History & Mission
The Sandusky County Park District was created on December 7, 1973. It was created because of an opportunity to develop an abandoned quarry operation into a public park. The property was owned by the State of
The Sandusky County Park District
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.
The Park District is governed by a three member, volunteer Board of Park Commissioners who have been appointed by the Probate Judge. 2013 Park Board: Jim Fails, Brad Lawrence, Sharon Wilson
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.
White Star Park 1976
Current view of White Star Park