New Bremen Parks and Recreation

Explore the Great Outdoors

New Bremen is nestled in the heart of scenic Ohio farmland, with plenty of open spaces where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fresh air and sunshine.

Do you love nature? Spend your afternoon enjoying the sights and sounds along the Miami-Erie Trail or the Kuenning Dicke Natural Area. Are you an athlete? Challenge yourself at the pool, tennis courts, basketball courts or canal path.

The perfect park awaits you and your family in New Bremen!

Bremenfest Park

Bremenfest Park is located in the northeast corner of the village and was established in 1980 by the Bremenfest organization, founded for the purpose of improving parks and recreational opportunities. This expansive park is home to the community pool, built in 1999.

Park Features: 

  • 4 Baseball diamonds
  • 2 Tennis courts
  • 2 Basketball courts
  • Pickleball court
  • Disc golf
  • 2 Shelter houses
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Traditional playground area
  • ADA-accessible playground
  • COMING SOON: Sledding hill

Bremenfest Park

Bremenfest Park is located in the northeast corner of the village and was established in 1980 by the Bremenfest organization, founded for the purpose of improving parks and recreational opportunities. This expansive park is home to the community pool, built in 1999.

Park Features:

  • Soccer field  
  • 4 Baseball diamonds
  • 2 Tennis courts
  • 2 Basketball courts
  • Pickleball court
  • Disc golf
  • 2 Shelter houses
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Traditional playground area
  • ADA-accessible playground
  • COMING SOON: Sledding hill

Sunshine Playground

In June 2012, Sunshine Playground was open for play at Bremenfest Park.  The playground is 100% ADA-certified, the only playground of this kind located in Auglaize County and within a 70-mile radius.

Located adjacent to the standard playground equipment, the convenient setup allows for a family to meet the needs of their entire family. Children can play at their physical capability levels while remaining together.  

The vision and reality of the Sunshine Park was made possible through the efforts of the New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Club.

Playground Features:

  • Rubber surface
  • Ramps
  • Wide walkways
  • Special swings

Jaycees Park

Southeast of the Crown Pavilion is Jaycees Park, established in the 1970s. This is a full service park. It’s a great place to take the kids or simply relax during a walk along the canal path.

Park Features:

  • Shelter House
  • Playground Area
  • Restrooms

Jaycees Park

Southeast of the Crown Pavilion is Jaycees Park, established in the 1970s. This is a full service park and is home to the Firemen’s Picnic, held annually on the fourth Saturday of July. It’s a great place to take the kids or simply relax during a walk along the canal path.

Park Features: 

  • Shelter House
  • Playground Area
  • Restrooms

Crown Pavilion

Located in the heart of downtown New Bremen, Crown Pavilion is a popular venue for private gatherings such as wedding receptions, family reunions, company picnics and class reunions.

It’s also where many local festivals and events are held, such as Firemen’s Picnic, Bremenfest, Cider Time, Pumpkinfest and the New Bremen Summer Concert Series.

The Crown Pavilion structure has an interesting history. It was originally built around 1910 and was moved from Indian Lake to its current home in New Bremen. It was then reconstructed in 2003. Its large 100-foot diameter provides ample room for celebrations and community events.

A full-service restroom is located at Crown Pavilion. The restroom facility is 1,200 square feet of multi-purpose space with an event dressing room and a food/service prep area. 

Crown Pavilion is dedicated by Jim and Eileen Dicke to the past, present and future employees of Crown Equipment Corporation.

Komminsk Legacy Park

One of the newest additions to the New Bremen parks scene is Komminsk Legacy Park. It’s an interactive art park that draws visitors from all over the region to interact, explore and participate in a way that traditional parks do not allow.

One of the most popular features is the splash pad, which is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the months of May-September (the exact day of opening and closing is weather dependent).  

Park Features:

  • Embankment slide
  • Splash pad
  • Sun-shade structure by Tork Werks
  • Amphitheater seating
  • Commissioned lion sculpture

 

“An interactive art park, Komminsk Legacy Park is a welcome addition to the community, for it will provide area citizens with a place where they can relax and enjoy a variety of recreational activities. … Its inception is a justifiable source of pride and an excellent reflection on the (village) of New Bremen and its residents, and we are certain that it will play a vital role in the revitalization of the area.”

– tribute bestowed by the House of Representatives of the 131st General Assembly of Ohio, 2015 groundbreaking

Komminsk Legacy Park

One of the newest additions to the New Bremen parks scene is Komminsk Legacy Park. It’s an interactive art park that draws visitors from all over the region to interact, explore and participate in a way that traditional parks do not allow.

One of the most popular features is the splash pad, which is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the months of May-September (the exact day of opening and closing is weather dependent).  

Park Features:

  • Embankment slide
  • Splash pad
  • Sun-shade structure by Tork Werks
  • Amphitheater seating
  • Commissioned lion sculpture

 

“An interactive art park, Komminsk Legacy Park is a welcome addition to the community, for it will provide area citizens with a place where they can relax and enjoy a variety of recreational activities. … Its inception is a justifiable source of pride and an excellent reflection on the (village) of New Bremen and its residents, and we are certain that it will play a vital role in the revitalization of the area.”

– tribute bestowed by the House of Representatives of the 131st General Assembly of Ohio, 2015 groundbreaking

Kuenning-Dicke Natural Area

The Kuenning-Dicke Natural Area, located along the historic Miami and Erie Canal between Lock One and the former site of Lock Two, offers 71 acres of wildlife protection and a peaceful site for outdoor recreation.

More than 800 trees have been planted in the park to spur the return of native plant and animal species to the area. The KDNA hosts 2.5 miles of trails for walking, running, hiking and biking.

A 3-acre lake provides ample opportunity for catch-and-release fishing, while the primitive campsite is the perfect resting spot for backpackers and cyclists. The park is also home to several small memorials that honor American veterans of wars and conflicts.

The KDNA supports educational programs that promote an understanding and appreciation of native plant and animal species, as well as the historical significance of the surrounding community and the Miami-Erie Canal. The New Bremen Foundation has partnered with Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm to bring such programs to the park.

The Miami and Erie Trail

The Miami and Erie Trail, a linear park, extends from Lock One south along the canal to the south corporation limits. The trail is built upon the towpath of the historic canal and runs along it the entire way through the village.

The trail, which is part of the Heritage Trail System, is perfect for walking and jogging and continues for 2 miles toward Minster.

The Miami and Erie Trail

The Miami and Erie Trail, a linear park, extends from Lock One south along the canal to the south corporation limits. The trail is built upon the towpath of the historic canal and runs along it the entire way through the village.

The trail, which is part of the Heritage Trail System, is perfect for walking and jogging and continues for 2 miles toward Minster.

Make Your Mark on the Parks

Parks hold a special place in the hearts of many community members. If you’re interested in purchasing a memorial bench, brick or tree, visit the village office for more information.

Community Recreation Destinations

Outside of village-maintained parks and other public spaces, there are plenty of recreational opportunities in New Bremen and the surrounding area.

Check out these fun, active destinations:

  • Dog Park on Streine Drive, near the railroad tracks in Bunker Hill Industrial Park
  • Speedway Lanes bowling alley
  • Auglaize/Mercer YMCA South for local youth sports and recreational events
  • Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scout Troops
  • 4-H clubs
  • Snow skiing at Mad River Mountain, just 48 miles and 57 minutes from New Bremen.

Community Recreation Destinations

Outside of village-maintained parks and other public spaces, there are plenty of recreational opportunities in New Bremen and the surrounding area.

Check out these fun, active destinations:

  • Dog Park on Streine Drive, near the railroad tracks in Bunker Hill Industrial Park
  • Speedway Lanes bowling alley
  • Auglaize/Mercer YMCA South for local youth sports and recreational events
  • Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scout Troops
  • 4-H clubs
  • Snow skiing at Mad River Mountain, just 48 miles and 57 minutes from New Bremen.