Exploring Findlay – Parks and Activites

Rain or shine, there is bound to be something you’ll enjoy doing in Findlay. History, art, theatre, or nature; there is truly something for every passion. If you are looking for a place to take family and friends, you can’t go wrong with any of the places listed below.

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Image Courtesy of Hancock Historical Museum

Hancock Historical Museum – Programming is constantly taking place at the Hancock Historical Museum! This is the perfect place for a history buff or a rainy day family outing. Today, there are nine facilities in total, including the Little Red Schoolhouse and the new Marathon Energy & Transportation Annex. In addition, the museum houses more than 70,000 books, photographs, manuscripts and artifacts in its collections. Their goal is to educate on the past, in hopes to inspire the future!

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Image Courtesy of Children’s Museum of Findlay

Children’s Museum of Findlay – Learn and play with the whole family at the Children’s Museum of Findlay. Perfect for a family outing or school field trip, the facility strives to assist in the development of the area’s youth through play! Currently under renovation, the museum will reopen to the public February 5, 2019. Follow their social media for additional information and updates!

Riverside Park – Seven acres of waterfront land is owned and maintained by the city of Findlay for the public’s enjoyment. Some features include, Zonta Landing Boat Rentals, Observation Areas, Blanchard River Greenway Trail, and a stone walking trail around the old reservoir!

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Image Courtesy of the Mazza Museum and Erin Spradlin

Mazza Museum – The Mazza Museum is a must-do as it contains the world’s largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators. Their goal is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of picture books! Follow them on social media for information on upcoming events and operating hours.

Ice Skating at The Cube – Looking for the perfect place to take your kids and let them burn off some extra steam? The Cube’s ice skating rink is the perfect spot. Find the public skate schedule on their website, as well as rental fees and other associated costs. They also do birthday party packages!

Oakwoods Nature Preserve – This expansive 227.5 acre outdoor complex allows you to reconnect with nature. There are diverse habitats, nature trails, two lakes, and a Discovery Center. Picnic shelters with a fireplace, boat launch, fishing pier, and lots of multi-use trails,  ready for you to utilize at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

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“Arsenic and Old Lace” a December 2018 Production

Image Courtesy of Fort Findlay Playhouse and Photographer Kay Arico

Fort Findlay PlayhouseOperating with a core of highly talented and dedicated volunteers, Fort Findlay Playhouse produces 5 to 7 shows per year, including their regular five-show season and occasional Second Stage productions. The Playhouse gets a majority of its funding through patrons, angels, and benefactors. Show your support and purchase tickets for an upcoming show! Just a short walk from downtown, Fort Findlay Playhouse is the perfect date night activity.

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Image Courtesy of MCPA

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts – Come see a show or take an arts education class at this large, Art Deco-style auditorium. Based in Findlay’s Historic Central Middle School, the center prides itself on state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology, new seating, an art gallery, and much more.

Riverbend Recreation Area – Hancock Park District’s first park is a place to enjoy Bridle Trails, disk golf, primitive campground, a dog park, and so much more! Follow their social media for additional seasonal events, like their fall hayrides.

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Image Courtesy of Hancock Park District and Lauren Konst

Litzenberg Memorial WoodsContaining 227.7 acres on the north side and south side of U.S. Route 224 West; the area is known for its rolling countryside, wooded ravines, and a grand expanse of wetlands, prairie, and beautiful sky views. The park combines the area’s rich agricultural heritage with conservation and wildlife, education and history, hiking and exploration, picnicking and play, and social gatherings and special events to create a unique destination. Follow the Programs & Activities Calendar at the Hancock Parks webpage for details on upcoming events at all Findlay area parks!

Red Hawk Run Golf Course – With a blend of modern and classic, you have to visit this gorgeous golf course! The golf course is also home to Findlay’s premier virtual indoor sports facility, so you can still get your game on even in the worst of weather. Visit their website to view pricing and reserve your spot on the simulator today!

Don’t see your favorite local spot? Check out our Local Agent Favorites blog to see more options for activities and local restaurants! Let us know in the comments below where you and your family love to visit.

Written: Feb 6, 2019

About The Author

Maria Taylor

Lover of pugs, peppermint mochas, and graphic design, Maria is a content specialist for Danberry Realtors. The Home Sweet Toledo blog focuses on community guides + local events, as well as home inspiration + design trends. Enjoy!

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