Parks and Recreation

Stafford Park

1/4 mi. North of Stafford, OH State Route 145
2.66 Acres includes a picnic shelter house and primitive restrooms. Shelter house has electric and water available from a manual pump. Shelter house is available on a first-come, first-serve basis or by reservation. Call 740-472-1328 for reservations.
The property was acquired by the Park District when the park was abandoned by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Giant White Oak trees give this Park a unique reverence, lending enormously to an enjoyable picnic lunch at the shelter house. During the summer of 1997, the Park District paved the roadway through the park. In the fall of 1999, the Park District added electricity to the shelter. Years ago, the park was used as a gathering place for musicians and storytellers. A natural amphitheater attracted visitors to this location for song and dance, long before auto mobiles became a reality. This location is one of the few restroom stops between Lewisville and Marietta.