Welcome to

East Palestine Park

                                 31 Park Drive

  

Beautiful new 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.    

PLEASE 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

 
BRICK PAVILION


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 duckpond 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.

 

2013 PRIVATE POOL PARTIES
Have you considered celebrating a birthday or having your team party after hours in our pool?  Reservations are now being taken for 2012 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

Park Gazebo

**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

Open Tables

Residents, non-residents, weekends, holidays:   $5

Residents, weekdays:   No charge

Non-residents, weekdays:   $3

Churches, Clubs, City, weekdays:   No charge

Pool Rates

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 NOT PERMITTED IN CITY PARK.  THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS WHEN THE DOG IS BEING WALKED FROM ONE END OF THE EAST PALESTINE COMMUNITY TRAIL TO THE OTHER END OF THE COMMUNITY TRAIL AND IS ON A LEASH.           

             

During the 5-day period between September 27th, 1995 and October 1, 1995, more than 2,200 volunteers built the new "Rainbow Dreamland" playground in East Palestine City Park.  When construction was completed, E. P. Playground, Inc. donated the playground, valued at $250,000 to the City of East Palestine.  The construction of the playground was the fulfillment of a goal that was initiated by the East Palestine Rotary Club.  In 1993, the local Rotary Club was challenged to "dream the impossible dream".  The East Palestine Rotary Club accepted this challenge.  The Club decided that the City Park was one of our strongest community assets and settled on building a new playground to replace the outdated equipment.  The Club kicked in seed money ($5000) to get the project going.  This project was viewed as an investment in the future of our City and our children.  The playground was a community based and built project under the direction of the engineering firm of Leathers and Associates from Ithaca, New York.  All members of the community were invited to get involved.  In the fall of 1994 a committee of 30 members became the driving force of the project.  A Leathers architect met with children to discover what they wanted in their playground.  It was named "Rainbow Dreamland".  It is unique because it was designed by our children.  We were blessed with perfect weather during construction week.  Many volunteers came back day after day until the job was completed.  Everyone was touched by the sense of community spirit  that was shown during construction week. 

 

2013 PARK BOARD MEMBERS:    Dennis Sugar, Nathan Foster, Sam Greene, Gene Hoffman, Sandy Wales, Larry Wales. 

 

 

THE COMMUNITY WALKING TRAIL THAT PASSES THROUGH OUR PARKLANDS IS PICTURED ABOVE. 

 

       MAP OF EAST PALESTINE PARK INCLUDING SHELTER NUMBERS        

To return to the "List of VillageDepartments", click on <-- BACK at the top left of your computer tool bar.  To return to the TOP of the East Palestine Home Page, click here:  Home           THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR  WEB SITE.