Parks and Recreation

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.

Park Board Members

Meetings are the first Monday of each month at 7PM

  • Tim Rohr, Secretary
  • Joe Lewis, President
  • Ashley Harmon
  • Chrystal Streeter
  • Janet Riley

Melching Park

This is the oldest park in Ossian’s system. It is located on the northeast side of town on Park Street.  This park is 5.2 acres.

  • Splash Pad
  • Open Pavilion with restrooms and electricity. Call the Ossian town hall 260-622-4251 to reserve.
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball half court
  • Volleyball court (grass)
  • Horse shoe pits

Sandalwood Park

Sandalwood Park is a small neighborhood park. It is located in a circle of homes and accessible by a sidewalk from Greenwood Trail.  This park is 1.5 acres.

  • Open Pavilion
  • Playground Equipment

Maplewood Park and Tennis Courts

This park is located adjacent to the Ossian Town Hall on Maplewood Street.  This park contains 3.16 acres.

  • Open Pavilion
  • 2 Lighted Tennis courts equipped with Pickle Ball markings
  • Playground Equipment

Archbold Wilson Park

The largest park in Ossian’s system.  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.  Currently, outside entities provide spring and summer baseball programs.