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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.

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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.

2Youth Basketball014 Youth Basketball
It's that time of the year - time to register for the 2014 Youth Basketball Season.  Registration is open until 5:00 pm on Friday, October 31.  The league is open to all 3rd - 6th grade boys and girls who attend school in the Lima area.  Download the latest registration form HERE, or visit our Parks and Recreation department to sign up. 


Foot Golf is here! 
Hawthorne Hills Golf Club has created Lima's first publicFoot Golf Hole Foot Golf course.  Along with the Lima Parks and Recreation department, Hawthorne Hills proudly presents the creation of the 2014 Foot Golf League!  For more information on the league, click HERE.  Come out and test your skills on their new course!

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     Foot Golf green


Bag of Treats2014 Trick-or-TreatingTrick or Treating
The City of Lima has announced that Trick-or-Treating (or Beggar's Night) will be on Thursday, October 30th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Trick-or-Treat for Safety City will be on Saturday, October 25th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

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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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