Huron Boat Basin Marina and Amphitheater
Location: 330 N. Main Street
1,000 seat outdoor amphitheater with events all summer long on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Huron Amphitheater is located at the Huron Boat Basin and overlooks the scenic municipal marina. Folding chairs are welcome at the amphitheater. No glass containers or alcohol allowed. Restrooms are available.
The Huron Boat Basin Marina Building/Office only available to rent from Oct. 1st to April 1st. Huron Boat Basin Facilities (Covered Outdoor Shelters or the Boat Basin Marina Building/Office) will only be authorized for rentals if they do not conflict with any City-sponsored programs or activities.
Andrew L. Fabens Memorial Park
Location: Adams and Taylor Avenues
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Large athletic park. Amenities include 9 baseball/softball fields (Field Numbers-Shelter Locations Map), 5 tennis courts, 2 batting cages, nature trail, playground area, 3 shelters, picnic tables, grills, drinking fountain, concession stand and restrooms; plus Pedestrian/Biking Trail; paved one-mile long. Map to Fabens Park
FABENS PARK ADVERTISING BANNERS -- Fabens Park will be one of the busiest places in Huron over the next six months! Our Advertising Banner program offers you the opportunity to display your message in a family-friendly environment...to thousands of people at a very reasonable rate. Best of all, we do the work (producing, mounting and storing your banner during off-season); while you get the well-deserved recognition for community support! More information.
Lake Front Park
Location: N. Center St. Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Scenic view of Lake Erie and Cedar Point Amusement Park. Public beach. Playground, gazebo, picnic tables, grills, drinking fountain, restrooms. No lifeguard on duty. Map to Lake Front Park Note: August 29, 2013 was the final water testing date for the season.
Beach Water Quality Testing conducted by Erie County Health Department -- results posted on Erie County Health Department Beach Monitoring website. Note that the "Huron River West" results are for Lake Front Park.
Nickel Plate Beach
Location: Off Tiffin Ave., then Nickel Plate Drive. Hours: Dawn to Dusk. Scenic view of the Lake Erie Lighthouse. Public beach. Picnic shelters, grills, playground, beach volleyball courts, permanent outdoor ping-pong table (bring your own paddles/balls--or purchase from gate attendant) and corn-hole boards (bring your own bags). No lifeguard on duty – swim at your own risk. BEWARE OF CURRENTS. Huron City Ordinance prohibits dogs at Nickel Plate Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day during the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (No permanent restrooms - portable restrooms on site during season).
Paddle boards, kayaks, large float devices and beach gear can be rented at Nickel Plate Beach from "The Paddle Shack" - check their website for hours, products available and rates. PADDLE SHACK PHONE #419-515-9834.
2018 Daily parking fee - $6.00 per car.
2018 SEASON PARKING PASSES AVAILABLE: $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents - Nickel Plate Parking Pass Order Form. You can also purchase a Season Parking Pass from the gate attendant.
Beach Water Quality Testing conducted by Erie County Health Department -- results posted on Erie County Health Department Beach Monitoring website. Note that the "Huron River East" results are for Nickel Plate Beach.
Mile Long Fishing Pier & Huron Lighthouse
Location: end of N. Main Street
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
The Huron Lighthouse is maintained by the United States Coast Guard. The mile long pier is open to the public and is a great fishing spot all year long. The Huron Spoils Site is located adjacent to the Huron Lighthouse. This 64 acre containment facility one day may be a beautiful island park. This facility is owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The pier is heavily used for fishing year-round and is a popular site for walkers as well as birdwatchers; and is designated as one of Ohio's "hot spots" for birding--visit the Lake Erie Birding Trail website; follow the links to "Huron Harbor West Pier" for more information. State of Ohio Fishing License Agent Locations (note: locations are listed by county, Huron is located in Erie County).
Rotary Centennial Park
Location: entrance to the Huron Pier area
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Beautiful scenic park area overlooking the lake with great views of Cedar Point in the distance. Best spot to watch the sunset!
Huron River Boat Access
Location: off Cleveland Rd. (Route 6), at the old ConAgra plant
Free boat launching. Restrooms available. Map to Huron Muncipal Boat Ramp.
Location: Intersection of Wall St. and N. Main Street.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk Overlooks the Huron River.
Lake Shore Electric Trail
Location: West end of Jim Campbell Rd; adjacent to Huron High School Stadium (map). Hours: Dawn to Dusk
The trail, named for its historical significance, is 1.2 miles long. The land was part of the Lake Shore Electric Railway, which operated an interurban electric railway from Cleveland to Toledo until 1939.
The 8-foot wide concrete trail is designed to serve walkers, runners and bikers. It increases community connectivity by providing pedestrian travel from Woodlands School to Huron High School Stadium at the base of the Rt. 6 overhead foot bridge. It also enhances pedestrian access to the city as well as to Fabens Park (via the foot bridge) and the neighborhoods to the north. Additional trail amenities are planned for the future. The new trail was funded by a partnership of the City of Huron and Huron Township, through the Huron Joint Recreational District.
Location: corner of Wilbor Ave. and Wilder Ave.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Playground, picnic shelter with tables and grill, drinking fountain, basketball court. No restrooms.
Location: behind McCormick Middle School
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Huron Parks Foundation - donations/memorial benches
Community members and civic organizaitons may donate memorials to loved ones, within our park system, through the Huron Parks Foundation Fund.
Continuous improvements at the Lighthouse Pier, the "former Con-Agra" site, and the Lake Shore Electric Trail have expanded the opportunity to sponsor Memorial Benches. Click here for more information, call 419-433-8487, or Email us. Please include "Memorial Bench" in the subject line. Thank you.
Decals are $5.00 each; donation to the Huron Parks Foundation. Mail order form. New option: "static cling" decals can be removed without leaving residue!
Parks - Use / Reservations
PARK SHELTER RESERVATION FORM - Use this form to rent for the PARK SHELTERS at Fabens Park, Oklahoma Park, Lake Front Park, Nickel Plate Beach and Flemmond's Landing. Rental Fees are shown on the form. If you have additional questions after carefully reviewing both pages of the form, please email email@example.com or call 419-433-8487.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FABENS PARK SHELTERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL ON TOURNAMENT WEEKENDS. For 2018, the following dates are unavailable: May 5, May 12-13, May 19-20, May 25-27, June 10, June 23-24, July 13-15, and August 3-5. Fabens Shelter rentals are also unavailable during Fall Ball Season Weekends (Aug. 18-19 through Sept. 29-30, 2018). You are welcome to double-check availability by calling our office at 419-433-8487.
BOAT BASIN SHELTERS / MARINA BUILDING / AMPHITHEATER Reservations require separate forms (below). Because there are so many events sheduled for Boat Basin facilites during season; there is limited availability for rentals. We encourage you to contact the Huron Boat Basin to determine availability. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-433-4848.
- Boat Basin Outdoor Shelter Reservation Form
- Boat Basin Marina Building Reservation Form
- Boat Basin Event Application Form
City of Huron - General Park Use Information:
- You are not required to rent a shelter to have a picnic - they are available of a first come, first serve basis to the general public. However, PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE RESERVED THE SHELTER. Anyone desiring exclusive shelter use should reserve a park shelter using the Park Shelter Reservation Form.
- If you have rented the Park Shelter, note that other park patrons may be using the Shelter when you arrive. Please politely notify them that you have rented the Shelter ... others have no way of knowing about your event. Post the reservation sign provided with your receipt on the rented shelter. Keep your rental receipt with you during your event. ( The rentee may post the reservation form on the appropriate shelter/amphitheater/building early on the day of the rental).
- Parks are public facilities,; shelter rentals do NOT GRANT EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE ENTIRE PARK.
- The number of picnic tables within the shelter are not guaranteed.
- There is NO LIFEGUARD on duty at City of Huron public beaches.
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
- Parks are open dawn to dusk unless specific hours are posted on premise; observe closing hours.
- Motorized vehicles are prohibited in grass areas (There is a parking fee at Nickel Plate Beach from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day).
- All functions conducted in the park must be held in accordance with City ordinances, policies, rules and procedures.
- Loud music, obsene language or boisterous behavior breaching the public peace is not permitted.
- Facilities must be cleaned after use - All trash must be collected and disposed in appropriate containers.
- Any damage to the facility as a result of the rental will be charged accordingly.
Rental Fees and Refund Policy:
PARK SHELTER rental fees are shown on the SHELTER RESERVATION form. Please also review the "Frequently Asked Questions" on page two of the form. Refunds will be made only under the following circumstances: if cancellation is made within 5 working days of reservation/payment submission, or within 21 days in advance of shelter reservation date. There will be NO WEATHER RELATED REFUNDS. A $5 processing fee will be charged to all refunds.
Amphitheater rental fees vary upon intended use and duration. Be sure to complete the Huron Boat Basin Event registration form to assure a facility is secured. Please review the following list to determine your appropriate fee:
1. private party (less than 3 hours) - $50 Resident/$75 Non-Resident
2. additional fees may be noted
Facility rental fees vary upon intended use and duration.
Fabens Park Field Rentals
LIMITED DATES/FIELDS AVAILABILITY - call 419-433-8487 for more information.
NOTE: The Spring-Summer Huron Baseball & Softball Youth Program (which plays at Fabens Park) is not affiliated with Parks & Recreation. Please contact your child's coach for schedule/weather-cancellation information. Use this link to access the Program's website.
Fabens Park Fields # 8 and #9 RENTALS
2016 Individual Team Rental Form (Fields # 8 and #9 ONLY)
IF FIELDS #8-9 WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER, NOTIFICATION WILL BE POSTED HERE DAILY BY 3 PM...
This notification is only for Fields #8-9; does not apply to the Huron Baseball & Softball Program's use of Fields #1-7.
Fabens Park Tournament RENTALS
2016 Individual Tournament Rental Form (Call 419-433-8487 to confirm availability)