East Palestine Park
31 Park Drive
Beautiful sign donated by the family and friends of Jaison Harris
East Palestine has a beautiful park that now encompasses approximately 100 acres. The nearly 3-mile Community Hiking/Biking Trail, pictured here, which includes the Antoni Gaudi Scenic Way, is now open and is easily accessible from several parking lots in the Park and at other locations. Our Park has a swimming pool with a state-of-the-art waterslide, softball and baseball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and tennis courts. A renovated pool lounge area with tables & umbrellas was completed in 2002. Scout cabins are located in the Park, along with a pond and four playground areas that include a community-built Leathers Associates all-wooden playground called "Rainbow Dreamland". There are also many pavilions, shelters and open tables to enjoy picnics in the park. The large pavilion will accommodate approximately 100 people. The Community Center was recently renovated and is available all year for weddings, receptions, graduation parties, family reunions, birthday parties, showers, conferences, meetings, card parties, senior get-togethers and leisure activities such as line dancing. It can accommodate up to 150-160 people. (This is an approximate number.) (Please note that alcohol is not permitted in the Community Center or anywhere in our Park.) (See additional information regarding the Center below.) The Boy Scout Cabin was painted recently and rental of the Cabin now includes a 24 X 16 attached covered picnic shelter. Newer restrooms are located near the Boy Scout Cabin. Our Park gazebo is available for wedding ceremonies or other events for a rental fee of only $35. Rental of all of the above listed facilities is scheduled by Park personnel in summer months when the pool is open (330-426-2301) and by the Administration Office (144 North Market Street) from September to May (330-426-4367) when the pool is closed. Before calling, please scroll below to see a map of the Park showing the location of shelters, the shelter numbers and the location of other park facilities, as we do not issue refunds.
Park programs include reading camps, soccer leagues, children's football leagues, T-ball, baseball, softball, Safety Town, Friday night "movies under the stars" (July) and swimming lessons. The park hosts all high school softball, baseball, cross country and tennis home matches. It is also the focal point of many City activities including Fourth of July events, a Memorial Day service, a Community Rummage Sale in September and the Alumni & Friends Scholarship Duck Derby. Entertainment is sometimes available at the park gazebo. See the "Current Events and Announcements" section on this City web site for dates and times of specific park events.
Five-year planning included not only the new waterslide, but also expansion of the concession stand, the addition of 2 new ball fields, renovation of the shelters and updating park equipment and facilities.
REMEMBER THAT EAST PALESTINE HAS AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING DOGS FROM BEING
BROUGHT INTO OUR PARK. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS WHEN A DOG IS ON A LEASH AND
IS BEING WALKED ON THE 3-MILE EAST PALESTINE COMMUNITY TRAIL THAT PASSES THROUGH
OUR PARKLANDS. ANY DOG PASSING THROUGH THE PARK MUST REMAIN ON THE TRAIL
AND MUST REMAIN ON A LEASH. PLEASE HELP TO KEEP OUR PARK SAFE, CLEAN AND
FREE OF ANIMAL WASTE FOR THE CHILDREN AND ADULTS WHO ENJOY SOCCER, BASEBALL,
SOFTBALL, T-BALL, INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUES, FOOTBALL, CROSS-COUNTRY TRACK,
VOLLEYBALL, SCOUTING, CHEERLEADING, MOVIES, PICNICS AND OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
THAT ARE HELD THERE. THANK YOU.
Photos: Top: View of City Park from hillside. Left to right: Antoni Gaudi Scenic Way at the lower end of the East Palestine Community Walking Trail ; Park duck pond, near Park entrance; Stepping stones across creek on Community Walking Trail (between duck pond and lower trail parking lot located on the right side of Route 170, at bottom of hill, toward Negley.
PARK SHELTERS PARK GAZEBO SCOUT CABIN WITH SHELTER
PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
The Community Center is heated and air conditioned and available for rentals all year. It seats approximately 150-160, has a kitchen, indoor restrooms and a large porch. Rental includes chairs, approximately 14 rectangle tables and several round tables. The Center is located just steps from tennis courts, basketball courts, ball fields, the swimming pool, the 3-mile Community Trail, the duck pond and Rainbow Dreamland, East Palestine's large all-wooden playground. It can be rented for informal weddings, wedding receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, retirement parties or for any other party where alcohol will not be served. Reservations cannot be made more than one year prior to the event. A comprehensive list of rules and regulations is available at the Municipal Building.
PRIVATE POOL PARTIES
Have you considered celebrating a birthday or having your team party after hours in our pool from 8 to 10 pm? Reservations are now being taken for private pool parties. Call 330-426-4367, Extension 20 to reserve your date or for additional Park information.
Rental fees & pool prices for reservations made after January 1, 2014
**No Charge but you must still call to reserve.
Park Community Center
12-hour rental (10 AM to 10 PM): $200 plus $100 refundable facility deposit
4-hour rental: $120 plus $100 refundable facility deposit
2-hour rental: $60 plus $100 refundable facility deposit
Instruction/Classes (dance, exercise, etc.): 50/50 income split with City
Weekday use by senior citizens group, club meetings, etc.: No charge
Boy Scout Cabin with attached covered shelter
All day rental - $50
Enclosed Brick Pavilion
All day rental - City residents (must reside inside East Palestine City limits): $60
All day rental - Non-residents: $90
All day rental, weekday, churches, clubs, City: $30
Shelters (#19 - #50, fees are per structure)
Residents (renters residing inside East Palestine City limits) - First shelter: $30, Each additional shelter: $20
Non-residents - First shelter: $55, Each additional shelter: $25
Churches, Clubs, City - weekdays: No charge
Residents, non-residents, weekends, holidays: $5
Residents, weekdays: No charge
Non-residents, weekdays: $3
Churches, Clubs, City, weekdays: No charge
Daily swim admission (seven days a week): Students ( age 6-18) - $3 Adults - $4 Seniors (62+) - $3 Active Military - $3
Season passes: Individuals: $70 Family of 5: $150 Family of more than 5: $150 plus $15 for each additional family member
Season Pass Individual Student (age 6-18) - $60 Senior Citizen season passes: Individuals: $60 Husband/Wife: $80
Swimming lessons 8 Lesson Course $32 @ $4 per lesson Water Aerobic or Lap swimming (w/o pass) $4
Youth camps: (rate per person) $2
Pool Parties: 1 to 25 people attending - $90 26 to 50 people - $135 51 to 100 people - $155 Over 100 people attending - $175
(East Palestine pool party fees include the lifeguard fees)
Call 330-426-4367, Extension 20, for rental information from September through May. Call the Park ticket booth at 330-426-2301 for rental information in June, July and August. Rent and facility deposit (if applicable) are due in full within 48 hours of making your reservation. If payment in full in not received, the facility will be available for others to rent. Except for the $100 Community Center Facility Deposit, there are NO REFUNDS on rentals. The $100 facility deposit on the Community Center can be carried over to the following year. Alcohol is not permitted in the Park Community Center or anywhere in our Park. Reservations will not be made more than a year prior to the event. All persons/organizations who rent park facilities are given 48 hours to re-rent the same facility for same day of the week the following year. Example: A certain family may rent a specific shelter each year on the "first Sunday in June" (the calendar date will change). That family has 48 hours to re-rent for the next year before the City rents it to another family. Please note that when the 4th of July falls on a weekend, precedence is given to those who rent on the "first Saturday" or "first Sunday" in July. A complete list of rental rules is available in the Municipal Building (144 North Market Street) or at the ticket booth in the park.
DOGS ARE NOW PERMITTED IN THE PARK - (PER ORDINANCE #21-2015 PASSED ON DECEMBER 14, 2015) No person shall bring into , permit, have or keep in the park a dangerous dog as defined in Section 618.17 of the code. A person in possession of a dog in the park shall keep the dog physically confined or restrained by an adequate leash no more than six feet in length, keep the dog under immediate control of the owner and remove any waste left by the animal. All dogs must be properly licensed. No dog, except a service dog, shall be allowed in the pool or splash pad areas of the park. Dog owners are financially responsible for any and all damages to persons or property caused by their dogs. Dogs may be removed from the park upon request by any Village Police officer or Village Manager.
THE COMMUNITY WALKING TRAIL THAT PASSES THROUGH OUR PARKLANDS IS PICTURED ABOVE.
MAP OF EAST PALESTINE PARK INCLUDING SHELTER NUMBERS
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