Parks & Recreation

Fairlawn's 50th Anniversary Event

Sunday, September 5   Bicentennial Park   3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Purchase 50th Anniversary t-shirts here

Join us as we celebrate Fairlawn's 50th anniversary as a city! Free busses will run from the west end of Macy's to the park. (Thanks to the Copley Fairlawn City Schools Transportation Department)

The preliminary schedule is as follows: (follow us on Facebook, Instagram and for changes and up to date information)

3:00 pm Time capsule burial/memorial tree planting 

3:00 pm Doug Kaufman (gazebo)

4:00 pm Food/Beer/Wine trucks begin serving

Food:  Southern Thangs, Penguin Ice Cream, Fired Up Taco Truck, Original Steak and Hoagies, Tim & Peg’s Caramel Apple Chips, The Cookery, Happy Camper (lemonade), Sassy Dog, Zydeco Bistro, Café Arnone, Lil’ Grandpa’s Kettle Corn

Beer/Wine:  Mucky Duck and Nauti Vine

5:30 pm Mick and Rick (gazebo)

8:00 pm Cleveland's Breakfast Club (stage)

9:00 pm Beer/Wine sales end

10:00 pm FIREWORKS

Jumpstart Hummingbirds Soccer

Boys and girls ages 3 – 6 year old have fun and learn the basics of soccer: dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, and positioning. Each session consists of instruction and low-key, non-competitive soccer games.

Summer Session


June 12 - July 24 (no class 7/3)

Fairlawn Park 

  • 3&4 Year Olds's: 10:00AM - 11:00AM OR 11:00AM - 12:00PM (Schedule will rotate and you will receive the schedule 1 week prior)

  • 5&6 Year Old's: 11:00AM - 12:00PM 

(Each team receives a rotating schedule that includes both time periods)

Fee: $95 

For more information & to register 


Jumpstart Tball

A fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for 3 - 5 year old boys and girls. Players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games. Jump Start Sports staff members conduct the instruction and oversee the game play while volunteer parent team coaches assist.

Wednesdays                   5:30 pm-6:30 pm OR 6:30 pm -7:30 pm

June 16 - July 21           Fee: $95

Fairlawn Park

For more information & to register 


Towpath Tennis

Registration Form

Learn to play tennis fast! This instructional program is designed to provide basic skills needed to play tennis—fast-moving, upbeat, with lots of fun and exercise! Learn to play a lifetime sport!

Location: The Fairlawn tennis program will be at Croghan Park

Time/Date:  Mon/Wed              8:30 am- 9:30 am               7-11 years old    $84

                      Mon/Wed              9:30 am - 10:30 am            9-13 years old    $84

                      Mon/Wed              10:30 am - 11:30 am          11-15 years old  $84

Staffing: All of the staffing for all summer facilities is provided by Towpath

Tennis Center. There will be one Tennis Director and he/she will be accompanied by other teaching instructors as needed per class size.

Equipment Needed: Please wear tennis shoes; white-soled shoes preferably made purposely for tennis. Please bring a tennis racquet if you have one.

There will be demos made available for a temporary basis if you do not have your own. Please keep in mind the weather and dress appropriately bringing necessary items (i.e. water, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses).

Contact information for weather conditions: If there is a threat of bad weather please contact Towpath Tennis Center at (330) 928-8763. Cancellation notices will be made available one hour prior to the scheduled class. All other cancellations will be made at the site. Rain make-up dates will be offered.

Refunds: Refunds will only be given if the instructor cancels a class and is not able to have a make-up. There will be no other refunds.

Make-Up Policy: Make-ups will be offered for any cancelled classes due to weather or other conflicts.

Full Classes: If classes are full you will receive notification and suggestions for alternatives.

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 the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 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)