The Park District’s thirteen facilities cover 2328 acres and include Blue Heron Reserve, Countryside Park, Creek Bend Farm, Decoy Marsh, Green Creek Twp Property, Muddy Creek Reserve, Mull Covered Bridge, North Coast Inland Trail, Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area, Shelley Wetland, Tea Kaufman Homestead, White Star Park, and Wolf Creek Park. Total park attendance is approx. 150,000 visitors per year with over 300 programs & presentations annually.
Parks are open everyday, year-round, 8:00 a.m. - dark. Dogs must be on a leash. No snowmobiles, no alcoholic beverages. Cross country skiing is allowed in all parks. The Administrative Office at Countryside Park is open Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm.
The Park District is governed by a three member volunteer Board of Park Commissioners who have been appointed by the Probate Judge.
(2014: Jim Fails, Brad Lawrence, Sharon Wilson)
Income: Park District income is derived from a 1 mill property tax levy that was passed in 2007. This 10 year levy brings in approximately $1,000,000 annually. Additional income comes from user fees, grants, and donations.
Public Programs are listed in "The Nutshell", on the website:www.sanduskycountyparks.com or by calling the Office: 419-334-4495, toll free 1-888-200-5577.
Programs for Request are listed in "Nature's Classroom" and are available free of charge to classes, clubs & organizations in the Sandusky County area.
Reference Library - misc. reference books, activity ideas, field guides, videos, slide shows and teaching kits available for public use.
Grant Program - Started in 1990, up to $30,000 per year is used as grant money for parks and recreation in townships, cities, and villages in Sandusky County. Recommendations for receiving funds are made by a three member panel of professionals from outside the county. Recipients are recognized by green and white Park District grant signs. Since its inception, $530,000 has been provided for outdoor recreation improvements in neighborhood parks. The Park District also provides technical assistance for park planning, playground safety, and programming.