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Kingsbury Park, Pool & Pickleball Facilities

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  1. Baseball / Softball Diamond
  2. Basketball Court
  3. Grill
  4. Lights
  5. Parking
  6. Pickleball Courts
  7. Picnic Shelters
  8. Playground
  9. Power
  10. Restrooms
  11. River Swings
  12. Swimming Pool

Kingsbury Park, Pool, and Pickleball Facilities are located at 102 Auglaize Street, which sits along the Auglaize river across from the Fort Grounds.

The park consists of 15.49 acres including a ball field, 6 shelter houses, pickleball courts, a basketball court, and a playground area.

The Defiance Baseball Association also plays in Kingsbury Park.

Did You Know?

Aerial View of the River and Kingsbury ParkThe construction of Kingsbury Park started in 1923 as a project conducted by the East Defiance Men's Boosters Club. Much of the land was donated. Clara Latty gave a portion of the land on the condition that the park be named after the late B. Kingsbury, Defiance lawyer, and that the park continue to be used for park purposes and the welfare of the people in general.

In 1924, the baseball diamond was laid out and, until the pool was completed in 1929, swimmers used a roped-off chute and dock to swim in the Auglaize River. Roger Daoust was the contractor in charge of building the 120 by 60-foot pool and did so for cost along with the donated time, money, and labor of numerous volunteers. Also in 1929, approximately $1,000 worth of playground equipment was purchased.

Information Courtesy of the Defiance Public Library, Bronson Collection. Image courtesy of Williams Aerial.


  1. Kingsbury Pool

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  2. Kingsbury Shelter House 1

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  3. Kingsbury Shelter House 2

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  4. Kingsbury Shelter House 3

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  5. Kingsbury Shelter House 4

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  6. Kingsbury Shelter House 5

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  7. Kingsbury Shelter House 6

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