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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.

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The Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District is sponsoring the Walking Through Autumn Hikes, starting September 12, 2015 at 9:00 am.  Join them on Saturday mornings as they explore various trails within the JAMPD Parks.  Each hike will last 1.5-2 hours and will be on easy to moderate terrain.  Please cal (419) 221-1232 to pre-register and for more information. To view the informational flyer, click HERE.

Autumn is here! 
We would like to remind City of Lima Leaf Pick Upresidents that they are eligible to receive FREE leaf bags for the leaf pick-up season!  Residents are eligible for 2 rolls of leaf bags - approximately 10 bags per roll - with each utility bill.  Simply visit our Utility Department Customer Service Office located at 424 N Central Avenue or our Central Services Building located at 900 S Collett Street and show proof of residency with a City of Lima Utilities bill (with refuse included on the bill).  Customers will be limited to 2 rolls of bags per pill, with a 2 bill maximum per day.

Congratulations to the Lima Locos for another exciting summer league baseball season!  The Locos finished the season as the 2015 Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League Champions!  Be sure to support the Lima Locos next summer- all home games are played at Simmons Field in Lima.  Follow the Locos on Facebook

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Congratulations, Lima - the Lima community achieved our goal for the 2014 Energy Savers Program!  For our efforts, AEP has agreed to donate $75,000 toward new lighting at Simmons Field, home of the Lima Locos.  Read more about it in our Parks and Recreation page.

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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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