The City of Riverside welcomes and encourages everyone to visit our parks for year around fun! The City has four major parks, each with different activities for every season of the year; whether its organized sports such as baseball, softball, soccer or football, playing on the swing sets or just a leisure walk to enjoy the scenery, our parks offer something for everyone.
The Parks and Recreation Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers.
The park has available for use: one baseball field, one football field, one volleyball court, one basketball court and two shelters with picnic tables. There is also one play center, a grill and electrical outlets available. Community is home to the Mad River Indians. The Indians have over 400 children that are involved in football and cheerleading during the summer and fall seasons.
The Bark Park @ Community Park
The Bark Park, located on the northeastern side of the park near the picnic shelter, is nearly a half-acre of fenced green-space for the purposes of socializing and exercising dogs. The Bark Park is open for use everyday, with odd dates given to large dogs (21 pounds or heavier) and even dates reserved for smaller dogs (20 pounds or less).
Shellabarger Park is located on Burkhardt Road, across from Saville Elementary school near the City’s eastern border with City of Beavercreek. Shellabarger Park is the home to the Riverside CommunityFestival which is held the last full weekend of August. Features include a ¾ mile walking path with an extensive children’s play center as well as a covered shelter. The shelter is surrounded with several cooking grills and has electricity available making it perfect to host family reunions, graduation parties, and other family events. The park also has several acres of green space and can accommodate two full-sized soccer fields which are used throughout the year for organized and recreational leagues.
Rohrer Park hosts several amenities of the Avondale neighborhood and the rest of the City. The park represents the home fields for the Mad River Youth Soccer Association for both their spring and fall seasons. Additionally the park holds the practice diamonds for the Riverside Amateur Baseball Association (RABA). Located within the parks are two basketball courts, swing sets, a play center, and a ¾ mile long walking path. A picnic shelter with picnic benches, grills, and electric service is also available for use by members of the public.
Drennen Park is located off of Penn Avenue and serves the children of the Park Lane neighborhood. This eight acre park is largely composed of green-space but hosts a play structure and a basketball court to support the recreational needs of the area.