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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.

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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.

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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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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