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Parks & Recreation
Tawawa Park

415 S. Vandemark Rd.
Mail: 201 W. Poplar St.
Sidney, OH 45365

For shelter reservations, please call the parks offices at, 937-498-8155

Parks and Recreation Director:
Duane Gaier
Phone: (937) 498-8105
Fax: (937) 498-8109

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor:
Jim Heuing
Phone: (937) 498-8156

Recreation Specialist:
Jennie Rogers
Phone: (937) 498-8155

Park Ranger:
Justin Aselage
Phone: (937) 498-2335 (Ext. 8455)

Shelter Reservations
Reservations are first accepted in January for the reservation season, which is from the third Saturday in April through October 31 yearly.  To make reservations, please call the Parks and Recreation Department office at (937) 498-8155.

Shelter Reservations are free of charge we just ask that you have a reservation.



For shelter reservations, please call the parks offices at, 937-498-8155

12 Tawawa Dr.

Map of Tawawa Park

Map of Tawawa Park including Shelter Houses, Mile Markers, Trails, and Surrounding Areas

5K Route

Tawawa Park 5K Race Requirements

The City of Sidney took over operation of this facility in 1955. It was formerly under the guidance of the Tawawa Civic Park Trustees that was incorporated in May of 1948. The original members listed in 1948 were Cecil Watkins, William Milligan, Murray A. Ferguson, W.E. Whipp, J. Oliver Amos, Wayne Bertsch and Jerome Wagner. The Park consists of 220 wooded acres which provide shelters, grounds and areas to play ball. Two lakes (Tawawa and Amos) are located in the complex. A permit for fishing after park hours is available from the Parks Office or the Police Department. There is no charge for this permit, but you must have a valid fishing license. There are drinking fountains available at the park entrance.

This park is being preserved to retain a rustic nature. Wildlife is protected. The William Ross Covered Bridge dedicated in 1971 is picturesque and has been the object of much photography. It closely resembles several covered bridges constructed in Central Ohio by pioneer bridge designer and builder, Rueben L. Partridge (1823-1900). The parks were named after Tawawa Creek which runs through the grounds. “Big Rock” (glacial rock left from the ice age) located in the park was established in 1876 and is of interest to visitors. Whipp Road was formerly the path of the East - West railroad through Sidney.

Tawawa Park includes Flanagan Sports Complex, Baumbgardner Basin Soccer Fields, and the Sidney Water Park

Park Features
• Modular Play Str. & Swings
• Shelter
• Softball Diamonds
• Soccer Fields
• Basketball
• Fishing
• Walkway / Bikeway
• Sand Volleyball
• Open Green Space
• Natural Areas
• Topographical Features


Tawawa Park Hours
Motor Vehicle Traffic
Third Saturday of April - First Friday in June 
10:00am - 7:00pm
First Saturday in June - Labor Day
10:00am - 8:00pm
Day after labor Day - September 30
10:00am - 7:00pm
October 1 - October 31
10:00am - 6:00pm
November 1 - Third Saturday in April
Closed to Vehicles

Pedestrian Traffic
Third Saturday of April - First Friday in June
7:00am - 8:00pm
First Saturday in June - Labor Day
7:00am - 9:00pm
Day after Labor Day - October
7:00am - 7:00pm
November 1 - Third Saturday in April
7:00am - 5:00pm



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