Our Parks

  • Sheedy
  • Cedar Fork
  • Sautter
  • Fishburn
  • Chesterville


Fishburn Reserve is a 25 acre park consisting of over 2000 feet of riparian corridor covering both banks of the Kokosing River. The park, established in 2007, was made possible by a most significant donation of land from Jack Fishburn. This gift provided the Park District with its matching share of the necessary funds to apply and eventually receive a large Clean Ohio Grant. This match was utilized to purchase an additional 68 acres of nearby wetlands.

Fishburn Reserve is blessed with large native trees represented by maples, sycamore, buckeye and hickory crowding the banks of the headwaters of the majestic Kokosing River! The seemly tangle of under story shrubs and wildflowers actually indicates a rather long protected ecosystem not found in many areas. Many species of both migrant and resident birds require such habitats and are frequently observed. When you experience the rich natural scenery and spectacle of a clear free flowing stream with the peace and solitude found in this remote park, you will soon agree that it is truly a special place!

A new access parking area and partially developed trail system is open for public use. Additional trails, signage, maps, and other interpretative visitor aids are scheduled for completion in summer, 2019.

Location: Chester Township, South of State Route 95, off County Road 172