Parks

Bronson Park

2101 Power Dam Road ~ This wooded area on the southwest side of the city borders the Auglaize River. Available for use are 3 covered shelter houses, 2 ball diamonds, an outdoor basketball court, sand volleyball courts and playground equipment.

Canal Park

309 Perry Street ~ Get a glimpse of the bygone days of Defiance with a visit to the restored Canal Lock and Amphitheater located on Third and Perry Streets.

Diehl Park

901 Wemor Street ~ If you are looking for a park made with kids in mind, Deihl Park is a must see. Located on the northwest side of the city, with two large covered shelter houses, a basketball court, four softball fields and a baseball diamond, it is sure to keep the sports minded occupied. The biggest attraction is the Kid’s Creation Playground that provides kids with an opportunity to use their imagination as they run through the fort or sit in the Native American teepee.

Holgate Park

807 Holgate Avenue ~ A lovely neighborhood park that is located in the historical district on Holgate Avenue. Beautifully landscaped with a Victorian Gazebo and a walking path. A baseball diamond, basketball court and playground equipment can occupy an entire family with an afternoon of fun.

Independence Dam State Park

27722 State Route 424 ~ This park is located approximately 3 miles east of defiance on St. Rt. 424 and offers recreational opportunities including boating access, hiking trails, camping, fishing, scenic drives, and picnic areas. A hiking trail, once the towpath for the Miami/Wabash/Erie Canal, meanders between the old canal and the river for a distance of three miles ending in Florida, Ohio. This trail offers imaginative trips into the colorful past of Ohio’s canal era.

parks_KingsburyKingsbury Park

102 Auglaize Street ~ A centrally located park on the east side of the city provides a beautiful view of the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers. Enjoy 6 covered shelter houses, playground equipment, a baseball diamond, 2 tennis courts and a basketball court. Children of all ages will love the water slide at Kingsbury Pool and Wading Pool located next to the park. All shelter houses are a first come, first serve basis unless they are reserved. Reservation fee charged. Ball fields are also available for private rental when not reserved by city leagues. Pool admission charged.

parks_PontiacPontiac Park

315 East River Road ~ A beautiful park situated beside the Maumee River on East River Drive. This park also has a splendid view of the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers and provides a peacefulness that is perfect for a relaxing picnic. It is the site of the Old French Indian Apple Tree Marker and the possible birthplace of the Ottawa Indian Chief Pontiac. Additional highlights of this park include the Zonta Fountain and a large gazeebo located near the boat ramp.

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Reservoir

1261 Precision Way ~ There is a 9 Hole Frisbee Golf Course, a 1¼ mile stone walkway around the top of the reservoir with 6 benches along the walk and another at the handicapped parking near the boat ramp. 10 space stone parking lot for boats, boat docks for boats for fishing and a sledding hill with lights located off Kibble road.

parks_RiversideRiverside Park

This park is a sportsman’s dream with a baseball diamond, multiple soccer fields, and a football field. There is also a shelter house and updated restroom facilitiy. This is the place to be in Autumn to catch a glance of the up and comers in our area school sports programs.

Triangle Park

Located at Clinton and Arabella Streets, landscaped with trees and flowers, this is a special place to sit and enjoy the surroundings as time passes by. Volunteer groups plant five flower beds each spring.

Veterans Memorial Grove Park (Latty’s Grove)

610 Williams Street ~ Mature trees shade this centrally located park on the south side of the downtown area. Two covered shelter houses, a ball diamond, playground equipment, basketball court, a tennis court, and updated rest room facilities are available for an afternoon of leisure.

 

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