From outdoor activities to cultural events to fitness and fun, Fostoria offers a variety of recreational opportunities in and around town.

Parks and Pools

Fostoria has five city parks that encompass a total of 280 acres. The parks include: Portage, Gray, Community Water Park, City Park, Jackson and Meadowlark. All offer playground equipment, field lighting and shelter houses. Meadowlark Park contains nine baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts and an amphitheatre. Portage Park has a fitness trail and hills for winter sledding. The Water Park includes a large water slide, a large outdoor pool, an outdoor wading pool and bath house.

In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department provides scheduled activities and events for people of all ages, boosting citizen interest and involvement in parks and outdoor recreation.



Six reservoirs provide a total of 2 billion gallons of water for Fostoria. Fishing is allowed at all reservoirs. Boat launch facilities, picnic areas, parking and walking trails are also available at the reservoirs.


Family and Youth Activities

The Geary Family YMCA offers a broad range of fun and fitness for the entire family: indoor swimming, track, gymnasium, handball, racquetball, squash, basketball, floor hockey, outdoor soccer and flag football, judo, volleyball, aerobics and weight training. The city also offers organized adult sports.


Golf Courses

Four 18-hole golf courses are located within a few minutes of Fostoria, and there are 17 golf courses within a 15 minute drive of the city.


Cultural Recreation

Fostoria is home to the outdoor summer concerts and cultural performances that take place at the Wainwright Amphitheater, located in Meadowlark Park.

In the city are the Fostoria Glass Heritage Gallery and the Fostoria Area Historical Museum.

The city also offers numerous holiday festivals and seasonal parades.

Several musical groups are based in and perform in Fostoria, including the Fostoria Community Band and Barbershoppers.