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About Faurot Park
Faurot Park is 89 acres of green space which includes seven ball diamonds, four shelter houses, four lakes, a concert pavilion, two playground areas, three sand volleyball courts, a cross-country running course, a skate park, the children’s fountain/splash pad and is home to the annual Star Spangled Spectacular. With an abundance of green space, Faurot Park lends itself to a quiet picnic in the park or a day of recreational enjoyment.
Originally known as the Lake Subdivision was received as a gift on February 4, 1904 and at that time was called City Park . The Faurot Park Addition was acquired as a gift on September 12, 1935. The consolidated 86-acre tract was then named after the original discoverer of oil in Lima (Benjamin Faurot) who died a poor man although he contributed greatly to the wealth of others. During the early days of Faurot Park there was in fact a zoo on the grounds. The zoo housed several animals including bears, deer, monkeys, coyotes, alligators, fox, elk, snakes, owls, eagles and more.
From Faurot Park webpage
Restrooms on site.