Lima Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Lima Parks, Recreation & Forestry Lima has 13 parks in the local area. They range from several acres with natural trails and bike paths, to small plots with playgrounds and shelter houses.

Operating as usual

Lima Parks, Recreation and Forestry would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
11/24/2021

Lima Parks, Recreation and Forestry would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Lima Parks, Recreation and Forestry would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Photos from Lima Police Department's post
10/29/2021

Photos from Lima Police Department's post

Lincoln Park was filled with train enthusiasts this past weekend with a sold out train excursion hosted by The Allen Cou...
10/25/2021

Lincoln Park was filled with train enthusiasts this past weekend with a sold out train excursion hosted by The Allen County Museum.

Thank you Benchmark for all your work at Kibby Corners Park!
09/17/2021

Thank you Benchmark for all your work at Kibby Corners Park!

09/08/2021

RIDE WITH THE RANGERS HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT 09/08/2021

08/11/2021

Ride With the Rangers is cancelled tonight due to severe weather.

08/06/2021

If you visit any parks in the City of Lima, OH - Government, you might see this crew from Marimor Industries, Inc.! They trim, blow leaves, pick up trash, clean, and more.

They're part of the reason our parks and playgrounds always look so nice - and we appreciate them. Make sure to say hello if you see them around!

Photos from City of Lima Department of Community Development's post
08/04/2021

Photos from City of Lima Department of Community Development's post

Our Summer Playground Program enjoyed their time at Camp Berry this past week! Their week was filled with rock climbing,...
07/16/2021

Our Summer Playground Program enjoyed their time at Camp Berry this past week! Their week was filled with rock climbing, slingshots, swimming, crafts, cooking, and so much more!

The fish are biting at Sertoma Lake! Located at Faurot Park on the corner of Cole Street and North Shore Dr.
07/08/2021

The fish are biting at Sertoma Lake! Located at Faurot Park on the corner of Cole Street and North Shore Dr.

The fish are biting at Sertoma Lake! Located at Faurot Park on the corner of Cole Street and North Shore Dr.

Photos from Lima City Schools's post
06/29/2021

Photos from Lima City Schools's post

Scan below and take the pool survey! If you need a paper copy of the survey, please stop in our office at 900 S. Collett...
06/22/2021

Scan below and take the pool survey! If you need a paper copy of the survey, please stop in our office at 900 S. Collett St. and pick one up in the lobby!

Scan below and take the pool survey! If you need a paper copy of the survey, please stop in our office at 900 S. Collett St. and pick one up in the lobby!

Can anyone identify this dog?
06/21/2021

Can anyone identify this dog?

Can anyone identify this dog?

06/09/2021

Due to inclement weather, Ride with the Rangers is cancelled for this evening Wednesday June 9th.

UPDATE FOR 06/07/2021 - DUE TO THE RAIN THIS MORNING, CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY AND WILL RESUME TUESDAY!
06/07/2021

UPDATE FOR 06/07/2021 - DUE TO THE RAIN THIS MORNING, CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY AND WILL RESUME TUESDAY!

2021 LATA SUMMER TENNIS CAMP

UPDATE FOR 06/07/2021 - DUE TO THE RAIN THIS MORNING, CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY AND WILL RESUME TUESDAY!

The Lima Park Rangers enjoy teaching the youth of the Lima community how to fish with the assistance of Johnny Appleseed...
05/25/2021

The Lima Park Rangers enjoy teaching the youth of the Lima community how to fish with the assistance of Johnny Appleseed Park District and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

REMINDER!!! Our Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Summer League will be starting up soon! ☀️🏐  Registration forms can be picked up a...
05/20/2021

REMINDER!!! Our Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Summer League will be starting up soon! ☀️🏐

Registration forms can be picked up at our office or you can have one e-mailed to you by e-mailing [email protected].

Deadline for money and registration forms is Wednesday, May 26. It will cost $100 per team.

League will be played on Thursday nights, at our Sand Volleyball courts located near Faurot Park.

If you have more questions, please call our office at 419-221-5195 or e-mail Kelsey Pughsley at [email protected].
We will plan on league starting Thursday, June 3.

REMINDER!!! Our Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Summer League will be starting up soon! ☀️🏐

Registration forms can be picked up at our office or you can have one e-mailed to you by e-mailing [email protected].

Deadline for money and registration forms is Wednesday, May 26. It will cost $100 per team.

League will be played on Thursday nights, at our Sand Volleyball courts located near Faurot Park.

If you have more questions, please call our office at 419-221-5195 or e-mail Kelsey Pughsley at [email protected].
We will plan on league starting Thursday, June 3.

Our Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Summer League will be starting up soon! ☀️🏐  Registration forms can be picked up at our office...
05/18/2021

Our Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Summer League will be starting up soon! ☀️🏐

Registration forms can be picked up at our office or you can have one e-mailed to you by e-mailing [email protected].

Deadline for money and registration forms is Wednesday, May 26. It will cost $100 per team.

League will be played on Thursday nights, at our Sand Volleyball courts located near Faurot Park.

If you have more questions, please call our office at 419-221-5195 or e-mail Kelsey Pughsley at [email protected].
We will plan on league starting on Thursday, June 3.

Our Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Summer League will be starting up soon! ☀️🏐

Registration forms can be picked up at our office or you can have one e-mailed to you by e-mailing [email protected].

Deadline for money and registration forms is Wednesday, May 26. It will cost $100 per team.

League will be played on Thursday nights, at our Sand Volleyball courts located near Faurot Park.

If you have more questions, please call our office at 419-221-5195 or e-mail Kelsey Pughsley at [email protected].
We will plan on league starting on Thursday, June 3.

Ranger Hank ❤️
05/14/2021
Lima's newest Park Ranger is introduced

Ranger Hank ❤️

Meet Ranger Hank. He is an 8-month-old English Springer Spaniel, and his duties include public relations and geese harassment. That’s right, his main purpose is to annoy the geese enough

We had a great turnout Saturday May 8th with local Boy Scout Troops, ODNR and a few other participants that joined in th...
05/11/2021

We had a great turnout Saturday May 8th with local Boy Scout Troops, ODNR and a few other participants that joined in the fun!
We would like to thank ODNR for the fishing grant and opportunity to get the community involved.
To all the participants who came out to learn basic fishing techniques, thanks for showing up for a fun filled day of fishing!

Today is the 1st day of registration. We are here from 9am-12pm if you would like to sign your child up for the Summer P...
05/08/2021

Today is the 1st day of registration. We are here from 9am-12pm if you would like to sign your child up for the Summer Playground Program!!

This SATURDAY, May 8th, starts the registration for the Lima City Summer Playground Program! Registration will run from 9:00am-12:00pm at our Lima Parks and Recreation Office. After May 8th all registrations can be done at the Recreation Office on Monday- Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. We are looking forward to another AWESOME summer for our Playground Program!

Our ECCO Program kids from North Middle School got to go fishing yesterday at Faurot Park! Such a great experience for e...
05/06/2021
Lima middle schoolers learn how to fish

Our ECCO Program kids from North Middle School got to go fishing yesterday at Faurot Park! Such a great experience for everyone. We are proud to say, every student caught a fish!

5th and 6th graders from Lima North taking part in the ECHO program, which is an after-school program that teaches life skills to students, were taught how to fish and

This SATURDAY, May 8th, starts the registration for the Lima City Summer Playground Program! Registration will run from ...
05/05/2021

This SATURDAY, May 8th, starts the registration for the Lima City Summer Playground Program! Registration will run from 9:00am-12:00pm at our Lima Parks and Recreation Office. After May 8th all registrations can be done at the Recreation Office on Monday- Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. We are looking forward to another AWESOME summer for our Playground Program!

This SATURDAY, May 8th, starts the registration for the Lima City Summer Playground Program! Registration will run from 9:00am-12:00pm at our Lima Parks and Recreation Office. After May 8th all registrations can be done at the Recreation Office on Monday- Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. We are looking forward to another AWESOME summer for our Playground Program!

The Lima Park Rangers worked with the Elida FFA in part with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in providing a fun...
04/30/2021

The Lima Park Rangers worked with the Elida FFA in part with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in providing a fun day of fishing for students!

There has been some excitement at Bressler Reservoir!  If you get a chance, grab your binoculars and see if you can spot...
04/27/2021

There has been some excitement at Bressler Reservoir! If you get a chance, grab your binoculars and see if you can spot the Piping Plover!
The following information was taken from National Wildlife Federation Field Guide To Birds of North America.

There has been some excitement at Bressler Reservoir! If you get a chance, grab your binoculars and see if you can spot the Piping Plover!
The following information was taken from National Wildlife Federation Field Guide To Birds of North America.

04/26/2021
Interviews are starting for our summer hiring.!! Make sure you get your application in so we can get your interview set ...
04/26/2021

Interviews are starting for our summer hiring.!! Make sure you get your application in so we can get your interview set up. We will be hiring individuals for our Playground Program, Ball Diamond Maintenance, and Parks Maintenance. You can fill out and submit your application online.
http://www.cityhall.lima.oh.us/FormCenter/Public-Works-Forms-7/TemporarySeasonal-ApplicationFull-72

Interviews are starting for our summer hiring.!! Make sure you get your application in so we can get your interview set up. We will be hiring individuals for our Playground Program, Ball Diamond Maintenance, and Parks Maintenance. You can fill out and submit your application online.
http://www.cityhall.lima.oh.us/FormCenter/Public-Works-Forms-7/TemporarySeasonal-ApplicationFull-72

Let us know if you have any interest playing in our sand volleyball league!
04/21/2021

Let us know if you have any interest playing in our sand volleyball league!

Let us know if you have any interest playing in our sand volleyball league!

It's almost that time of year to get your child signed up for the Lima City Summer Playground Program! Registration will...
04/19/2021

It's almost that time of year to get your child signed up for the Lima City Summer Playground Program! Registration will begin Saturday, May 8th, from 9:00am-12:00pm at our Lima Parks and Recreation Office. After May 8th all registrations can be done at the Recreation Office on Monday- Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. We are looking forward to another AWESOME summer for our Playground Program!

It's almost that time of year to get your child signed up for the Lima City Summer Playground Program! Registration will begin Saturday, May 8th, from 9:00am-12:00pm at our Lima Parks and Recreation Office. After May 8th all registrations can be done at the Recreation Office on Monday- Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. We are looking forward to another AWESOME summer for our Playground Program!

If you are interested in a summer position, make sure you get your application submitted. We are beginning interviews ne...
04/16/2021

If you are interested in a summer position, make sure you get your application submitted. We are beginning interviews next week! You can apply by clicking on the link below.

NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER POSITIONS!!! Now is a great time to submit your application to us. We will be hiring individuals for our Playground Program, Ball Diamond Maintenance, and Parks Maintenance. You can fill out and submit your application online.
http://www.cityhall.lima.oh.us/FormCenter/Public-Works-Forms-7/TemporarySeasonal-ApplicationFull-72

West Middle school had fun with the Lima Park Rangers and ODNR learning about boat safety and fishing techniques.
04/15/2021

West Middle school had fun with the Lima Park Rangers and ODNR learning about boat safety and fishing techniques.

TONIGHT KICKS OFF THE ANNUAL RIDE WITH THE RANGERS!
04/14/2021

TONIGHT KICKS OFF THE ANNUAL RIDE WITH THE RANGERS!

TONIGHT KICKS OFF THE ANNUAL RIDE WITH THE RANGERS!

Address

900 S Collett St
Lima, OH
45804

General information

Collett Street Recreation Area: 20 acres Contains: 3 soccer fields, 2 ball diamonds, Safety City, Riverwalk/hike/bike trail, 8 tennis courts, 2 multipurpose areas, 1 restroom, parking, 1 drinking fountain Hover Park: 17.3 acres Contains: Hover Lake (3.67 acres), picnic tables, 1 restroom, formal gardens, Riverwalk/hike/bike trail, 2 soccer fields, bleachers, 1 drinking fountain, parking, 2 shelter houses, 1 basketball court, 1 multipurpose area, 1 playground, cooking grills Faurot Park: 89 acres Contains: 7 ball diamonds (1 lighted), 4 ponds, formal gardens, concession operation, 4 shelter houses, 3 restrooms, 2 playgrounds, 2 hiking trails, 3 drinking fountains, historic cannon, concert pavillion, snow sledding hill, splash pad, picnic tables, Garden Club, parking, Riverwalk/hike/bike traill, 1 x-country run course, skateboard park, 3 multipurpose areas, 3 sand volleyball courts, cooking grills Baxter Park: 1.7 acres Contains: picnic tables Robb Park: 26 acres Contains: 2 tennis courts, 1 football field, 1 restroom, 1 playground, parking, 2 basketball courts, 3 ball diamonds, 1 drinking fountain, hiking/bking/walking trail, cooking grills, 3 soccer fields, 1 shelter house, picnic tables, 1 multipurpose area Lincoln Park: 8.6 acres Contains: Train exhibit, 2 shelter houses, 3 playgrounds, 1 multipurpose area, cooking grills, Firefighter's exhibit, 2 basketball courts, parking picnic tables, hiking/biking/walking trail, 2 restrooms, historic cannon Schoonover Park and Pool: 69 acres Contains: Swimming pool (wading pool & water slide), Schoonover Lake (37.9 acres), 2 shelter houses, 1 drinking fountain, 3 multipurpose areas, cooking grills, picnic tables, hiking/biking/walking trail, 2 basketball courts, celestial observatory, 2 restrooms, 1 playground, concession operation Cook Park: 8.2 acres Contains: 3 basketball courts, 1 ball diamond, 1 multipurpose area, cooking grill, 1 drinking fountain, parking, hiking/biking/walking trail, 1 shelter house, 1 playground, picnic tables Martin Luther King Jr. Center Park: 40.3 acres Contains: M.L. King Jr. Lake (8.6 acres), 3 basketball courts, hiking/biking/walking trail, 1 playground, 1 drinking fountain, 1 shelter house, s1 ball diamond, 3 multipurpose areas, cooking grills, 2 football fields, picnic tables, parking, 1 restroom Kibby Corners Park: 1 acre Contains: 1 shelter house, benches, picnic tables, 1 drinking fountain, 1 playground Town Square: 0.5 acres Contains: formal gardens, picnic tables, water fountain, parking, gazebo, benches Buttonbush Observation Platform: 1 acre Contains: boardwalk and observation platform Rotary River Walk and Bike Path: 7.2 miles Contains: lighted pathway, benches Simmons Field: Contains: lighted semi-pro baseball field with scoreboard, baseball practice field, soccer field

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(419) 221-5195

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What a beautiful Saturday?! ☀️ Bradfield Community Center and Activate Allen County are hosting a block party until 1:00pm! Bring your kids for the bouncy house, say HI 👋 to your Police Officers & Park Ranger! Make sure to check out the South Central Lima Neighborhood Association booth! See what YOU can do to get involved in your neighborhood! Lima Police Department Lima Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Are there any softball leagues this year ?
What questions would you have for the rangers? Today is your chance to ask! Head to Stadium Park for Ride with the Rangers presented by Lima Parks, Recreation & Forestry! Take a ride and explore the Rotary Riverwalk from 6-7PM. Today looks like a great day to get outside! See you there. 🚴🏼‍♀️🚴🏻🚴🏼‍♂️ Supported by: Activate Allen County & Crankers Cycling #lovelima #warmweatherfun #ridewiththeranger #ohiofun
Looking for activities for the kiddos this summer? Lima Parks, Recreation & Forestry to the rescue with the Lima City Summer Playground Program! #lovelima www.cityhall.lima.oh.us
We have just went over 70% of our $4,000 goal to have the dome motors replaced at the Observatory. We thank the Lima News for contacting me for the story. Please continue to share our "Go Fund Me" page when possible. https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/schoonover-observatory-motor-replacements
We have just went over 50% of our $4,000 goal to have the dome motors replaced at the Observatory. We thank the Lima News for contacting me for the story. Please continue to share our "Go Fund Me" page when possible. https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/schoonover-observatory-motor-replacements
Have you been following the activities on the Lima Parks, Recreation & Forestry page? Each day they have a different trivia question, activity or post to help us engage with the world around us! Give them a follow for more info and to participate. And be on the lookout for *Beanie! #lovelima
Did you know? Thanks to the #leapyear we are celebrating #summersolstice today, June 20 at 5:43PM. There’s also another phenomena happening at the same time across the world that you can stream online, an annular “ring of fire” solar eclipse! Check the link for more info. And what better way to celebrate the solstice and this long summer day than at one of our beautiful Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District or Lima Parks, Recreation & Forestry? #lovelima #welcomesummer
Wen y'all going to put the hoops up we been waiting for 3 months we ready to hoop
While the City of Lima’s Summer Playground Program couldn’t happen this year, the Lima Parks, Recreation & Forestry wanted to provide some sort of activities that the kids can do with the whole family.
When y’all gone open Schoonovers basketball courts 🏀