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Custenborder Fields

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Map of Shelter Houses That Can Be Reserved in Tawawa Park and Custenborder Field (PDF)

Map of Custenborder Field (PDF)

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This park is 35.34 acres and is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible with a concession stand, river, five picnic areas with shelters, two play equipment areas, restrooms, seven baseball fields and trails.


  • Batting Cages
  • Drinking Water
  • Football/Soccer Fields
  • Modular Play Structure and Swings
  • Shelter and Restrooms
  • Softball Diamond


Research was completed by Cheryl Michaels and Janet Ross in 2009 with Contribution from Patrick Milligan.

Custenborder Fields, located on Riverside Drive, was named to honor J. Carl Custenborder. Mr. Custenborder was long active in civic affairs of the community. He served as a member of Sidney City Council and was a chairman of the Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee. He was a member of the Sidney Board of Education for nearly 30 years and was also a member of the Sidney Public Library Board. Mr. Custenborder participated in many other local organizations as well as being a member of the Board of Trustees at Miami University.

In the early 1950s, the City was in need of more water and purchased the land that was directly across the Miami River from the Municipal Water Plant to install additional wells. As it turned out, no aquifer was to be found, and the land eventually became a state of the art baseball complex.

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.


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