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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.

2014 Schoonover Pool
Schoonover Pool
Schoonover Pool is open for the 2014 Summer Season!  The Parks and Recreation Department plan to have the pool open 7 days a week (weather pending) through August 3rd. 

Season Passes can be purchased at the door. 

The pool is able to be reserved daily between 7pm - 9pm.  Please contact the Park and Recreation Department for reservation details - (419) 221-5195 (*a week's notice is required).

Yoga in the Park
Yoga PoseYoga instructors Paula Johnson and Diann will be holding FREE classes in Faurot Park over the summer (*updated June thru September).  The group will be in Shelter I in the park (near the cannon, along Cole Street) and then move to a convenient area.  Classes will be contingent on the weather.  The class schedule is as follows:

MONDAY - 6:15a - 7:30a & 9:00a - 10:30a & 5:30p - 7:00p with Paula
WEDNESDAY - 6:15a - 7:30a & 9:00a - 10:30a with Paula; 5:30p - 7:00p with Diann
THURSDAY - 5:30p - 7:00p with Paula
FRIDAY - 9:00a - 10:30a with Diann
SATURDAY - 9:00a - 10:15a with Diann
SUNDAY - 10:00a - 11:30a with Diann


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Ric Stolly
Deputy Public Works Director
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Brett Roehm
Recreation Supervisor
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Central Services Building
900 S. Collett St.
Lima, OH 45804

Ph: (419) 221-5195


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