Parks & Community Buildings

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Interesting Facts about the Community Building and Park!

  • In 1936 the park used to be a campground, but people didn’t start camping there till the 1940’s.
  • The community building was built by volunteers.
  • The community building was dedicated in 2001.

Rockford Recreation Association

The Rockford Recreation Association is an independent, self-sustaining program in the Village of Rockford, Ohio. Operations are carried out by dedicated community volunteers that seek to promote and engage area residents in a variety of recreational programs and events. Generous donations, gifted by private and business donors, make our programs possible.

Dan Moeller
Matt Slavik
Vice President
Tyler Stover
Jessica Shaffer
Colby Heiser
Brent Agler
Joanie Shirk
Erica Hays
Courtney Bransteter

Rockford Recreation hosts spring, summer, and fall activities – games – tournaments – and events at Shane’s Park, located on Front and Holly Streets. The association and board volunteers maintain and care for a growing park complex that houses five baseball diamonds, basketball courts, pickle ball courts, a playground, pavilion and event hall.

Park Locations

Shanes Park

Shanes Park is located at 715 W Front Street which features:

  • Four Little League diamonds
  • New restrooms
  • New playground equipment
  • Free splashpad
  • Plenty of green space & trees
  • Convenient parking
  • Restored Shanes Log Cabin
  • New pavilion
  • One shelter house
  • Two rental facilities

Pickleball Courts at Shanes Park

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Pickleball can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court using a slightly modified tennis net. It is played as doubles or singles with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. The sport has many physical and social benefits.

Rockford, OH  has 4 permanent outdoor pickleball courts located at Shanes Park – located at 506 W Bridge  (formerly the trailer park area)  These courts are open from dawn to dusk. The courts are open for business but the area is still under construction. Sidewalks, parking and restrooms are works in progress.

Shanes Hall

Shanes Hall building features:

  • Seats 80 (approximately)
  • Kitchen
  • Restrooms
  • Exterior porch
  • Near Splash Pad

Rockford Community Building

  • Located at 420 N. Holly Lane
  • Seats 350 (approximately)
  • Kitchen & Restrooms
  • Outdoor Gazebo
  • Available for wedding receptions, family gatherings & special events

Hedges Park

  • Located on Bridge Street beside the American Legion on U.S. 14. Route 33
  • Veteran’s Memorial

Building Rentals

Shanes Park Community Building

Shanes Park Community
Building Rental

  • Mail checks payable to Village of Rockford with contract to:
  • Village of Rockford, P.O. Box 282, Rockford, OH 45882
  • Keys can be picked up the date of rental – IF the above has been completed.

WEDDINGS $800.00 as of 04/15/2022
Hall available from Friday 8am through Sunday 8am for weekend weddings. 



For any type events, the charge for each additional day is $150.00

Basic cleaning and trash removal is required.

Questions regarding rental of the community building and the pricing of the building should be directed to:

Amy Joseph at (419) 771-6893 or by email . Make sure you schedule your reservations months ahead of time!

Shanes Park  rentals

Shelter House, Pavilion and
Shanes Hall Rental

  • Mail checks payable to Village of Rockford with contract to:
  • Village of Rockford, P.O. Box 282, Rockford, OH 45882
  • Keys can be picked up the date of rental – IF above has been completed.



PAVILION – $100 / Day

 SHANES HALL – $150 / DAY – additional day $75

Deadlines:  Dates will be held for seven days upon request. $100 payment must be made by the seventh day of request to guarantee the date and times requested.  This $100 is refundable up to 90 days prior to the scheduled event if the event is cancelled.  Full payment is due 30 days prior to scheduled rental date.

Damages: No decorations or equipment are to be attached to or leaned against walls or ceilings.  Damage to equipment, the structure, landscaping, parking areas, restrooms, kitchen or any part of the facilities is the liability of the party or parties renting the facility.

Building Availability

Rockford Recreation Association

President:  Dan Moeller
Vice-President: Matt Slavik
Secretary: Tyler Stover
Treasurer: Jessica Shaffer
Website: Rockford Recreation Association
Facebook: @RockfordRec

Rockford Recreation Association is a proud supporter of youth and adult recreation activities for area competitors in spring, summer, and fall programs that welcome hundreds of visitors to Shanes Park, annually.

Visit the Rockford Recreation Association Website:

Park Locations

Rockford Community Building
420 Holly Lane
Rockford, OH 45882

Shanes Park
West Front Street
Rockford, Ohio 45882

Hedges Park – location of our Veterans Memorial
Bridge Street
Rockford, Ohio 45882

Contact: Amy Joseph
401 Columbia St.
Rockford, OH 45882
(419) 771-6893