The Village of Gibsonburg has incredible parks and recreation assets that are used and enjoyed by countless individuals on an annual basis. Fishing, walking, running, picnicking, athletic fields and special events are all important parts of the parks and recreation offerings in Gibsonburg.
Gibsonburg Parks and Recreation Areas and Facilities include:
Central Park, W. Yeasting Street
- Baseball and T-Ball field
- Concession Stand.
- Playground area with equipment (swing sets, play structure, slide, merry go around, etc…).
- Shelter house.
- Small Parking area.
- Storage building.
- Several grills, picnic tables, and benches.
- Basketball court.
- Skateboard area with rails and other equipment
Log Yard, W. Madison Street
- Primarily a perennial flower garden with some annuals for color, but hosts the Farmer’s Markets throughout the summer and early fall.
- Home to electronic sign for community activities.
Williams Park, N. Main Street
- Five baseball/softball fields.
- Concession stand.
- Multi-use building.
- Two Shelter houses (one open air and one enclosed).
- Two volleyball courts (natural grass surface).
- The Northcoast Veterans Museum.
- Williams Park Veterans Memorial (Remembrance Wall and other smaller memorials: plane, tank, etc…).
- Man-made quarry lake approximately 1/3 mile in circumference.
- Lighted water fountain and water falls highlight, located in the center of the lake.
- 1/3 mile paved walking path around lake.
- Handicap fishing platform
- Observation platform
- Reflection Point overlooking lake
- 33 unique sculptures provided by area artists located at various places around the lake. 8 of these are permanent donations while the remainder rotate approximately every two years for the “Sculpture in the Village” event.
- Two playgrounds with age appropriate play equipment
- Picnic area with grills, tables, and benches
- One basketball court.
- Butterfly Garden with observation area.
- Bird blind and observation area.
Silverock Park, Township Road 42
- The newest park, Silverock Park was added in 2008 with improvements occurring annually. The park provides quality opportunities for fishing, boating (non-gas powered motors), picnicking and nature observation.
- Open for fishing from late spring to late fall. Permits are required to fish at Silverock and can be obtained at Town Hall, 120 N. Main Street.
- Approximately one (1) mile of walking trails are developed and accessible.
- A winter sled run is available.
- An area for snowboarding or beginning skiing is available.
- Gravel parking area.
- Benches and Picnic Area.
- Boat Dock and Boat Launch Area.
- Stocked with various species of fish on an annual basis.
- The Village of Gibsonburg has been proudly designated as a Tree City USA for 19 years, with well, maintained tree lined streets and a volunteer Village Tree Commission that dedicates hours of their time on an annual basis to ensure that the natural beauty of the Village of Gibsonburg is preserved.
Annual Park Activities and Programming
- Various youth and adult baseball and softball leagues utilize the Central Park and Williams Park fields throughout spring and summer.
- The Annual Fishing Clinic (ODNR Passport to Fishing) and Fishing Derby occur each summer in Williams Park. Both programs are open to all ages and are adapted for individuals with special needs.
- Adult Volleyball League’s take place in Williams Park during the summer month’s .
- The Gibsonburg Farmer’s Market take place one Saturday a month from June through October at the Log Yard.
- The Gibsonburg Octoberfest is held in Williams Park every October.
- The Annual Sculpture in the Village and Celebration of the Arts at Williams Park takes place every June.
- The Golden Bear 10K brings runners and walkers to the Village each March to compete in a well-organized road race.
- The Northcoast Veterans Museum in Williams Park is open to the public each Monday, most holidays and by appointment. Please call (419) 332-5912
Sandusky County Park District
White Star Park, operated by the Sandusky County Park District and located at the South edge of the Village, offers a wide range of activities, such as swimming, scuba diving, hiking, nature trails and camping. The Annual S.C.R.A.P (The Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power) also hold their annual festival at White Star Park every Labor Day Weekend.