Fairborn Parks and Recreation
Location: 461 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Mail: 44 W. Hebble Ave.
Fairborn, OH 45324
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.
DIY - Luscious Lawns - Thursday, April 21, 2016
A Practical Approach to Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Lawn. Learn more about improving the quality of your home lawn. This overview will cover topics such as establishing new or renovating old lawns; watering; fertilizing; mowing; dethatching and aerating; treating pest; and winterizing. Click here for a printable registration form.
Hike and Explore! - Nature Series - The Tough in Trees - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 or Saturday, May 7, 2016
Explore the nitty-gritty details of trees. Join in for a hands-on hike around Fairborn's Valle View Reserve to learn about tree structures and their basic defenses. Click here for a printable registration form.
Mother's Day Art - Thursday, May 5, 2016
Students will paint on paper mache flower pots, add wrapped candy and insert an artificial flower. This will make a fun gift for someone special on Mother's Day! Acrylic paint does not come out of clothes so please wear old clothes. All supplies are included in the fee. This program will be instructed by Terri Perkins, owner of Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery. Click here for a printable registration form.
DIY - Rain Barrels & Home Rain Gardens - Thursday, May 12, 2016
Learn about home rain gardens and rain barrels. Workshop is Free and Open to the Public. If you would like to make your own rain barrel, we will provide barrel and materials plus guidance in putting them together during the workshop for a cost of $40 per rain barrel. Click here for a printable registration form.
The Annual Fishing Derby - Saturday, May 14, 2016
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
Passport to Fishing Training Class Registration Form
The participant, intending to be legally bound for themselves and
their heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release all claims
for injuries and damages they may have against the city of Fairborn,
parks and recreation department, all officials and employees of the
department and employees of the department and their successors and
assigns for any and all injuries and damages suffered in connection with
participation in youth programs.
I further grant permission to the city of Fairborn to use my child's
name, likeness, picture, and/or voice in printed or audio-visual
materials to promote park activities in the city of Fairborn
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.
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 Spring and Summer Sports Programs and Camps
We are teaming up with Jump Start Sports to provide youth sport opportunities in the spring and summer! Through these programs children will learn basic techniques and fundamentals taught by Jump Start Sport coaches. The spring programs are scheduled as follows:
Mondays, April 11 - May 16
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Fee: $60 per participant
Location: Fairfield Park, Legion Baseball Field
Click here to register online
Thursdays, April 21 - May 26
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3 - 4 year olds; 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 5 - 6 year olds
Fee: $55 per participant
Location: Community Park, meet by Tennis 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 Tennis Tournament (August)
The Fairborn Tennis Tournament takes place at Community Park Tennis Courts in August. Divisions include Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Over 40 Singles, Boys High School, Girls High School, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.
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.