Park programs, Aug. 23


Tiffin Park and Recreation Department plans to host its free Doggy Swim Days this weekend at Tiffin City Pool.

Times are 9-11 a.m. Saturday and 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Owners are welcome to take their dogs and toys to the pool.

For more details, call (419) 448-5408.

Sandusky County

Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power is to host its annual SCRAP Antique Tractor & Engine Show Aug. 31- Sept. 2 at White Star Park, Gibsonburg.

For more information visit www.s-c-r-a-p-inc.


Fireworks are planned at White Star Park Aug. 31 to celebrate the park’s 25th anniversary and as a kick-off to the Sandusky County Park District’s 40th anniversary.

White Star Beach will be open that night for a front-row seat to the show. No access to the water will be allowed.

Puddle Jumpers ages 5 and younger with an adult companion are invited to a creek walk at 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at Mull Covered Bridge, 1515 CR 9, Fremont.

Children should wear old shoes or boots to walk in the creek looking for critters that live there to examine closely. An extra set of clothes may be needed.

For more information, call (419) 334-4495.

Hancock County

The last Wee Ones program of the summer is about bubbles at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Children ages 3 and younger with an adult companion can find out what bubbles are made of and how many kinds they can make. Other-aged siblings are welcome. Parents should bring a swim diaper, change of clothes and a towel.

The preserve is at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, west of Findlay.

Zonta Landing Boat Rentals is to close for the season Sept. 2. It will be open 1-7 p.m. the three days of the holiday weekend as long as weather and river conditions are suitable.

Join disk golf enthusiasts for a free learn-to-play event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverbend Recreation Area shelter 5.

Participants are to divide into groups containing new players and experienced players from the Findlay Disc Golf League. Each group will play 15 holes of the Riverbend course, skipping the basics and getting right into the game. League players can answer questions and provide instruction.

When the round is finished, participants are to gather at shelter 5 for refreshments and discussion.

Riverbend is 5 miles east of Findlay at 16618 TR 208, off of SR 568.

The park district is taking reservations for antique, tractor-drawn hay rides at Riverbend Recreation Area to take place Sept. 21-Nov. 2.

Hour-long rides explore the park’s natural areas along the Blanchard River. Fall color and wildlife can be viewed safely from the hay wagon during the day or night hours.

A list of hay ride rules and information is available at