Sandusky, MI

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Recreation Department

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Doerr Field is Sandusky's main park it is located close to downtown and takes up two city blocks. This park hosts an array of activities including a splash pad, baseball and softball fields, batting cages, basketball courts, playgrounds, and picnic shelters. 




New roofs being placed on the pavilions
New picnic tables under the pavilions
Sandusky Jr/Sr students volunteered time to put down mulch at the park and at the Diamond Trail
New parking lot 


The City of Sandusky Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs that are designed to improve the quality of life for Sandusky residents of all ages.

Through play, education and community-wide special events we grow individually and as a community recreational opportunities for kids and adults of all ages. Join us!

Activities for Youth


  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Junior League Softball
  • Girls Minor League Softball
  • Boys Minor League Baseball
  • Boys Major League Baseball
  • Girls and Boys T-Ball
  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Walk for Health (all ages)
  • Summer Recreation 
  • Sandusky City Clean-up - A one day program for boys and girls, that gives kids a chance to take pride in their City by helping clean up the streets and neighborhoods. Kids receive a free breakfast and T-shirt for participating.
  • Baseball and Softball Tournaments
  • Basketball Tournaments
  • Thumb Festival 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
  • and more...
  • Come and play on the awesome playground equipment at the City Park!


Summer Recreation

Summer Recreation is a six week program for boys and girls, ages 5-12 years of age. This programs offers field trips, swimming, arts & crafts and many other activities on a daily basis. Over 100 children participate annually. 

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Join us next year for Summer Recreation 

Summer Recreation 2012 Pictures

Future Plans

The City has recently purchased property on the west side of town to develop a new City Park. Check out our plans - PDF get plugin.

"Walk for Health"

The City of Sandusky aims to promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging community members to get an adequate amount physical exercise by walking at the Diamond Trail or around the city.

For extra incentive receive a complimentary "Walk for Health" t-shirt for the first 100 miles walked and logged and another t-shirt when you reach 500 miles!

For children, we also offer fun bracelet charms that they can collect for every 10 miles walked and logged


It's easy! Sign up at City Hall. Log your own miles and send or bring them into City Hall. Use the form included with the sign-up brochure or download the mileage log. You must sign up at City Hall to be eligible for t-shirt.

You can plan your route on the City Map, available on the Map Page. Sandusky High School is available for walking in the halls on Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., during the school year.


Diamond Trail is a one-mile paved loop located on the Western edge of Sandusky, adjacent to Maple Valley School/ISD.  Signage directs bicyclists and pedestrians in opposing directions to avoid collisions. In the middle of the field is a mound that is used for sledding hill in the winter.

Diamond Trial is also home to a city-sponsored donor tree program where donors may have a tree planted with a plaque to commemorate someone.  For more information on commemorative trees stop in at the city building. 
Recently the Sandusky High School students have installed 20 peices of outdoor fitness equipment at the Diamond Trail Walking Path. 

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Doerr Field is also home to the beloved Summer time favorite splash pad. 
Splash Pad is open daily 10am-8pm




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