Recreation Department


Upcoming Events

Ontario’s Haunted Hollow

Ontario’s Haunted Hollow

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2020 for the Ontario Recreation Dept.’s second annual Haunted Hollow!!

It will be a family friendly trail from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm and a scarier trail for older kids and adults from 7:30 to 10 pm.

Cost is only $5 per person! The trail will be in Marshall Park by the baseball fields and dog park.

Come enjoy some great scenes and props from groups and individuals in our community!! Fun for all ages!!

Masks are required for all attendees and volunteers. Social distancing will be enforced. You may not have groups larger than 10 people together at one time.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Oct. 24th!!

***Please note that this is a fun community event and students will be volunteering on the trail. Part of the funds will go to those student organizations helping with the trail, so come out and support our students and our community!***

Please check our Facebook page for updates in case this event has to be canceled due to weather or COVID 19 levels. https://www.facebook.com/OntarioRecreationDepartment


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Virtual School Day: Nearly 200 free, live K-12 classes available all day long intended to help parents fill their children’s day with enriched learning. Some popular classes are “Intro to Spanish for Kids”, “Coolest Women in History”, “Java Programming Basics”, and “The Story of Your Favorite Fairy Tales”.

Adaptive Diagnostic Assessments: Measure a student’s proficiency and identify strengths and weaknesses in hundreds of subjects. Get an effective learning plan along with free tools to improve.

Varsity Learning Tools: More than 250,000 free practice problems in over 200 subjects. Also available as mobile applications.

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Yoga online class options

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Enjoy a walk/run around your neighborhood and say “hi” to your neighbors (from a distance).

Go for a bike ride.

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Free sudoku, crossword, and other games

Different card games online

Painting Classes with Art Sherpa

Take a free educational class

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Get crafty! Lots of great craft ideas


Questions? Need forms or more information? Contact our Rec. Director, Heather Hendrix, at 419‑529‑2588 ext 3202 or recreationdept@ontarioohio.org

You can also find out what is happening on our Ontario Recreation Department Facebook page.