Parks & Playgrounds

Roush Park 

Roush Park, 925 W Silver;  is about 8 acres in size and located in the southwest part of Bluffton, off the Indiana Street-Clark Avenue intersection. Facilities include playground equipment, 2 lighted baseball diamonds, 2 lighted softball diamonds, picnic areas, 2 pavilions, restroom/changing facilities, a storage building, press boxes at the ball diamonds, batting cages, concession stand, and 2 basketball courts. The Farm League (9 and 10-year-old boys) and Jr. League (11 and 12-year-old boys) use the two baseball diamonds. Junior Girls League (ages 9-12) and Senior Girls League (ages 13-16) use the two softball diamonds. NEW in 2016 will be a splash pad, and a 1/2 mile paved walking trail along with renovations done to the large pavilion. 

Lions Park 

Lions Park, 228 Midway;  is approximately 5.5 acres in the west-central part of Bluffton, off Midway and Washington Streets, Facilities include a playground, a pavilion with picnic tables and grill, a mini-soccer field, 2 lighted basketball courts, 3 lighted tennis courts, 2 restroom facilities, a maintenance office building with storage, a practice T-Ball diamond, a lighted softball diamond, and a concession stand. Adult Softball Leagues and the Sandy Koufax league for boys ages 13-14 use the field at Lions Park, which used to be Wilson Field through the years that it was the football field for the high school.




Washington Park 

Washington Park, 710 S Mulberry; is approximately 2.6 acres in size in the southeast part of Bluffton, off Ohio, Mulberry, Arnold, and Bennett Streets. Facilities include playground equipment, 2 8-foot basketball goals, and 2 lighted 10-foot basketball goals that will be resurfaced early 2020; a new year-round enclosed pavilion with kitchenette, a Rock Steady Boxing/ Fitness room, and a lighted pavilion with picnic tables. Across the street are 3 lighted tennis courts.

Jefferson Park 

Jefferson Park, 315 E Horton; and is approximately 2.1 acres in size, located in the southeast portion of Bluffton off Townley and Bennett Streets. Facilities include a playground, 2 T-Ball diamonds, a batting cage, a press box, and a concession stand/restrooms building. T-Ball is for ages 4-6, and the coach pitch is for 7 and 8, boys and girls.

Melching Park 

The oldest park in Ossian, located on northeast side of town on Park street. In the 5.2 acres there is a splash pad, playground equipment, half court basketball, grass volleyball court, horse shoe pits, corn hole boards and an open pavilion with restrooms and electricity. 

Zanesville Lions Park 

A  quaint park with a ball diamond and playground equipment.


Whicker Park 

Whicker Park Inclusive Playground is designed to be a space where everyone can play! Located at 425 E. Harrison rd. Bluffton. Additionally, the ball diamond is home to the Dream Team! Dream Team is a program that provides great opportunities to belong and achieve for children over the age of 3 years that have physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities that may disqualify them from participating in typical community activities. Dream Team kids participate in year-round activities like t-ball, swimming, art, bowling and more!

Pickett’s Run 

 located on E. Washington St. near the intersection of Wayne St and River Road. The name of this property comes from the stream that once ran through this park site. This is the former location of 17 homes that were damaged in the July 2003 flood and had to be destroyed. Phase 1 of the park is complete which includes paved paths (Pickett’s Run Loop  1/5 mile or 326 meters), picnic tables, benches, wood carvings, a NEW Story Walk, and a historical marker. Located across the street at the corner of E. Washington & Bennett St. is the splash pad spray park made possible by the generosity of the Wells County Foundation in honor of the 50th Anniversary. The splash pad is open May-Sept, 10 am-9 pm, daily depending on the weather. There is no cost to enjoy! The park also includes a life fitness trail for outdoor exercise.  

Memorial parks

Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Park, 725 S Main; is in the southeast part of Bluffton at the corner of Main and Arnold Streets. This park features memorial gardens, walkways, a gazebo, and park benches. It is the scene of official tributes to those who have served in the nation’s defense.

Dog Parks

Bluffton K-9 Kommons Dog Park 

Bluffton residents may now apply to gain entry to The Bluffton Dog Park, located at 805 W Market at the intersection of Indiana and Market Street. The registration forms are available at City Clerk Treasurer’s Office or can be downloaded.  

Bluffton K-9 Kommons Rules and waiver 

The Bone Yard

Ossian Boneyard Dog Park is open from dawn to dusk for registered key holders only. Located at 2298 E 900 N.

Ossian ‘The Bone Yard’ Rules and registration


Wells County Public Pool 

(310 West Spring Street) Pavilion Rental includes 17 picnic tables, 4 electric outlets, has a charcoal grill or a gas grill may be rented from the Bluffton Parks Department, restrooms available in the pool house

Markle Swimming Pool

Just over the county line ; 100 Park Drive Markle- limestone quarry turned classic water hole with concession stand located next to the Markle Fish & Game Club park