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 wetlands are being restored in various sections of the park.

A catch-and-release fishing pond, for youth under age 16 with adult supervision, allows young people to learn a sport that 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
  • Restrooms (new restrooms under construction in 2014)
  • Playground and Tot Lot
  • Fishing Pond
  • Sledding Hill

Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. - Sunset, 365 days a year

Monthly Sunset Calendar

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9627 Fontanelle Road,
Ostrander, OH 43061