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City parks include:

Oberlin Recreation Complex – Oberlin’s newest park includes baseball, softball and soccer fields with adjacent green space. This facility includes a Concession Stand, restrooms and pavilions.

Bike Path – Oberlin’s section of the North Coast Inland Trail is a 3.1 mile paved bike path and walkway, cutting diagonally across the City.  Recently added is a .6 mile extension linking the main Bike Path to the Recreation Complex on Hamilton Street.

Park Street Park - 5.58 acres with two basketball courts, a baseball diamond, playground and horseshoe pits.

Spring Street Park
- 12 acres of park and woodland with two picnic shelters and a playground.

Martin Luther King Park - 1.5 acres with benches

and sculptures, adjacent to City Hall.

 Legion Field - 2.6 acres of green space with ball field.

Depot Park - 4 acre playground and park area adjacent to the Bike Path.

Roadside Park - 5.7 acres of picnic area on SR511 east.

Parsons Road Upland Reservoir
- 43.6 acres of water for fishing with adjacent picnic and sledding areas. Fishing is permitted at the Parsons Road Reservoir.  Boats are prohibited on all reservoirs except Parsons Road (non-motorized only).

 WrightPark - a 1.9 acre green space with Veteran's memorial, a path running along Plum Creek connects to South Professor St. and the Oberlin College arboretum.

Morgan Street Reservoir - 12.5 acres including two former water supply reservoirs and historic treatment facilities with a walking trail around the perimeter connected to the Oberlin College arboretum.  Fishing is permitted at the Morgan St. reservoir. 

Bill Long Nature Preserve/Scott and Olive Carson Nature Preserve- The Bill Long Nature Preserve includes a 13 acre reservoir formerly the City’s water supply when the Water Treatment Plant was located on Morgan St. now maintained as a natural area.  In 2001, the family of Scott and Olive Carson donated an additional 12 acres of woodlands between the Bill Long Nature Preserve and Beech St.

Westwood Cemetery - 47acre park-like setting 1 mile west of downtown. Click here for a map of the cemetery.

Each park offers its own amenities. For your convenience we have provided an inventory of these amenities.

Contact Information

Hours of Operation:
    8:00 A. M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday


    7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.  Monday thru Friday

Customer Service Request Line

    (440) 775-7218

    Jeff Baumann, Public Works Director
    Phone:  (440) 775-7204

    Sheri Runals, Administrative Assistant
    Phone:  (440) 775-7218

Lori Sprosty, Recycling Coordinator

Phone: (440) 935-0096



Buildings & Grounds      Wastewater    

    Dennis Cuthbertson            Steve Hoffert
    (440) 774-2820                    (440) 775-7280

General Maintenance    Water

    Dave Rucker                        Jerry Hade
    (440) 775-7270                    (440) 775-7290


    Randall Roberts
    (440) 776-0037

Oberlin City Hall - 85 South Main Street - Oberlin, Ohio 44074 Ph. (440) 775-1531 Fax (440) 775-7208 Copyright © 2014, City of Oberlin. All rights reserved.