Blues Creek Preserve

138.4 acres

A sparkling creek, forested areas, wetlands, and meadows filled with grasses and prairie plants characterize this park, named for the creek that meanders along the park's northern edge.

Foxes, pheasants and muskrats are just a few of the wildlife species visitors might see during walks along the 2.5 miles of trails. Meadows are being converted to prairie and woodland, and wetlands have been restored in various sections of the park.

A catch-and-release fishing pond allows park visitors to learn and participate in a sport they can enjoy their entire lives.

Blues Creek Preserve was acquired at public auction in 1993 with funds provided by an anonymous donor.

The original purchase was 97.5 acres, and an adjoining 40.9 acres were acquired in 1999. The park was opened to the public in 2001.


  • Two Reservable Picnic Shelters (Capacity: 20 each)
  • Restrooms
  • Playground and Tot Lot
  • Fishing Pond
  • Sledding Hill

Hours of Operation (effective Nov. 1, 2014)

Winter Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (November 1 - February 28)

Summer Hours: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (March 1 - October 31)

Rules and Regulations
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9627 Fontanelle Road,
Ostrander, OH 43061