Olander Park

Welcome to Olander Park

Whether you prefer activities on land or in the water, 60-acre Olander Park in Sylvania is a recreational oasis that’s sure to please.

At the center of it all is a spring-fed, 28-acre lake that’s perfect for fishing and boating.

For land lovers, there’s a 1.1 mile paved, ADA-accessible loop surrounding the lake that’s ideal for walking, jogging, rollerblading and bicycling. Blow off steam at one of the park’s three playgrounds or gather friends for a game on one of four sand volleyball courts.

Olander Park also features three facilities that are available to rent for wedding receptions, meetings, family reunions and more.

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.

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 are CANCELLED through at least June 30.
•  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