While the Batavia Township Community Park is the flagship community park in Batavia Township, Batavia Township is home to other premier recreational opportunity areas which include:
• East Fork State Park
(Operated by the Army Corp and the ODNR)
• Sycamore Park
(Operated by the Clermont County Park District)
• The Williamsburg to Batavia Township Bike Hike Trail
The Batavia Township Community Center and Park
Located at 1535 Clough Pike in Batavia Township, the Batavia Township Community Center is located on the grounds of the Batavia Township Community Park. The Township staff offices are located within the Community Center. For Township residents, there is also MEETING ROOM SPACE
that is available to rent.
PARKING LOT ENTRANCES
COMMUNITY CENTER ENTRANCE: At 1535 Clough Pike (entrance closest to digital sign), the Community Center parking lot is situated closest to: The Community Center, Picnic Shelter #1, the sand volleyball court, the basketball courts, the pond, and walking path access can be picked up via the community center parking lot.
SPORTS COMPLEX ENTRANCE: At 1539 Clough Pike (entrance closest to “Sports Complex Sign”, this entrance is north of the Community Center parking lot entrance. This parking lot is situated closest to Picnic Shelter #2, the soccer fields, the pickleball courts, The Jim Bushman Memorial Baseball Complex, and The David J. Stricker Dog Park. There is also walking path access via this entrance.
COMMUNITY PARK OVERVIEW AND AMMENITIES
The premier park in Clermont County, Batavia Township Community Park consists of 71 acres. The park has a .57-acre pond that has fishing access and offers trails in the wooded section located in the northern side of the park near Clough Pike. The park has 1.25 miles of paved walking trails (officially known as the Louis Moore Memorial Walking Trail). Benches are located along the trail.
Dedicated in 2009, the grounds are home to the Batavia Township Veterans Memorial
. The centerpiece is a Humvee that served primarily in Bosnia. The Memorial Plaza recognizes our Nation’s Military Branches and those who have served, and those currently serving.
For puppy and dog lovers, the Township maintains the one-acre David J. Stricker Dog Park
. The dog park area is located on the back (southeastern) side of the park, accessible from the “Sports Complex Entrance” at 1539 Clough Pike. It is just path the pickleball courts via the walking path.
The park has two separate playgrounds with swings. A sand volleyball court, tetherball, corn hole boards and basketball courts are also located near Picnic Shelter #1. The Calvin Lewis Picnic Shelter #2 is located at the back of the park near the bathroom facilities (via the “Sports Complex” entrance).
Park restroom access is available at the baseball field concession stand from April through November and year-around at a separate facility near Shelter #2.
PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS
The picnic shelters can be reserved by Township residents or business owners. Please see attached guidelines and details for use of Shelters. Shelter Responsibility Form/Guidelines and Reservation Form
. Both shelters have electric, charcoal grills, garbage cans and, as mentioned above, are conveniently located next to playgrounds. Please contact the Township office at 513-732-3888 (ext. 9) or SEND AN EMAIL
to check availability.
The soccer fields located at the Batavia Township Community Park are organized by the West Clermont Soccer Club. They are a member of the Clermont Central Soccer Association
. The preceding link will also connect you with other soccer clubs that serve other communities in Clermont County.
The Batavia Township Community Park is home to three pickleball courts. Pickleball is an up-and-coming sport that is a cross between tennis and ping pong. The Township is currently using SignUpGenius
for interested players to coordinate playtime at the courts. However, courts are not reservable. Per the posted rules playing time is limited to one hour if others are waiting; please be considerate of others. The courts are located at the end of the “Sports Complex” parking lot at 1539 Clough Pike – this entrance is just north of the Community Center entrance.
THE DAVID J. STRICKER DOG PARK
A one-acre dog park. The park has fenced areas for small and large dogs as well as benches for their owners. The dog park area is located on the back (southeastern) side of the park accessible from the “Sports Complex” parking lot and the walking path. To visit, drive to the end of the “Sports Complex” parking lot, or you can access the dog park by utilizing the walking trail.
THE JIM BUSHMAN MEMORIAL BASEBALL COMPLEX
The baseball area of the park is known as the Jim Bushman Memorial Baseball Complex. The baseball complex is accessible from the “Sports Complex” parking lot, which is located at 1539 Clough Pike, Batavia. The baseball area consists of four well-maintained baseball fields, three of which are baseball/softball fields, and restroom concession stand facility. The three fields are available for reservation. Information about field reservation and field use can be found by downloading the field use policy which is located on the FORMS PAGE
The fourth and largest baseball field, is a collegiate-level field and serves as the home of the UC Clermont men’s baseball team. Known as Brian Wilson Field this field was funded by Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, UC Clermont, and Batavia Township. Jay Bruce sought to have the field named in honor and in memory of Brian Wilson – Brian was the Reds scout who found Jay Bruce
. Sadly, Mr. Wilson passed away of a heart attack in 2006. He was 33. A plaque is dedicated to the “home dugout” in Mr. Wilson’s honor and memory. Reservations for Brian Wilson Field are managed through UC Clermont.