Riverbend Recreation Area

Riverbend Playground16618 Township Road 208, Findlay  DIRECTIONS TO RIVERBEND 

History: Hancock Park District’s first county park opened for America’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 providing year around recreational opportunities. Once said to be a Native American camp along the “big bend” of the Blanchard, the area has been a patchwork of floodplain, forest and farmland.  Now a unique habitat for wildlife, the scenery at Riverbend offers recreation for fun and fitness everyday.

Features:

  • FALL COLOR HAY RIDES - seasonal (mid- September through the end of October) - schedule a tractor drawn hayride through the HPD office. Call HPD Headquarters to schedule. CONCESSION CHART
  • The covered bridge on Township Road 241 provides a scenic entrance to Riverbend from State Route 568. The new Township Road 241 covered bridge project has been completed by the Hancock County Engineers Department and thanks to them the old iron bridge has been moved into Riverbend to begin preservation work.  More details to come in the upcoming months as the preservation project begins.   Several videos were developed during the course of moving the old iron bridge and construction of the new covered bridge.  Watch the two videos below that were developed by two local talents to capture the bridge relocation and construction progress.

Vimeo video of bridge projects at Riverbend by Mike Spieldenner from Marathon Petroleum

 The Bridges at Riverbend, Findlay, Ohio from HANCOCK PARK DISTRICT on Vimeo.

YouTube by Randy Roberts from The Courier: Covered Bridge Video

 

Findlay Reservoir Area: located south of Riverbend Recreation Area, is under the ownership and management of the City of Findlay.  Questions regarding the reservoir area should be directed to the City of Findlay Mayor's Office at 419-424-7140 or Findlay Water Treatment Department 419-424-7193. 

 

RIVERBEND RECREATION AREA/FINDLAY RESERVOIRS BROCHURE & MAP

DIRECTIONS TO RIVERBEND 

HPD VISITOR GUIDE 

 

Riverbend Fishing

HANCOCK PARK DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
1424 East Main Cross Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-425-PARK/7275
hpdparks@hancockparks.com

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm