Fairborn Parks and Recreation
Location: 461 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Mail: 44 W. Hebble Ave.
Fairborn, OH 45324
Office:(937) 754-3090
Fax:(937) 754-3133
Contact:Mindy Weaver
E-mail: Parks Division
10 am – 4 pm, M–F

Recreation in Fairborn

The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division feels there is something for everyone when it comes to recreational fun. Many of the activities are annual events, and new activities have been added.

The Annual Fishing Derby - May

The Annual Fishing Derby takes place on the second Saturday in May at Community Park Pond. Prizes are awarded for catching the most fish, the longest fish, and the smallest fish. Prior to the derby there is a Passport to Fishing class for adolescents ages 4 – 17, which teaches casting, knot tying, and fish identification, it is offered and limited to the first 50 registrants.  A fishing license is not required, but you will need to bring your pole, bait and basket.  

Form: Passport to Fishing Class
The Fairborn Farmer’s Market (April – October)

Each Wednesday from April until the end of October, the Fairborn Farmers’ Market opens mid-morning to early afternoon at the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue in the Fifth-Third Commons. Patrons can purchase fresh floral arrangements, baked goods, farm-grown produce, herbs, honey, preserves and other related items. All vendors must follow the Cottage Food Rules and have a signed Farmers’ Market Agreement on file with the City.

Youth Adventure & Arts Summer Programs (June – July)

Youth ages 6-12 can celebrate summer with the Parks and Recreation Division! Each camp will have a different theme with activities that will provide fun experiences along with opportunities for youth to learn new things and make new friends! For the full day camps, campers will need to bring a packed lunch.  All camps will take place at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.

Aloha Summer - June 7– June 9, 1p.m. – 4 p.m., $25.00

Art Adventures - June 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., $15.00

Outdoor Skills - June 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., $15.00

Park Adventures - June 21 – June 23, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $25.00

Mammal Mania - June 28 – June 30, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $25.00

Holiday Craze - July 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., $15.00

Field of Flowers - July 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., $15.00

Art Adventures II - July 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., $15.00

H2O Adventures - July 26 – July 28, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., $25.00

2016 Youth Adventure and Arts Summer Registration Form

Youth Tennis Lessons (June - July)

Tiny Tennis (Ages 5-7): Students will enjoy learning the forehand, backhand, volleys, and serve. Coordination games and tennis terms are all a part of this program. Development Camp (Ages 8-13): Designed for tennis improvements or learning the game. Each day will involve students with tennis-related drills, game play, and stroke specific activities. Participants will be grouped by ability and instructed accordingly. High School Development Camp (Ages 14 & up) - New for 2016: Designed for beginner players looking to learn the game or improve their skills. Lessons include tennis-related drills, game play, and stroke specific activities. Participants will be grouped by ability and instructed accordingly.

2016 Youth Tennis Lessons Registration Form

2016 High School Development Camp Registration Form

Youth Summer Sports Programs and Camps

We are teaming up with Jump Start Sports to provide youth sport opportunities this summer!  Through these programs children will learn basic techniques and fundamentals taught by Jump Start Sport coaches. The summer programs are scheduled as follows: 

Fairborn Jr. All Stars

  • Tuesdays, June 14 - July 19 
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., 3 - 5 year olds 
  • Fee: $50 per participant 
  • Location: Community Park, meet at Shelter #2
  • Click here to register online

    Fairborn Flag Football

  • Monday - Friday, June 6 - June 10 
  • 9:00 a.m. - noon, 6 - 12 year olds 
  • Fee: $70 per participant 
  • Location: Community Park, meet by Tennis Courts
  • Click here to register online

    Fairborn Basketball Camp

  • Monday - Friday, July 11 - July 15 
  • 9:00 a.m. - noon, 6 - 12 year olds 
  • Fee: $70 per participant 
  • Location: Community Park Basketball Courts
  • Click here to register online
    Softball Leagues (Summer and Fall Leagues)

    Fairborn runs a summer softball league with registration beginning in January, and a fall softball league with registration beginning in July. Most leagues are limited to six teams.  For returning 2015 teams, summer registration opens January 4, 2016 - January 29, 2016. New teams may register on a first come, first serve basis for all remaining spaces beginning February 1, 2016. The final registration deadline for summer leagues is Friday, April 22, 2016 at 4 p.m.! There is a manager's meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2016 and the season will run May 2, 2016 through July 21, 2016 (10 week season).

    2016 Summer Softball Registration Form

    Tennis League (June – August)

    Fairborn's Tennis Leagues provide singles and doubles matches for the tennis enthusiasts.  Registration is open to anyone, high school age or older. The Singles Division plays on Monday evenings and the Doubles Division plays on Wednesday evenings. 

    2016 Fairborn Tennis Leagues Registration Form

    Fairborn’s Annual 5K (July)

    Fairborn’s Annual 5K run takes place on the third Saturday in July at 8:00 a.m. at Rona Hills Park, 600 Roehner Drive. Pre-registration takes place prior to July 1 and many door prizes are made available for those pre-registering (participants must be present to win door prizes). Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, in various age group awards for male and female. Refreshments are provided at the end of the race.