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Parks and Recreation

Published: February 10, 2014 12:41 PM
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Tallmadge Recreation Center
46 N. Munroe Road 

The city owns and operates the Tallmadge Recreation Center. Opened in February 2004 at a cost of approximately $6.5 million, the 105,000-square-foot facility is a focal point for residents all ages seeking health, fitness, wellness and recreation opportunities.

With approximately 5,500 members, the rec center is helmed by David Cooper, manager of parks and recreation, and approximately 50 employees.

Recreation Center Amenities include:

• Four regulation size basketball courts with 24 baskets that can be converted for volleyball and tennis

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• A full sized indoor Astroturf field for football, soccer, lacrosse and other activities

• A four-lane indoor 1.5 mile walking-jogging track

• Two large group exercise studios with special flooring and sound systems

• A large strength training area featuring Nautilus exercise machines as well as a free weights exercise area

• A large state-of-the-art cardio workout area that includes Cybex Arc Trainers, treadmills, elliptical trainers, rowing machines and recumbent bikes

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• A large fenced-in indoor playground area for children ages 1 through 11 for member childcare while they work out

• Two racquetball courts 

• Stadium-style seating for basketball and soccer spectators

• Snack bar

Summa Health Systems is contracted by the city to operate a physical therapy rehabilitation clinic at the rec center. For appointments, call 330-630-2715.

Maca Aquatic Center and Rotary Park
183 Maca Drive

Maca Park officially became Maca Aquatic Center and Rotary Park in June 2009, following an extensive facelift. In 2008, the Tallmadge Rotary Club pledged a total of $30,000 over a 10-year span for the construction of a park next to the new pool. The Aquatic Center features a large pool area with six competition lap lanes, a zero-depth entrance, two 20-foot high slides and a children’s play station. A bath house, concession area, picnic pavilions and a ballfield round out the park.

Maca is located on more than 40 acres of developed parkland and also features a basketball court and a walk path/hiking trail which meanders through the woods and wetlands.

Vendor’s Park   
West Avenue and Nottingham Drive

The park is 1/4 acre of greenspace.

Memorial Park 
Southwest Avenue

This 13-acre park is connected to the Mack Burleson Baseball fields and Ritchie Memorial Shelter House. There is an open-air pavilion and large playground unit.


The Jaycee Howe Road Park 
988 E. Howe Road

The 30-acre park includes one baseball field, three lighted tennis courts, a small playground unit and one open-air pavilion, complete with electrical hookup, grills and seating capacity for up to 70 people.

Lions Park    
245 Northeast Ave.

The park includes 25 acres of land, one enclosed hall and two open-air pavilions with electrical outlets, grills and a seating capacity for 80 to 125 people. Pavilions may be rented or used on a first-come, first-serve basis. The park includes the Rainbow Roundup playground, tennis and basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, horseshoe pits and shuffleboard.

Washburn-Indian Hills Park    
Between Maca Drive and Indian Hills Drive

The 5-acre park, connected by a bridge over a small creek, has a baseball field, playground and concession stand for Little League games.

Tallmadge Circle Park
Inside Tallmadge Circle    

Tallmadge Circle Park is home to the oldest active historic church in Ohio, as well as Old Town Hall and Museum. The 4-acre park is registered as a National Historic Place.

Kent Drive Park   
Kent and West Overdale Drives

The park consists of 2.5 acres with a baseball field and playground.

Bierce Park  
Erie Drive from East Avenue to Southeast Avenue

In 2006 the city named a 1-acre tract of land on Erie Drive Bierce Park, in honor of the Bierce family, whose company has been a part of the community for more than 100 years. The park includes part of a 3-mile bike and hike trail owned by Metro Parks serving Summit County.

Freedom Hike and Bike Trail

The Freedom Hike and Bike Trail begins at Southwest Avenue and travels northeast to Middlebury Road. The trail parallels the old Conrail railroad line. The trail is exclusively for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Enclosed Halls

The city rents out three enclosed halls — Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road- Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave. and Tallmadge Lions Hall, 245 Northeast Ave. The halls are all air-conditioned and handicap accessible. Ritchie and Lions hall can accommodate up to 100 people and the community center can hold up to 300. Alcohol is permitted only in the community center. Reservations will be taken up to one year in advance, one and a half years in advance for the community center.

For information on renting the Community Center, Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, Lions Hall, the Historic Church on the Circle or park pavilions, call 330-633-0855.

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