Rootstown Community Park
Rootstown Community Park is located at 4104 Case Ave., Rootstown Ohio. The park is now open year-round except in cases of severe inclement weather. Park hours are from 8am to dusk. Please read the park rules and regulations to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at the township park. Currently on the 36 acre property are the following amenities:
2 acre stocked lake - Only catch and release fishing is allowed on the lake. No swimming is allowed at any time on the lake.
3 picnic pavilions - Currently there are 3 picnic pavilions with picnic tables and grills. To reserve a pavilion, click the Reservations page for instructions and a list of available dates. Cost is $30 for Rootstown residents and $60 for non-residents. You are required to clean the pavilion area of your trash and belongings upon your departure. We strongly suggest that if you want to use a pavilion in the summer months during the weekend, that you make a reservation, as they are generally booking early for the summer.
Playground Area - The playground area features swings for young and old, and a playground structure. There are benches around the area for parents to sit and watch their children play.
Walking Trail - There is a walking trail that runs through the woods at the rear of playground, and extends around the lake. Future plans are to extend the walking trail to various other areas of the park.
Dog Park - Rover's Run Dog Park has two fenced-in areas, one for small dogs (under 30 pounds) and one for large dogs (over 30 pounds). It is located on the west side of the park, behind the playground and Swinehart Pavilion.
Baseball Field: A fenced 380-foot to center baseball field with dirt infield, raised pitcher's mound, sunken dugouts on both sides, and padded backstop. Open for public use when not reserved by the local high school or youth baseball and softball teams.
Open Fields: Field #1 is located north of the baseball field, and Fields #2 and #3 are located on the east side of the park. Open for public use when not reserved by the local soccer club. A fourth field is currently under construction.
The Park Commission serves as an advisory board, appointed by the Township Trustees to provide recommendations for the community park. Their meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M. at the Town Hall.
Park Commission Mission Statement
The mission of the Rootstown Parks Commission is to gather information and make recommendations to the township trustees regarding the park facilities in Rootstown. The purpose of these recommendations is to enhance the quality of life by providing safe, well-maintained parks that strengthen the bonds of our community.
Past Park Commission Meeting Minutes
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