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.

Upcoming Parks and Recreation Programs and Special Events

The Annual Fishing Derby - May 13, 2017

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 smallest 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.  To register for the Passport to Fishing Class please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at (937) 754-3090.  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.  Please check back in March for Summer 2017 themes, dates, and times.

Youth Tennis Lessons (June - July)

Tiny Tennis (Ages 5-7): Students will enjoy learning the forehand, backhand, volleys, and serve. Coordination games and tennis terms 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. High School Development Camp (Ages 14 & up): Designed for beginner players looking to learn the game or improve their skills. Lessons include tennis-related drills, game play, and stroke specific activities. Participants will be grouped by ability and instructed accordingly.  Please check back in March for Summer 2017 dates and times.

Youth Sports Programs & Camps

We are teaming up with Jump Start Sports to provide youth sport opportunities throughout the year!  Through these programs children will learn basic techniques and fundamentals taught by Jump Start Sport coaches. Please check back in March for schedule of spring and summer programs and camps. 

Summer & Fall Softball Leagues

Fairborn runs a Summer softball league with registration beginning in February, and a Fall softball league with registration beginning in July. Most leagues are limited to six teams.

For returning 2016 teams, summer registration opens February 1, 2017. New teams may register on a first come, first serve basis for all remianing spaces beginning March 6, 2017. The final registration deadline for summer leagues is Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.! There is a manager's meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and the season will run May 1, 2017 through July 20, 2017 (10-week season).

Summer Softball Registration Form

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.  The leagues start in June.  Please check back in March for registration form.

Fairborn’s Annual 5K - Saturday, July 15, 2017

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.  All proceeds benefit the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division.