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Tawawa Park 5K Map (PDF)

Tawawa Park Map (PDF)

Tawawa Park Road Race Requirements (PDF)

Tawawa Park Surrounding Area Map (PDF)

Tawawa Park Shelters (PDF)

Other Link Tawawa Park History Page


The City of Sidney took over operation of this facility in 1955. It was formerly under the guidance of the Tawawa Civic Park Trustees that was incorporated in May of 1948. The original members listed in 1948 were:
  • Wayne Bertsch
  • Murray A. Ferguson
  • William Milligan
  • WE. Whipp, J. Oliver Amos
  • Cecil Watkins
  • Jerome Wagner
The Park consists of 220 wooded acres which provide shelters, grounds and areas to play ball. Two lakes (Tawawa and Amos) are located in the complex. A permit for fishing after park hours is available from the Parks Office or the Police Department. There is no charge for this permit, but you must have a valid fishing license. There are drinking fountains available at the park entrance.

Preserving the Park

This park is being preserved to retain a rustic nature. Wildlife is protected. The William Ross Covered Bridge dedicated in 1971 is picturesque and has been the object of much photography. It closely resembles several covered bridges constructed in Central Ohio by pioneer bridge designer and builder, Rueben L. Partridge (1823 to 1900). 

Naming the Park

The parks were named after Tawawa Creek which runs through the grounds. “Big Rock” (glacial rock left from the ice age) located in the park was established in 1876 and is of interest to visitors. Whipp Road was formerly the path of the East - West railroad through Sidney.

Tawawa Park includes:

Park Features

  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Modular Play Structure and Swings
  • Natural Areas
  • Open Green Space
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Shelter
  • Softball Diamonds
  • Soccer Fields
  • Topographical Features
  • Walkway / Bikeway

Tawawa Park Hours

Motor Vehicle Traffic

  • Third Saturday of April through First Friday in June: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • First Saturday in June through Labor Day: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Day after labor Day through September 30: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 1 through October 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • November 1 through Third Saturday in April: Closed to Vehicles

Pedestrian Traffic

  • Third Saturday of April through First Friday in June: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • First Saturday in June through Labor Day: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Day after Labor Day through October: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • November 1 through Third Saturday in April: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Helpful Links


  1. Amos Lake

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  2. Anderson Bottom Land

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  3. Aschenbach Grove

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  4. Baker Range

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  5. Baumgardner Basin

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  6. Beanblossom Mooring

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  7. Benjamin Trail

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  8. Bertsch Hill

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  9. Big Rock

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  10. Brookside Park

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  11. Davis Bridge

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  12. Ferguson Circle

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  13. Flanagan Sports Complex

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  14. Kaser Dell

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  15. Kastner's Patch

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  16. Landrum Soccer Fields

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  17. Lerch's Nook

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  18. McDowell Trace

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  19. Meyer Meadow

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  20. Milligan Glen

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  21. O'Leary's Niche

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  22. Pointner Knoll

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  23. Ross Bridge

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  24. Sidney Water Park

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  25. Trail to Eagle

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  26. Veterans Memorial Walkway

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  27. Wagner Glade

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  28. Ward Trail

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  29. Watkins Woods

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  30. Webster Geib Pavilion

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  31. Whipp Road

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  32. William Binkley Pavilion

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  33. Willman Place

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  34. Young's Cove

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  35. Zenas King Bridge

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