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The Ossian Parks and Recreation Department is comprised of five park sites, totaling 80.36 acres. In a community the size of Ossian, this amounts to approximately 1189 square feet per person.
This is the oldest park in Ossian’s system. It is located on the northeast side of town on Park Street. Melching Park contains a picnic shelter with restrooms and a playground area. This park is 5.2 acres.
Sandalwood Park is a small neighborhood park. It is located in a circle of homes and accessible by a sidewalk from Greenwood Trail. The park playground is handicap accessible along with a picnic pavilion. This park is 1.5 acres.
Maplewood Park and Tennis Courts
This park is located adjacent to the Ossian Town Hall on Maplewood Street. The park contains a picnic pavilion, a small playground area and two lighted tennis courts. Maplewood Park will soon be the home of our new community Splash Park. This park contains 3.16 acres.
The largest park in Ossian’s system. The existing area consists of a 1.25 mile paved walking/jogging/biking trail lined with trees and benches and is pet friendly. The park is handicap accessible. There are extensive plans to develop this area into a community park which will meet the community’s need for additional recreational programming and facilities. This park is 62 acres.
Community Baseball Diamonds
The Community Baseball Diamonds are adjacent to the Archbold/Wilson Park and Ossian Elementary School. This area consists of four ball diamonds, (little league, minor league and t-ball). The little league and minor league diamonds are lighted. This facility contains all the amenities to go with the diamonds; including restrooms, picnic area and concessions. This facility also houses the Parks and Recreation Department maintenance garage. Currently, outside entities provide spring and summer recreational programming at this Park’s facilities.
Other Recreation Areas and Facilities
To the south of Ossian, located within Wells County, are several recreation areas. The city of Bluffton offers a wide range of park facilities and programs. Also south of Ossian is Ouabache State Park, which is operated by IDNR. Another IDNR site is the Deem Oak Nature Preserve located on State Road 116 south of Bluffton.
Ossian Elementary School
Ossian has one school within its boundaries, the Ossian Elementary School. This school is located on State Road 1 adjacent to the Archbold/Wilson Park and the Community Ball Diamonds. The school has an on-site playground for all ages, a full size basketball court and several soccer fields.
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