Brookside Park

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Swimming Pool

Brookside Pool is L-shaped with swimming depths of 2'6" to 5'. There is a ramp for handicap access from 0' to 2-6'. The diving depth is 13-3". The main part of the pool is 50 meters in length and meets Olympic standards. The pool has a water slide, and two standard diving boards, one and three meters are in the diving areas. The wading pool (1' to 1'6") for small children has a protective fence around the pool and surrounding deck, separating it from the main pool area. Individual admittance and season passes may be purchased each year. A concession area is provided and is fenced off from the main pool area to enhance housekeeping.

Visit the Brookside Pool page for hours and more information.

Band Shell

The Guy Chase Myers Memorial Band Shell was built in 1949, from funds donated by Mrs. Guy C. Myers in memory of her husband. The Band Shell activities include many varied concerts and special events during the summer months.

The Band Shell may be used for free band concerts, free musical concerts, church services, high school or college commencements, dramatic and musical programs, and for nonprofit community affairs, performances, or entertainment only. It has a seating capacity of approximately 3,000. Reservations may be made by calling Brookside Park Office at 289-8247 between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. A small user fee is required.

Visit the Band Shell website for more information.

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Brookside court is blacktopped, lighted and available with six baskets for group or individual play.


Shuffleboard Courts

The Downs Memorial Shuffleboard Courts were completed in 1977 from a donation by Mrs. Isa Downs. Four regulation size shuffleboard courts provide play for people of all ages. The courts are lighted for night play; benches and scoreboards are provided. Playing equipment for the courts is furnished by the participants. The courts are open 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Ball Diamonds

BROOKSIDE #1 - One of the finest lighted fastpitch softball diamonds in the State of Ohio. Completely fenced in with warm-up bullpens in both left and right field. A press box behind the home plate fence is provided with a P.A. system for announcing games and seating capacity of 1,500 to 1,800. It is available for league and tournament play.

BROOKSIDE #2 - Used mainly for Youth League and Girls softball play. Completely fenced with a seating capacity of 100 - 150.

BROOKSIDE #3 - Completed in 1977, this diamond is used mainly for T-Ball. It is also used by the Playgrounds during the season and for pick-up games during the day.

Mini Golf Course

The eighteen-hole Miniature Golf Course is located beside the Brookside Tennis courts. It takes approximately thirty to forty-five minutes to play the course.

Visit the Mini Golf Course page for more information.

Concession Stands

Two concession stands are provided at Brookside Park. The main stand is located at the Brookside #1 Diamond, the other at Brookside Park Swimming Pool.

The concession stand at the Swimming Pool is open during pool hours.

Picnic Areas

Many picnic tables and charcoal grills are located throughout the park and are available to the public. Two sheltered pavilions, a cookhouse and a sheltered barbecue pit are available to rent. Reservations may be made year round by calling Brookside Park Office at 289-8247 between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Summer Recreation Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department provide Summer Recreation Programs for the children and youth of the community. A summer Tennis Program is available to all school age children. A Junior Golf Program is available for youths aged 10 through 17 years at Brookside Golf Course. There is a girls' Summer Fastpitch League available for girls aged 9 through 17 years, these programs combine to make summer more interesting for the youth of our community.

The Summer Programs run Monday through Friday. In case of inclement weather the closing of the programs are announced over WNCO.

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The children will love the variety and abundance of swings, merry-go-rounds, teeter-totters, wooden play structures, and slides located between the swimming pool and Brookside #1 field, and also near the miniature golf. A separate fenced-in "kiddy area" is also available.

Restroom Facilities

Three handicap accessible restroom facilities are located throughout the park and are open during summer months. The restroom at Brookside Pool, with drinking fountains, is open till 4:00 p.m. during winter months. There is a restroom located at the Band Shell and one, with drinking fountains, near the Mini-Golf Course.

Points of Interest

Brookside Park also offers points of interest such as the Johnny Appleseed Monument, the Veterans Memorial and a Covered Bridge.

Brookside Pond

Enjoy a stroll around the pond, feed the ducks or bring your pole - there's plenty of bass, bluegill, catfish and carp to catch in the 160' x 75' pond. Remember, a valid license is required for anyone 16 years or older.

Tennis Courts

Six regulation tennis courts are available and are lighted for adult nighttime play.

Horseshoe Courts

Ten horseshoe pits are provided at the Park. They are located on the West Side of Brookside #1 diamond.

How to Get to Brookside Park

From the corner of Claremont and Main Street, travel west on Main Street about 1/4 mile to Brookside Drive. Turn right into park.