Category: Parks


Valley Falls City Park

The City Park at Valley Falls is the site of the annual Softball Marathan in September when teams compete around the clock for their moment of glory. Two ball complexes keep the pace going, while there’s plenty of surrounding green grass for pitching tents for rest in between matches. Shower facilities are available.rn

rnThroughout the year, the park is a spacious place for picnics and outdoor fun.

Ottawa City Park

The Ottawa City Park is a beautiful compliment of nature’s architecture among the historic works of George P. Washburn in the downtown district. Located at 5th and Main, the park offers a spacious area for strolling, relaxing, or picnics with playground equipment for the children.rn

rnThe Old Deitrich Cabin is located in the park just south of the old Carnegie Library which houses the Ottawa Cultural Arts Center.rn

Grove and West Parks

Grove Park, Fremont and Third, and West Park, 11th and High, are tree-shaded city-owned parks equipped with children’s playground areas with swings, slides, and other equipment.rn

rnLocated at Grove park is also the Municipal Swimming Pool which is open to the public from Memorial Day each spring to Labor Day each fall. Shelterhouses and picnicking facilities are provided at the parks. rn

rnThe Dr. Ivan Boyd Memorial Scout Cabin, Home of the Baldwin Boy Scouts, stands in the northwest corner of Grove Park.rn

Allen (Depot) Park

Allen Park, Main and High streets in West Baldwin (formerly Media), is privately owned and maintained by the Santa Fe Trail Historical Society. While privately owned, it is open to the public and offers a ball field, play area and shelterhouse with picnic tables, running water and grills.rn

rnThe park is adjacent to the Santa Fe Depot – the departure point for the Midland Railway.rn