Visit one of our three parks

Lakefront Park

5941 Lake Road West, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Are you looking for the perfect place for your summer get-together? Come and enjoy the picturesque setting and family activities available at Saybrook Town ship’s Lakefront Part. Located at 5941 Lake Road West, Ashtabula, Ohio, the park offers a beautiful view of Lake Erie and its magnificent sunrises and sunsets. The park sits on the bank of Lake Erie and is a panoramic setting for family reunions, parties, and outdoor activities. Saybrook residents have been visiting this park for 100 years as the property was sold to the Saybrook Township Park Board in 1918. The park has evolved and has been enhanced over the last 100 years, however, the beauty of the lake has remained a consistent draw for visitors.

  • Amenities include:
  • Concession stand
  • Two pavilions with electricity, tables, sun and wind shades, and nearby restrooms
  • Children’s playground
  • Restrooms
  • Basketball courts
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Baseball diamond
  • Walking track
  • Swings

Although there is no beach access and swimming is not permitted, the Lake view is spectacular. Reservations for the following season are accepted beginning the first Saturday in November between 9 a.m. and noon and thereafter by calling the park office at (440) 964-9177. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.

The park’s season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day however the gates are opened daily, weather permitting. Please note that before or after “the season” there may be no water or restroom facilities available. Reservations are recommended and are critical for weekends during “the season.” There is NO charge for reserving tables for your event. All areas are handicapped accessible and the park is open from dawn to dusk, weather permitting.

The park hosts summer concerts and special activities. Please check the “events” page for scheduled activities. A manager is on-site when reservations are scheduled, on weekends, and 5 p.m. – dusk daily “in season.”

Big Oak Nature Park

5210 Center Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Enjoy and explore a fully-grown, nature park whose natural beauty has been preserved and undisturbed. Big Oak Nature Park is located on the east side of Route 45 just north of North Bend Road at 5210 Center Road, Ashtabula, Ohio.

The 30+ acre parcel of land was originally a small farm and contains wetlands, small streams, and a forest with a tall tree canopy. This property was acquired by Saybrook Township Park as a gift from the Ashtabula Foundation over 10 years ago. Since its acquisition the Park Board has overseen several improvements to make it visitor friendly. Walking trails have been cut and covered with wood chips and provide a unique forest experience. The trails lead to a massive swamp white oak tree that is estimated to be between 100-150 years old. The tree measures over 18 feet in circumference and is a towering structure. It is believed to be among the oldest trees in Ohio. Walking back to the tree from the park entrance takes about 10-15 minutes.

The park is primitive and has purposely been kept in its natural state to protect the vegetation and animals that call it home. This property is rich in biological diversity and can complement education programs in local schools and colleges as documented in a Biological Assessment and Management Plan commissioned in 2007.

Guests to the park are reminded to use caution as the terrain is rough and trails are primitive.

No hunting is permitted.

Gates are open from dawn to dusk, weather permitting. Big Oak Nature Park will be closed to the public the first Monday following Thanksgiving through the following Saturday.

Truesdell Memorial Park

7230 Center Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Truesdell Memorial Park is located on the southeast corner of Route 20 and Route 45 at 7230 Center Road, Ashtabula, Ohio, adjacent to the Saybrook Cemetery.

The land and beautiful gazebo were donated to the park by the T. William Truesdell family. The gazebo is surrounded by a flowering landscape with spacious inside seating and is handicapped accessible. This lovely gazebo has been the setting for weddings, photos, and outdoor activities.

Parking is limited and there are no restrooms or electric service.

Reserving the gazebo for your special event can be made by calling the park office at (440) 964-9177. Please leave a message and your call will be returned. There is no fee to reserve the park and is available from dawn to dusk, weather permitting.