As you have may noticed, there have been so many improvements to Community Park in the last couple of years and many more improvements are on their way in the near future! These improvements not only are provided to you by the Village but by a large variety of avenues. A big “Thank You” goes out to the Fort Recovery Community Foundation, Cooper Family Foundation, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and many other various community organizations and private donors! If it wasn’t for a community like Fort Recovery and the many businesses and individuals working together for a common good, we wouldn’t be blessed in ways we currently are blessed!
Currently, Fort Recovery Community Park features:
- Public swimming pool with baby pool (Tables and Umbrellas installed 2016);
- Batting cage with Pitcher’s Shield (Installed new carpet in 2014);
- Playground with rubber surface (Upgraded in 2014);
- Three (3) baseball diamonds (New scoreboard for Diamond #1 in 2015);
- Block concession stand (Addition 2017);
- Block men’s & women’s restrooms (Renovation 2017);
- Two (2) shelter houses (Updated recycled plastic lumber picnic tables in 2017)
- .61 mile multi-purpose, paved walking trail (Installed 2017);
- Pollination garden used for educational purposes (Installed 2017);
- Over 50 Additional parking spaces to what currently was available (Installed 2015);
Future Projects include (dates are proposed and may vary slightly):
- Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts including an additional 32 parking spaces (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
- Second Playground featuring two (2) Expression Swings (Fall 2017)
- Pavilion at Community Park (Planned for 2018)
- Ambassador Pool Improvements
- Many more to come!
As mentioned above, Fort Recovery Community Park will see the addition of a pavilion (enclosed shelter house) next year as shown above, contingent on the necessary funding being secured! This Pavilion will be located south of the current Ambassador Pool and next to the current playground and future basketball/tennis courts. The idea was formulated late in 2015, however, a committee wasn’t formed until 2016 when the project was named a beneficiary of a portion of the funds raised during the Fort Recovery Quasquibicentenial (225) events in June of 2016. The Pavilion Committee consists of eight individuals: Roger Broerman, Michelle Dues, Jacque Leverette, Don Lennartz, Tom Siegrist, Bill Bechtol, Erin Minor and Randy Diller. These community members have dedicated their time and resources to this project over the last year and will continue until the project is completed in 2018.
The pavilion will be available for public rental and can hold up to 114 people – a great size facility for family reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties and more! It will feature a kitchen, indoor restrooms, outdoor patio and storage room for summer sports equipment.
The Committee is currently seeking donors to help with the remaining funds it will take to complete the pavilion project.
The outdoor patio will showcase engraved pavers, which are available for public purchase. These pavers can be engraved with family names, “In Memory” names, business names, etc; larger pavers can even accommodate your business logo! If you want to leave your business or family legacy on a lasting paver, please click on the form below, complete the required information and return to Erin Minor at the information provided on the form.
Patio Paver Prices
4″ x 8″ = $100 (Two Lines, Up to 18 Characters per line)
8″ x 8″ = $250 (Three Lines, Up to 14 Characters per line)
8″ x 16″ = $500 (Four Lines, Up to 18 Characters per line)
8″ x 16″ w/ Company Logo = $550 (Logo Size will determine how many other characters can be added)
*If you do not want to purchase a paver but would like to still donate towards the pavilion, donations of any amount will be gladly accepted and deeply appreciated.