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.