The City of Bedford has over 27 acres of park lands and facilities including Ellenwood Recreation Center and the outdoor municipal pool and skate park and is committed to providing our residents with safe and meaningful recreational opportunities.

Ellenwood Center

124 Ellenwood Avenue

Ellenwood Center is the home of the Parks and Recreation Department.  In addition to housing staff offices, the facility offers the following...

  • Multipurpose room/gym with stage
  • Warming kitchen
  • Single and double classrooms/meeting spaces
  • Ellenwood Baseball Field
  • Concession Stand
  • Archibald Willard Park Playground and Picnic Pavilion (see below for pavilion rental information)

The Parks and Recreation Department accepts applications for rental of spaces at Ellenwood.  See the links below for rental rules and facility rules.  Completed rental applications can be returned to 124 Ellenwood Ave. or emailed to recreation@bedfordoh.gov.

Ellenwood Center Rental Rules and Regulations

Rental Application


Archibald Willard Park Pavilion

The park has one open air pavilion with two sections available for rent from May 1 through September 30.  When not rented, the pavilion can be used on a first come, first served basis. Pavilion rental hours are 9:00 am to dusk.  The pavilion must be vacated at dusk.  Each section has enough seating for approximately 70 people.

Archibald Willard Park is located at Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue, Bedford, Ohio 44146.  Residents 25 years and older may apply to rent the Pavilion.  The resident permit holder must be present the duration of the event.  To request use of the Pavilion the resident must submit a completed application to the Parks & Recreation Department.  Proof of residency may be required.

Applications are accepted beginning March 1 for the same calendar year.  Applications are available at Ellenwood Center and online. Please be advised this is an application only, not a reservation.  A Parks & Recreation Staff member will contact the applicant once the application has been reviewed.

Rental fees are based on four (4) hour blocks of time that fall within the rental hours.  Set-up and clean-up times are included within the time on your approved permit.  You may not arrive earlier to set up or stay later to clean up.  There may be groups scheduled before and/or after your group.

Fee: $25 for 4-hours or $50 for the day per section.  All fees are due at the time the application is approved.  The date will not be secured until fees are paid in full.

Pavilion Rental Rules, Regulations & Fees

Rental Application


Municipal Pool

26 Ellenwood Avenue

A short walk from Ellenwood Recreation Center is the Bedford Municipal Pool which features

  • Six lane by 25 yard competition swimming pool
  • Water slide
  • Zero-depth area
  • Spray ground
  • American Red Cross certified Lifeguards and Learn-to-Swim Instructors


Parks and Playgrounds

First Ave. Tot Lot - First Avenue between Olde Egbert Road & Cross Street

Greencroft Park - 74 Greencroft Road

Interstate Park - 35 Justin Street

Lincoln-Cowles Tot Lot - 198 Cowles Avenue

Taft Park - 705 Taft Avenue

Palmetto Tot Lot - Palmetto Ave. between West Grace Street and West Glendale Avenue

Talbot Tot Lot - Talbot Avenue between Berwyn Drive and Avalon Drive

Willard Park Playground (at Ellenwood Recreation Center) - 124 Ellenwood Avenue


Athletic Fields

Ellenwood Field - 124 Ellenwood Avenue

Greencroft Field - 74 Greencroft Avenue

Taft Fields - 705 Taft Avenue

Interstate Field - 35 Justin Street

Hutchinson Field - 350 West Grace Street

Bedford Glens (Tim Lally Field) - 197 Willis Street

Bedford High School - 481 Northfield Road

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