The Oberlin Recreation Office has moved to the Prospect Building (36 South Prospect Street – Oberlin, OH).

Contact information remains the same:
440-775-7254  |

Welcome to the City of Oberlin Recreation Division website.

The City of Oberlin like most cities around the United States are trying to meet the recreational needs of their community and Oberlin is no different that all other communities. The Oberlin Recreation Office is continually moving forward in trying to answer the communities recreational needs, while working to create an environment that the community will be proud of. The Office continues to focus on promoting neighborhood outreach, social equity, healthy living with quality programs and special events with safe open spaces and parks.

Within the Recreation Office is a very dynamic and dedicated staff that continue to go above  and beyond while maintaining their professionalism and it is with great appreciation that  I would like to recognize the amazing Recreation employees.

Finally, many of the Recreation Office activities and events contribute to the community’s quality of life, but often those contributions are not directly measurable. The Recreation Office is also very appreciative for all the many supporters and volunteers. We look forward to continuing to work with the community for a healthier Oberlin!


Ian P. Yarber

Recreation Director

“City of Oberlin Recreation Division…Bringing the community together since 1956”

Definition of Recreation

Activities which develop skills that provide the incentive, motivation, and means for spending leisure time constructively. As such, recreation must be concerned with the breadth and variety of activities: physical, social, artistic and learning.

Mission Statement

“The mission of the City of Oberlin Recreation and Parks division is to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Oberlin community by providing equal opportunity for a wide variety of leisure and cultural activities, special events, facilities and services. This will include active and passive, structured and unstructured recreational opportunities. These will encourage health, fitness, relaxation and enjoyment as well as a broad appreciation for our diverse community and the unique natural systems that we share. Our purpose is to work cooperatively with other appropriate entities to provide recreational opportunities for the members of our community.”

To Err…Is Human

Although our staff works hard to ensure our division information is free from mistakes, there are times when errors in dates, times, rates or registration information occurs. We will do everything possible to make corrections, and we thank you for your understanding when these situations arise.


Contact the Recreation Department

Recreation Division contact information and hours of operation.

Field Rental Fees

Facility fees help defray operational cost, which would help the City be more efficient and effective and less draining on the general fund.

Forms and Applications

Various online forms and applications for the Recreation Division.

Healthy Oberlin

Recreation Division attempt to pick up the Surgeon General's challenge for a more fit America.

Information and Links

Provides more recreational educational materials


Permission to use City Parks for special events can be obtained by filling out a Parks Request Form

Adult Recreation Programs

Adult Recreation Programs strives to provide quality experiences and personal growth through recreation physically and mentally.

Recreation Commission

Recreation Commission serves as an advisory body to the Council.

Recreation Complex

Oberlin's primary sports facility that includes five (5) Baseball/Softball fields, four (4) of which are lighted and eight (8) Soccer fields with adjacent green space on a 77-acre site.

Special Events

Special Events are event held by the Recreation Division to bring the community together.

Youth Recreation Programs

Youth Recreation Programs strives to provide quality experiences and personal growth through recreation.