Parks & Recreation


Dear Resident,

The Lorain Parks and Recreation Department staff has been diligently planning for an exciting and promising year of activity. Our vast system, which encompasses 56 parks covering more than 800 acres, has provided countless hours of enjoyment and life-long memories for generations.

Allow your family to enjoy one of our 22 playgrounds, 19 baseball / softball fields, 10 soccer fields, or splash pad. Spend some time shooting baskets at one of our 16 basketball courts, or playing tennis and volleyball at Lakeview Park. Experience our many picnic facilities and amenities, take a stroll through Oakwood Park and view the dozens of squirrels and birds, or utilize the beautiful walkways surrounding Longfellow, Central, and Oakwood Parks for walking, jogging, or bike riding.

Take advantage of Girls of Summer softball league, swimming lessons, men’s slow pitch softball, and boat launching ramps at muni-dock. Visit the newly built Pipe Yard Baseball Stadium at PC Campana Park.

Make the effort, get involved, and participate in an exciting upcoming Parks and Recreation season. The parks in Lorain are an integral part of our past, present, and future. Their mere presence consciously and sub-consciously evokes emotion and reflection. Our tie to them is immeasurable, often inexplicable, but nonetheless omnipresent. Please plan to make Lorain Parks and Recreation a part of your family’s recreational schedule.

Lorain Parks and Recreation Department

Mission Statement

To beautify the parks and develop recreational standards commensurate with the need of our community by continuously exploring options that will improve our system and enhance participant’s park and recreation experience.


Maintaining park land for recreational purpose. Enhance the personal, societal and economic benefits that impact the citizens pursuit of recreation and leisure.