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.

Ornament Painting on Canvas - Thursday, December 10, 2015

Students will use acrylics to paint a Christmas ornament on 8x10 canvas. They will decorate the ornament with sequins and glitter. Acrylic paint does not come out of clothes so please wear old clothes. All supplies are included in the fee.  Click here for a printable registration form.

Hike and Explore! - Children's Nature Series - Nature Scavengers - Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hike through the woods at Fairborn's Cold Springs Reserve to explore and learn about what can be found in nature in the cold winter months.  Click here for a printable registration form.

Holiday Centerpiece - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Create an elegant centerpiece of fresh Christmas greenery and seasonal decorations that will last through the holiday season. Attendees will learn how to design, and arrange fresh flowers into a festive holiday centerpiece. All flowers and materials are included in the fee.  Click here for a printable registration form.

Community Christmas Campfire - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Join us for s'mores making, hot cocoa drinking, storybook reading, and Christmas caroling. This event is free and open to all.  Click here for a printable event flyer.

The Annual Fishing Derby

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 heaviest 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.  

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, tennis terms, and water breaks 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.

Youth Summer Sports Programs and Camps (June - July)

We are teaming up with Jump Start Sports to provide youth sport opportunities in the summer!  Through these programs children will learn basic techniques and fundamentals taught by Jump Start Sport coaches.

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.  The fall leagues are currently playing and will run through October.

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. 

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.