Olander Park - 6930 Sylvania Avenue
Lake Olander Ice Update: As of March 11, 2015, with the warm weather over the last 5 days, we have been forced to close the ice! The Red Flag is Up!
Tree Removal on East Side of Olander Park:
Olander Park was recently surveyed, and a number of oak trees are infected with the oak wilt disease. This disease is an invasive fungus that prevents water from reaching the tree’s leaves.
Oak wilt only infects oak trees. White oaks are moderately resistant, but red, black and pin oaks will, unfortunately, die within a single season. The disease is mostly spread by root grafts that form underground between adjacent trees. The spores of an infected tree can also be spread to an existing wound on a healthy tree by sap-feeding beetles over land.
In the fall, a vibratory plow was used to mechanically separate/cut diseased oak tree roots to a depth of 5 feet from nearby healthy tree roots. Now we are removing the dead and dying trees in order to best preserve as many healthy trees as possible.
The Trail on the East side of Olander Park will be closed during this process. Thank you for your patience!
Olander Park 2015 Hours:
January 1: CLOSED
January 2 to February 28: 7 am to 6 pm
March 1 to 7: 7 am to 7 pm
March 8 to 31: 7 am to 8 pm
April 1 - 30: 7 am to 8:30 pm
May 1 to 22: 7 am to 9 pm
May 23 to July 31: 7 am to 10 pm
August 1 to 23: 7 am to 9 pm
August 24 to September 1: 7 am to 8:30 pm
September 2 to 30: 7 am to 8 pm
October 1 to 11: 7 am to 7:30 pm
October 12 to October 30: 7 am to 7 pm
November 1 to December 23: 7 am to 5:30 pm except Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED
December 24: 7 am to Noon
December 25: CLOSED
December 26 to 30: 7 am to 6 pm
December 31: 7 am to Noon
Olander Park is the 60-acre recreational oasis of Sylvania and Sylvania Township. Its spring-fed 28-acre lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and swimming. The park's 1.1-mile paved ADA-accessible loop around Lake Olander is ideal for walking, jogging, rollerblading, and bicycling.
SORRY but The Olander Park System does NOT allow PETS in Olander Park.
Additional features include four playgrounds, two sand volleyball courts, restrooms, concession machines, and seasonal boat rentals and bait shop.
OLANDER PARK ADMISSION:
Sylvania School District Residents: FREE
Late April through September: $3 per car: Monday through Friday
$5 per car: Saturday & Sunday
$7 per car: Major Holiday Weekends
October to mid-April: FREE
NEDERHOUSER COMMUNITY HALL & OPEN AIR SHELTER RENTALS
Olander Park offers three rental facilities.
The Nederhouser Community Hall seats 160 people, with its beautiful deck overlooking scenic Lake Olander. It is the ideal venue for weddings, reunions, company and corporate events, birthday and anniversary parties, graduations, and all other activities. Rental for a 9-hour block of time is $400 Monday through Thursday and $600 Friday through Sunday. TOPS requires a Certificate of Insurance for all Nederhouser Community Hall events. The park system allows alcohol in the Hall but nowhere else in the park.
Olander features 2 open-air shelters that are perfect for reunions, company events, birthday and anniversary parties, graduations, and assorted programs. Each has a 4-foot charcoal grill and electrical outlets. Both Open Air Shelters seat 80 people and rent for $50 Monday through Friday & $100 on Weekends. Shelters are available until 2 hours prior to the posted closing of Olander Park.
TOPS prohibits ALCOHOL in the Open Air Shelters.
See our Rentals Page for more details on the Community Hall and the Shelters, including available dates.
Lake Olander follows State of Ohio regulations enforced by Ohio Department of Natural Resources patrols. Ohio requires a fishing license from ages 16 to 65. The Bait Shop, open seasonally from late April through September, offers a limited selection of bait and related fishing supplies for your convenie
nce, but does not sell fishing licenses nor sell or rent fishing poles.
PADDLEBOAT & ROW BOAT RENTALS
The Boat & Bait Shop is open seasonally with the following hours:
April through Memorial Day : weekends only - 10 am to 7 pm
Early June to mid August : daily - 10am to 8pm
Mid August to Labor Day : daily - noon to 7pm
Labor Day to end of September : weekends only - noon to 7pm
You MUST be 16 years of age or older to rent a boat & 12 years or older to ride in one without an adult guardian. All Boat Rentals require a $5 deposit:
Paddleboats: $3 per half-hour, seats up to 3 people
Rowboats: $3 per hour, seats up to 4 people
Fisherman's Special: Monday through Friday, $6 per day; holidays excluded
The Boat & Bait Shop closes during inclement weather.
Lake Olander's all-natural Swim & Beach Facility is open seasonally from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
2013 Swim Schedule:
- Memorial Day Weekend to early June - weekends only - Noon to 7pm
- Early June to mid-August - open daily - Noon to 7pm
- Mid-August to Labor Day - weekends & holidays only - Noon to 6pm
Admission for Sylvania School District residents is $2 per person, and for all others $4 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Season Passes for 15 swim entries cost $24 for residents and $48 for non-residents. (It's like getting 3 swim entries free!)
closes during inclement weather.
The Lake Olander Swim & Beach Facility has lifeguards on duty all open hours.
Honor Someone Special: Donate a Bench or Tree
Purchase a bench or a tree as a memorial or as a gift in honor of a loved one's special achievement. See our Donations page for more information.