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Halloween in the Park
Saturday, October 28
LRC/Fort Island Park (413 Trunko Rd)
6:00 pm

The Learning Resource Center will open at 6:00 pm for our annual Halloween open house. Visit the LRC, go Trick-or-Treating in the park, and participate in the costume contest to win prizes and then stay to watch Hocus Pocus in the park.
The movie will be shown near the playground. We will have a camp fire, s’mores, marshmallows, popcorn and other goodies so bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a movie in the park! Hocus Pocus will start as soon as it is dark (about 7:30).
No registration required, no rain date.

Beggars' Night 
Sunday, October 29 
Homes wishing to participate should turn on their front porch light.

Gingerbread House Making
Wednesday, December 13
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairlawn Kiwanis Community
Center (3486 S. Smith Road)
$5 per gingerbread house
Register by Dec. 11

Make your own graham cracker gingerbread house with all of your favorite candy! We will have all the basics, but you may bring your own special toppings if you wish! Santa may also be stopping by to visit!

All Aboard The Polar Express Pajama Party! 

Thursday, December 21
6:00 pm (movie at 6:30 pm)
Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center (3486 S Smith Road)
Admission: A new pair of pajamas, all sizes accepted: newborn to adult 2XL. Each pair of pajamas brought enters you into a drawing for the grand prize! Watch Facebook and our website for more information on the grand prize! Pajamas will be donated to the Eastern Ohio Chapter of Pajama Program (

Fun for the whole family! Wear your pajamas and enjoy pizza, popcorn, a hot chocolate bar and get your very own special Santa bell. Bring your own blankets, pillows and chairs!
Register by Monday, December 18 (Pre-registration gets you an extra ticket for the grand prize!)

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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)