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City Park Name Description
Rochester Bob Kern Nature Preserve East Side of Lake Manitou.
Fansler Park On Washington Street next to Fansler Athletic Field. Has playground equipment, softball diamonds, two tennis courts and winter ice skating.
Germany Bridge West of Rochester on Tippecanoe River. Located on 375 West between Olson Road and 450 North. Canoe Landing, picnic tables. One acre.
Jaycees Community Park At 12th and Monroe Streets. Has playground equipment and a pavilion which is available for reservations at 574-223-7813.
Judy Burton Nature Preserve West side of Lake Manitou.
Lake Manitou Park Wraps around Lake Manitou Dam at 9th Street and Ewing Road. A public boat ramp, pavilion, fishing piers, picnic areas and restrooms are available. A butterfly garden was planted by local Girl Scout Troop and is maintained by Fulton County Master Gardeners.
Lakeview Park Also known as People`s Park, stretches along East 9th Street and includes a picnic shelter. It borders Mill Creek Golf Course with it`s Round Barn Pro Shop and includes Rochester Pathways walking and bicycling trail. Hikers are welcome to stop at the Round Barn and get snacks and drinks and rest a while. The paved trail winds from Fulton County Airport west through the Woodlawn Hospital grounds fitness course and merges with Rochester city streets. The depression along 9th Street is the former Mill Race which, years ago, brought water from Lake Manitou to power the mills in Rochester.
Manitou Islands Wetlands Conservation Area and Nature Preserve - west side of Lake Manitou.
     
  Pike Memorial Park 815 E. Rural Street in Akron.  Community Building can be reserved and will seat up to 400.  Call manager Mike Tyler to rent the building for receptions, family reunions, weddings, meetings, etc. 574-598-2112.
Pioneer Park On the North side of Monticello Road stretching from Main Street to Fulton Avenue. A grassy strip, it allows access to Mill Creek. The Rochester Lions club house is located there.
  Prairie View West side of Rochester on US 31 and Third Street, entry off 100 North, North of Equestrian Center. Has picnic pavilion, out-house, parking lot, gazebo, handicapped facilities, hiking and biking trail, pier and fishing. 20 acres.
  Rochester City Park On the west side of the city between Park Road and west 13th Street, has playground equipment, Manitou Mountain, basketball courts, skate park, softball diamonds, horseshoe pits and restrooms. Picnic pavilions are available by reservation 574-223-7813 or on a first-come-first-served basis. A sledding hill is south of the park off Pontiac Street by the Rochester High School football field.
  The Ruth Kern Woodland Preserve The Ruth Kern Woodland Preserve, opened in May 2007, is on the south side of 450 North just east of Germany Bridge. It has 149 acres of woodland and 5,900 feet of Tippecanoe River frontage. The land was donated to ACRES Land Trust by Ruth`s children: Pat Kern Holmgren, Shirley Kern Needham and Bill Kern.
  Yellow Creek Preserve Northeast of Talma, just south of Provimi Veal, no trespassing - too swampy. 10 Acres.
Akron Akron Community Square Established in 2005 on the south side of Rochester Street, 1/2 block east of traffic light. Has benches.
Pike Memorial Park Has restrooms, softball fields, tennis courts, basketball areas, soccer field and playground equipment. The two shelters have to be reserved for reunions or birthday parties by calling the Akron clerk-treasurer office at 574-893-4123. The east shelter is large enough to accommodate two groups at the same time.
Kewanna A.D. Toner Park On the south side of Main Street between the post office and the bank. Has benches.
  Union Township Park On east side of Indiana 17 and Phillips Street. Has a ball field and playground equipment.
Fulton Liberty Township Park On the east side of town on the site of the former Fulton High School. Has Little League, Girls Softball fields, two pavilions, basketball court, horseshoe court, playground equipment.
Grass Creek Grass Creek Lions Community Park On the site of the former high school and grade school on the west side of town on Indiana 17. Park has Grass Creek Depot which has meeting rooms and history display. Also has picnic pavilion, horseshoe court, playground equpment and port-a-pot.