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Parks & Recreation

Bill Bonner
Parks & Recreation Director
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City Administration Building
35 South Paint Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Office Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm

Welcome to the City of Chillicothe's Parks & Recreation Department. The Parks & Recreation Department maintains the parks and bike paths within Chillicothe city limits. 

About Our Director:

Bill Bonner, a Chillicothe native, has been the Parks & Recreation Director for 5 years.  Bill is a Graduate of Bishop Flaget High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and his Master’s degree from Ohio University.  Bill has spent many terms on city council, as both a member at-large and as the Fifth Ward representative. Bill spent most of his free time growing up in Poland Park, so the parks have a very special place in his heart. Currently Bill is a member of the Chillicothe Board of Education.

Upcoming Special Events

Event Date Time Location
4th of July Pool Party- tickets are required for entry! Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department 7/4/24 7:00pm-10pm City Swimming Pool
U.S. Roadrunners 5k 7/6/24 8:00AM Yoctangee Park (floodwall)
Maker's Market and Picnic  7/12/24 10:00AM-8:00 PM Big Lions Shelter

Planning an event? Event Coordinators may fill out a Special Events Application and email it or drop it off at 35 S. Paint St. Special Event Applications must be received 60 days prior to your event.

Please call or email to check the availability and to reserve a shelter for your event. For more on our available shelters, please view the Amenity Map.

35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601


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