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. Click here for 2023 Schedule of Events/Entertainment at the Boat Basin/Amphitheater.
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: One Fabens Way
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
"Responsible RestartOhio" - BASEBALL and SOFTBALL - Click on link to review health-safety information provided by the State of Ohio.
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, wheelchair accessible, drinking fountain, concession stand and restrooms; plus paved Pedestrian/Biking Trail.
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ICE RINK AT FABENS PARK IS CURRENTLY CLOSED -- Our thanks to The Wightman-Wieber Foundation, The Patrick Murray and Louise E. Murray Charitable Foundation, and The Rhonda Watt Foundation for their generous support of the Ice Rink.
Lake Front Park
Location: 310 Park St. Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Scenic view of Lake Erie and Cedar Point Amusement Park. Public beach. Playground, gazebo, picnic tables, grills, wheelchair accessible, drinking fountain, restrooms. No lifeguard on duty. Map to Lake Front Park
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 Park/Public Beach
Nickel Plate Beach Health and Safety Procedures have been updated. Learn more here.
NOTICE: Red Flag System & Warning System ACTIVE Memorial Day through Oct. 1.
Location: One Nickel Plate Drive Hours: Dawn to Dusk. Map to Nickel Plate Beach. Large sandy public beach with scenic view of the Huron Lighthouse. Parking Fee of $6.00 per vehicle. Picnic shelter, grills, wheelchair accessible, playground, beach volleyball courts, permanent outdoor ping-pong table (bring your own paddles/balls--or see 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 Nickle Plate Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day during the hours of 10am to 6pm. 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; Memorial Day through Labor Day. PADDLE SHACK PHONE #419-515-9834.
Daily Parking Fee: $6.00 per vehicle (cash only). Beach Water Quality testing conducted by Erie County Health Department during season--results posted on Erie County Health Department Beach Program.
Nickel Plate 2023 Season Parking Passes on SALE now! Click here for the Order Form. The passes will also be available at the Nickel Plate gate and the Parks & Recreation Building, 110 Wall Street.
Mile Long Fishing Pier & Huron Lighthouse
Location: 30 Main Street, 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: Huron is located in Erie County).
Rotary Centennial Park
Location: 30 Main Streer, 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: 41 Cleveland Road, East, 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: 500 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
Decals are $5.00 each; donation to the Huron Parks Foundation. Mail order form.
Park 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-433-8487.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FABENS PARK SHELTERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL ON TOURNAMENT WEEKENDS. Tournament/Event dates are June 2-4, June 9-11, June 16-18, July 7-9, Aug. 4-6, 19-20, 26-27, Sept. 9-10, 16-17. Fabens Shelter rentals are also unavailable during Fall Ball Season weekends: mid-August through mid-October. 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 email@example.com 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
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
Individual Tournament Rental Form (Call 419-433-8487 to confirm availability)