Ludlow Park in Worthington

  • Playground (small )
  • Fishing Dock
  • Shelterhouse ( small )
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • Kid's Climbing Wall
  • RV Dump Station
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Bike Trail
  • Hiking Trail

  Ludlow Park in Worthington

There is a shelter house, playground, restrooms, and fishing dock located there.


This property was obtained in 1916 from G.W. Patterson and his wife, Mary E. Patterson, for a total of $1,050.00.

Ludlow Park is the homesite of Worthington's first settler, G.J. Hoffman who started a lakeshore orchard. The park is named in honor of Horace J. Ludlow, who purchased the Hoffman homestead in 1875 and developed the Okabena apple.

Until [?] the only area that was developed was the portion between the lakeshore and the road which had picnic tables and a fishing dock.

A shelterhouse was added on the South portion in [?]

A permanent restroom was added on the South portion in [?]

A camper dumping station was added at the intersection of 1st Ave SW and S. Shore Dr. [?]

Playground equipment installed in 2008.

NOTES: Some of the history is from archives of the Worthington City Government and used by permission. The [?] marks denote information still being saught

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