Parks & Recreation

2022 Independence Day

The City will once again celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4 at Bicentennial Park (3486 S Smith Road).  Doug Kaufman will play beginning at 5:30 pm followed by Cleveland's Breakfast Club at 8:00 pm.  Fireworks will begin at approximately 10:00 pm.  Food trucks will begin serving at 5:00 pm.  The food trucks we have committed to this date are: Cookery, SmashTime, Twisted Grill N' Grind, Zydeco Bistro, The Original Steak and Hoagies, Enticing Cupcakes and Lil' Grandpa's Kettle Corn & Lemonade.

Brighten Brew will be providing the beer and hard seltzer for the event.  The Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce will sell the tokens needed to purchase beer and seltzer.  The tokens are CASH ONLY and will cost $6 each or 4 for $20.  

Free bus shuttles (courtesy of the Copley Fairlawn City Schools Department of Transportation) will be available from the west end of the Macy's parking lot beginning at 5:30 pm.

Park Rules

Our parks are public and are not rentable nor reservable.  You are more than welcome to use the park, you just have to share it with everyone else there.  Above is a link to the current park rules for your convenience.

Park & Recreation Board

The Park and Recreation Board shall serve as an advisory body to the Mayor. Its purpose is to offer suggestions, recommendations, participation and direction to the Division of Parks and Recreation and advise the Director of Parks and Recreation as to the goals, policies and direction of the Division, as developed by the Director or as otherwise set forth in the Charter of the City of Fairlawn. The board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Fairlawn Parks and Recreation Department is to provide opportunities to enhance the quality of life for the residential, business and neighboring communities through a variety of recreational, educational, cultural and health-related activities and events. The goals of each activity and special events are to encourage individual, community, economic and environmental benefits in a safe, meaningful and healthy environment.

(Res. 1996-135. Passed 12-2-96)