The Olander Park System
Parks provide endless opportunities for us to explore, discover, play and learn. The Olander Park System, also known as TOPS, is here to help local residents enjoy those opportunities.
TOPS serves Sylvania, Ohio and the surrounding communities with five beautiful parks, fun, educational public activities and three facilities for event rental. Explore our parks or attend an event, and you’re sure to see why we say, “When it comes to parks in the Sylvania area, we’re TOPS!”
From bike trails and boat rentals to swimming at the beach, TOPS’ five parks offer something for nearly everyone. Go beyond the ordinary and hunt for real fossils, or enjoy a relaxing day at one of the best fishing spots in Ohio. It’s all here, ready for you to discover.
TOPS Update on COVID-19 Response (Updated 6/13/2020):
All TOPS Parks are OPEN. To protect the community and our staff, TOPS has taken the following measures:
Park Access Changes: All parking lots are open.
Olander Park Parking Fee:
Sylvania School District Residents & Members: Free
Non-Residents: Monday through Friday – $3; Saturday & Sunday – $5; Holidays – $7.
*There is no fee for parking in our other parks.
Summer Amenities: We are excited summer amenities will be opening soon at TOPS! The dates below are tentative opening dates and are subject to change. Access will be by RESERVATION ONLY. Reservations will open beginning June 10 for Fossil Park and June 17 for the Swim Beach & Boat Rentals.
Fossil Park Digging Pit opens June 12 – Click HERE to secure your spot TODAY
Bait & Boat Shop opens June 19 – Click HERE to secure your spot TODAY
Lake Olander Swim Beach opens June 19 – Click HERE to secure your spot TODAY
Lake Olander is now open for personal watercraft. Life jackets are required to be carried on board all personal watercrafts – one per person. All passengers younger than 11 years of age onboard a vessel must be wearing a life jacket. Life jackets must be worn at all times when operating a Stand Up Paddleboard on Lake Olander. Let us know you are on the water – check in with a TOPS staff member at the Bait & Boat Shop. No gas motors are allowed. Use at your own risk, as the water temperature of the lake is still very cold.
Programs: In-person programs will begin June 17. All classes and programs have been adapted to fit all social distancing and safety guidelines. Pre-registration is required. For a full list of summer programs, click HERE.
Virtual programs will continue throughout the summer. Check out the fun HERE!
Playgrounds are now open. Help stop the spread and stay safe by:
Maintain appropriate physical distancing and avoid congregating
Face masks/coverings are highly recommended
Food or drink is not permitted into play area
Wash and/or sanitize your hands regularly
Please note: Although playgrounds are open, COVID-19 is still in our community; Use at your own risk.
Park Closures & Adjustments
• Restrooms are for Emergency Use Only –please “go before you go”.
• Trash cans have been reduced–please carry your trash out.
• Rentals: At this time we are not accepting new reservations in any facility until September 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience.
• Administrative Office is staffed at minimum levels Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, but will be open to the public by appointment only.
We want you to enjoy our parks but please be considerate of each other and practice social distancing. Over-crowding may result in the closure of some facilities.
For more information, please see our statements here: TOPS Updates to the COVID-19 Response