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Parks, Recreation & Forestry
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Our charge is to manage the continued development, security and overall maintenance of the city parks, recreational sites, the riverwalk/bikeway, as well as recreational programming and activities, including the operation of Schoonover pool. We also oversee the management of the Urban Forest which includes the trees located on city owned property throughout the Lima community.

Our Parks
We have nearly 400 acres of land that we maintain annually. Included in the green space use are rental opportunities for shelter houses and other park facilities. We also supervise a number of adult and youth activities ranging from our Summer Playground program to Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball and Chess.

Schoonover ParkOur Park Rangers administer the safety and security of not only the parks, recreational sites and recreation programming, they also assist with the surveillance of the reservoir system for the city.

If we can be of any help or assistance to you, please feel free to give us a call. If you are interested in seasonal work, please fill out our seasonal employment application.

2018 Summer Park Entertainment ScheduleSummer Schedule
The Parks & Recreation Dept have been busy compiling an exciting 2018 entertainment season!  Grab your family, friends, lawn chairs, bug spray and your favorite snacks and head to your local parks for quality, free entertainment!  Lincoln Park will play host to weekly dances from June 15 - August 10.  The Rotary Pavilion at Faurot Park will be host to the Concerts in the Park on Sunday evenings and also the Movies in the Park on July 20th and August 25th.  Check out the summer flyer HERE.

Summer Program

2018 Summer Playground Program
The 2018 Summer Playground program is underway and intended for children ages 6-12 years old.  The program runs from June 11 - August 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. You may see the active group around town or at our area park locations of Faurot Park, Robb Park and Lincoln Park.  Lunch is provided daily and the groups take regular field trips, play games and activities daily! 

For more information, call (419) 221-5195. 
Program FLYER

Investing in the future of our playgrounds...
June 2017 - Lima City Council approved two ordinances as part of a $1 million dollar renovation/upgrade to the city's playground equipment over the next four years.  Council's approval will allow the Public Works Department to revamp and upgrade all 13 playgrounds located within eight of Lima's parks throughout this endeavor. 

Council authorized the Public Work's Department to enter into contracts with GameTime, a PlayCore Company, and Kompan, Inc. to renovate, redesign and enhance the playground equipment at Robb Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Faurot Parks Shelter 2 and Tot Lot for the 2017 calendar year.  Future

Future upgrades will include improvements in Lincoln, Schoonover, Hover, Cook, Kibby Corners and the Skate Park. Our goal is to improve our playground equipment to integrate learning, fitness and social interaction to promote and enhance healthy lifestyles and create an environment that allows everyone the opportunity to participate, regardless of their age or physical capabilities. For a brief presentation on the scope of the project, click HERE.

Allen County Health Department Promotes Healthy Public SpacesAllen County Public Health
Tobacco Free Public Spaces/Events: There is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. To reduce exposure to cigarette smoke, the Allen County CHC program is working with cities, villages, and townships to adopt tobacco free public spaces/events in parks, communities, and other outdoor areas.

Take a brief survey regarding community feedback on a smoke-free environment. SURVEY

No SmokingIf there is an event or public space you would like to see implement a tobacco-free or smoke-free policy, contact the CHC Project Coordinator at 419-228-4457.

For additional Tobacco Free Living information, click HERE.
For information on Smoke Free Living, click HERE.


The Lima Locos return to Simmons Field to defend their 2017 GLSCL League Championship!  Come out to the park and enjoy an exciting game of baseball! 

Due to construction of the Stormwater Separator, parking around Simmons Field will be limited.  Parking is available at Safety City and Collett Street Tennis Courts with a free trolly transportation. 

Photo credit: Michael J. Ayers

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Ric Stolly
Deputy Public Works Director

Brett Roehm
Recreation Supervisor

Central Services Building
900 S. Collett St.
Lima, OH 45804

Ph: (419) 221-5195

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