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 as of March 26, 2020:
Following Governor DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order, TOPS will keep all parks open to the public until further notice. We recognize that parks
are a vital resource for physical and mental health in these stressful times.
TOPS has taken the following measures to protect our community and our staff:
● Programs and rentals are cancelled through at least April 30
● The Administrative Office is closed until further notice
● Playgrounds are closed until further notice
● Restrooms are closed–please “go before you go”
● Trash cans have been reduced–please carry your trash out with you
Please Note: Lake Olander is CLOSED to all watercraft until further notice. This is as a result of low water temperatures and Ohio’s “Stay at Home” order. TOPS is operating at limited staffing levels. We look forward to the time when we can open the lake up for all recreational use.
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
We know the last few weeks have presented new and unique challenges for everyone, but we also know the people of Sylvania and the surrounding communities are strong. We share in your sadness that our programs and special events had to be postponed or cancelled. But the staff at TOPS have been wearing their thinking caps all week, searched the world wide web high and low, and we think we have found a way to bring a little bit of fun and nature directly to you!
We are introducing TOPS Virtual Programs! Check back daily on all our social media for activities and adventures you can do at home and in our parks.* All activities will also be posted on our website at www.olanderpark.com/virtualprograms.
Bonus Feature: We have compiled a list of activities and resources available from our partners, plus local and national organizations. If you would like to share a resource to be posted, please email the info and/or link to email@example.com.
*TOPS parks will remain open until we are directed otherwise by the local health department.
Virtual Egg Hunt
*Please remember to follow all rules and recommendations of the CDC and the Ohio Health Department. All guests visiting our parks are recommended to take preventative action when visiting the park system including self-monitoring and practicing social distancing. Please do not touch the colorful eggs in our parks. For those who are unable or uncomfortable visiting our parks, there are tons of colorful eggs hidden across the website and on our social media.