on Wall St. Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices are on your right. 

From the West:
from Route 2, continue until you pass the Rye Beach Road Exit. Immediately following the Rye Beach Rd. Exit, you will get off the highway at the next exit. Get into the far right lane. This is the Huron/Route 6 exit. The exit will go over Route 2 into downtown. Before you hit downtown, Fabens Park in on your right. Proceed into town, slow your speed to 35 mph. Go through the first light and make a left onto Williams St. This is the first left past the “Welcome to Huron” sign. Take Williams St. to Lake Erie (3 blocks). Williams St. dead ends into Wall St. Make a right on Wall St. Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices are on your right.

From the South:
from Route 250 in Norwalk/Milan, take Route 250 North to Route 13. This is the intersection just outside of Milan at the traffic light with a Fire Station on your right. Make that right and follow Route 13 for approximately 7 miles. You will cross over both the Ohio Turnpike and Route 2. Once you cross Route 2, you will soon be in Huron. Slow your speed to 35 mph. Follow Route 13/Mudbrook Rd. into town. You will approach a divided highway. At the light at the divided highway, at the BP gas station, you will make a left. You will make your first right, just past “First Federal Savings of Lorain” onto Williams St. Take Williams St. to Lake Erie (3 blocks). Williams St. dead ends into Wall St. Make a right onto Wall St. Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices are on your right.

 

Municipal Boat Basin 

330 North Main St.
Huron, OH  44839 

From the East:
from Route 6/Cleveland Rd., continue on Route 6/Cleveland Rd. through the east side of Huron across the Huron River. You will approach a stoplight after crossing the bridge. Make the right at the light onto N. Main St. St. Peter Church is on your right. Follow N. Main St. through the “S” turn. The Boat Basin and Amphitheater is on your right.

From the West:
from Route 2, continue until you pass the Rye Beach Road Exit. Immediately following the Rye Beach Rd. Exit, you will get off the highway at the next exit. Get into the far right lane. This is the Huron/Route 6 exit. The exit will go over Route 2 into downtown. Before you hit downtown, Fabens Park in on your right. Proceed into town, slow your speed to 35 mph. Go through the first light and approach the second light. Make the left at the second light. Follow N. Main St. through the “S” turn. The Boat Basin and Amphitheater is on your right.

From the South:
from Route 250 in Norwalk/Milan, take Route 250 North to Route 13. This is the intersection just outside of Milan at the traffic light with a Fire Station on your right. Make that right and follow Route 13 for approximately 7 miles. You will cross over both the Ohio Turnpike and Route 2. Once you cross Route 2, you will soon be in Huron. Slow your speed to 35 mph. Follow Route 13/Mudbrook Rd. into town. You will approach a divided highway with a BP and Donut Shop. Go through the intersection and proceed North on Main St. Follow N. Main St. through the “S” turn. The Boat Basin and Amphitheater is on your right. 

 

Andrew L. Fabens Memorial Park

Adams Ave. 
Huron, OH  44839 
(Fabens Park does not have a physical address. To map it, use the intersection of Adams and Taylor Avenues)

From the East: 
from Route 2, get off a the Route 13/Huron-Norwalk exit. Proceed north to Bogart Rd. Make a left onto Bogart Rd. and go two blocks west to Center St. Make a right onto Center St. Go two blocks north to Adams Ave. Make a left onto Adams Ave and follow into Fabens Park.

From the West:
from Route 2, continue until you pass the Rye Beach Road Exit. Immediately following the Rye Beach Rd. Exit, you will get off the highway at the next exit. Get into the far right lane. This is the Huron/Route 6 exit. The exit will go over Route 2 into downtown. Fabens Park is on your right as you descend the hill off Route 2. At the bottom of the hill, slow down and make a right into the park. The entrance is immediately following the hill and directly off the highway, so please be careful. 

From the South:
from Route 250 in Norwalk/Milan, take Route 250 North to Route 12. This is the intersection just outside of Milan at the traffic light with a Fire Station on your right. Make that right and follow Route 13 for approximately 7 miles. You will cross over both the Ohio Turnpike and Route 2. Once you cross Route 2 you will soon be in Huron. Slow your speed to 35 mph. Follow Route 13/Mudbrook Rd. into town. As you come into town, you will make a right onto Bogart Rd. This is the intersection at a car wash and Jim’s Pizza Box Restaurant. Make a left onto Bogart Rd. and continue for two blocks. Make the second right onto Center St. Make the second left onto Adams Ave. Follow Adams Ave. into Fabens Park.

 

Nickel Plate Beach 

Nickel Plate Beach Drive
Huron, OH  44839 

From the East:
from Route 6/Cleveland Rd., continue on Route 6/Cleveland Rd. through the east side of Huron to the light at Berlin Rd. Make a right onto Berlin Rd. Follow Berlin Rd. to a four-way intersection with Tiffin Ave. Make a right onto Tiffin Ave. Tiffin Ave. dead ends into Nickel Plate Drive. Make a left onto Nickel Plate Dr. and enter the park. 

From the West:
from Route 2, continue until you pass the Rye Beach Road Exit. Immediately following the Rye Beach Rd. Exit, you will get off the highway at the next ext. Get into the far right lane. This is the Huron/Route 6 Exit. The exit will go over Route 2 into downtown. Before you hit downtown, Fabens Park is on your right. Proceed into town. Slow your speed limit to 35 mph. Go through two lights and continue across the bridge over the Huron River. Once across the bridge, you will approach “Berardi’s Family Restaurant.” Make a left onto Tiffin Ave. – directly across from the restaurant. Tiffin Ave. dead ends into Nickel Plate Drive. Make a left onto Nickel Plate Dr. and enter the park.

From the South:
from Route 250 in Norwalk/Milan, take Route 250 North to Route 13. This is the intersection just outside of Milan at the traffic light with a Fire Station on your right. Make that right and follow Route 13 for approximately 7 miles. You will cross over both the Ohio Turnpike and Route 2. Once you cross Route 2, you will soon be in Huron. Slow your speed to 35 mph. Follow Route 13/Mudbrook Rd. into town. You will approach a divided highway. At the light at the divided highway, at the BP gas station, you will make a right onto Route 6/Cleveland Rd. Continue across the bridge over the Huron River. Once across the bridge you will approach “Berardi’s Family Restaurant.” Make a left onto Tiffin Ave. – directly across from the restaurant. Tiffin Ave. dead ends into Nickel Plate Drive. Make a left onto Nickel Plate Dr. and enter the park.

 

Lake Front Park 

Park St.
Huron, OH  44839 

From the East:
From Route 6/Cleveland Rd., continue on Route 6/Cleveland Rd. through the east side of Huron across the Huron River. You will approach a stoplight after crossing the bridge. Make the right at the light onto N. Main Street. St. Peter Church is on your right. Follow N. Main St. through the “S” turn. The Boat Basin and Amphitheater is on your right. Main St. will turn left and turn into Cleveland Rd. You are now heading west. Make a right onto Center St. Continue north for 2 blocks and Lake Front Park will be on your left.

From the West:
from Route 2, continue until you pass the Rye Beach Road Exit. Immediately following the Rye Beach Rd. Exit, you will get off the highway at the next exit. Get into the far right lane. This is the Huron/Route 6 Exit. The exit will go over Route 2 into downtown. Before you hit downtown, Fabens Park is on your right. Proceed into town. Slow your speed to 35 mph. At the first light, make a left onto Center St. Continue north for three blocks and Lake Front Park will be on your left.

From the South:
from Route 250 in Norwalk/Milan, take Route 250 North to Route 13. This is the intersection outside of Milan at the traffic light with a Fire Station on your right. Make that right and follow Route 13 for approximately 7 miles. You will cross over both the Ohio Turnpike and Route 2. Once you cross Route 2, you will soon be in Huron. Slow your speed to 35 mph. Follow Route 13/Mudbrook Rd. into town. You will approach a divided highway with a BP and Donut Shop. Go through the intersection and proceed North on Main St. Follow N. Main St. through the “S” turn. The Boat Basin and Amphitheater is on your right. Main St. will turn left and turn into Cleveland Rd. You are now heading west. Make a right onto Center St. Continue north for two blocks and Lake Front Park will be on your left.

 

City Hall

417 North Main St.
Huron, OH  44839 

From the East:
from Route 6/Cleveland Rd., continue on Route 6/Cleveland Rd. through the east side of Huron across the Huron River. You will approach a stoplight after crossing the bridge. Make the right at the light onto N. Main Street. St. Peter Church is on your right. City Hall will be on your left.

From the West:
from Route 2, continue until you pass the Rye Beach Road Exit. Immediately following the Rye Beach Rd. Exit, you will get off the highway at the next exit. Get into the far right lane. This is the Huron/Route 6 Exit. The exit will go over Route 2 into downtown. Before you hit downtown, Fabens Park is on your right. Proceed into town. Slow your speed to 35 mph. Go through the first light and approach the second light. Make the left at the second light. Proceed north on Main St. City Hall will be on your left.

 From the South:
from Route 250 in Norwalk/Milan, take Route 250 North to Route 13. This is the intersection just outside of Milan at the traffic light with a Fire Station on your right. Make that right and follow Route 13 for approximately 7 miles. You will cross over both the Ohio Turnpike and Route 2. Once you cross Route 2, you will soon be in Huron. Slow your speed to 35 mph. Follow Route 13/Mudbrook Rd. into town. You will approach a divided highway with a BP and Donut Shop. Go through the intersection and proceed North on Main St. City Hall will be on your left. 

 

REGISTRATION

 It’s easy to register! Two ways to sign-up for fun:

MAIL IN – Mail to: Huron Parks and Recreation Department, 417 Main St., Huron, OH  44839. Complete registration form, sign, and mail with payment to the address above.

WALK IN – Visit the Parks and Recreation Department (110 Wall Street) Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm to register in person. Use our registration mailbox if staff is not available.

** Some programs have specific registration dates. See class description for special circumstances**

 

PARK WATCH 

Keep your neighborhood safe… join Park Watch! Park Watch is a program used by the Huron Parks and Recreation Department working in cooperation with Huron residents. The program gives residents the opportunity to take an active role in reporting any disturbances or vandalism they see happen at the local parks. Things to watch for:
-Alcohol in the parks. If you suspect someone is drinking in the park, please dial 911.
-Dogs in the parks. Dogs must be kept on a leash. The owner must clean up after pet.
-People in the park after dusk. If you see or hear people in the park, please dial 911. Merriam Dictionary defines dusk as “partial darkness.” Boat Basin is excluded.

 

PICNICS 

General picnicking in Huron Parks does not require a permit. All park picnic tables and picnic areas are available on a first come first serve basis to the general public. However, this does not grant exclusive use of park facilities or pavilions. Anyone desiring exclusive use must reserve a pavilion by filling out the proper paperwork. To reserve a pavilion, you must use the shelter reservation form and follow these general rules:
-All functions conducted in the park must be held in accordance with City ordinances, policies, rules and procedures.
-Observe closing hours for the park site.
-Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in parks.
-Vehicles are restricted to designated parking areas and are not allowed on grass areas.
-Loud music, obscene language or boisterous behavior breaching the public peace is not permitted.
-Facilities must be cleaned after use. Trash must be placed in proper containers.
-Pay appropriate fee.

 

CANCELLATIONS 

The Huron Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient enrollment.

 

 

REFUND POLICY

Full refunds will be issued for any program cancelled by the Parks and Recreation Department. Participants may request refunds for programs up to five business days prior to the beginning of the program. In athletic programs and leagues, the program is considered to begin with the registration deadline, the first practice, or two weeks prior to the beginning of the season, whichever occurs first.

Refunds received with less than five business days notice will only be issued for a medical problem when accompanied by a doctor’s excuse. A $5 administrative fee is deducted from all refunds, including medical problems, to cover clerical costs. The administrative fee is not charged when a program is cancelled by the department. Refund processing takes 3 to 5 weeks.

 

SPECIAL REFUND POLICY

Refunds for trips and contractual workshops will only be issued if the spot can be filled from the waiting list.

 

DAWG DAZE TOURNAMENT 

A $25 refund fee will be charged to any team requesting a registration or deposit refund. No registration fee will be returned after March 1st.

 

FALL FISHING SPECIALS 

A $25 refund fee will be charged to any deposit that is requested to be refunded.

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