Parks and Recreation


Hudson Springs, one of the jewels of the city park system was recently named one of Boomer Magazine’s “five best hikes.”  (click here)

But that’s not all we have to brag about.

With twenty parks and over 1100 acres, Hudson has ample opportunities to have fun outdoors.

Overall, the park system offers activities such as fishing, boating, bocce, sand volleyball, disc golf, ball games, skateboarding, hiking, and gardening.  Playgrounds for youngsters and tables are also available at many of our parks.

Click to view the Hudson Parks Brochure (PDF) for more information about each park.

Or for a short video of the parks, click here:  (Video)




A hike in one of our parks is only part of the fun.  Friends of Hudson Parks try to plan events throughout the year to add to your experience.

Visit the Friends website for more information:



Want to play golf?  Besides our two local country clubs, the City of Hudson runs a public golf course on Barlow Road.  Click the link below for more information on the course in general:

Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club



Want to stay and play?  Here’s a special offer from Ellsworth:



Marriott Stay & Play

The package includes overnight accommodations in one room for two, complimentary breakfast for two, and an 18 hole play for two with a golf cart.

Ellsworth Meadows is considered by many to be one of the finest public golf courses in Ohio, so come visit and enjoy the experience! Use the promo code ZJ4 online or by calling 1-800-228-9290.





A public swimming pool is available at East Woods School on North Hayden Park Drive.  The Ada Cooper Miller Natatorium is named in honor of one of our most dedicated, and longest lived, citizens.  Mrs. Miller was born in 1903 in England and came over with her family at age three months, to join her father–the landscape gardener at Evamere.  Mrs. Miller served on Hudson School Board for 40 years, president for over twenty.  This was in addition to working at her flower business for over 75 years.  Sadly, she passed away in 2015, but one mark of her legacy lives on at the schools–the Ada Cooper Miller Natatorium.

Click the link below for more information on public access:

Ada Cooper Miller Natatorium


Many activities and classes are run through the Hudson Community Education and Recreation Department.  A catalog is available, or click below for more contact info.

Hudson Community Education and Recreation



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Many of the photographs found on this site were submitted as part of the PictureHudson project, which resulted in the full-color Hudson coffee table book. This is available at The Visitor Center and The Learned Owl Book Shop, with all proceeds going to Hudson charities, via Hudson Community Foundation.

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