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Croghan Park Rededication/War of 1812 Encampment
July 19, 2014

On July 19, 2014, the City of Fairlawn will celebrate the 40 year anniversary of Croghan Park with a rededication ceremony and a War of 1812 Encampment.  Reenactment participants, period vendors (suttlers), modern day vendors (food trucks) and the public will be invited to this one day event.  Free shuttle busses will be provided from the Summit Mall parking lot to the park.  The day will begin with the rededication ceremony, continue with period activities and demonstrations, then culminate with a dinner with the reenactment participants and music. 

10:00 am    Rededication Ceremony (color guard, invocation,  welcome remarks, rededication speech, national anthem, taps, retire colors)

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm            Activities (include teaching children to march, musket and canon demonstrations, artillery demonstrations, Native American demonstrations, living history, etc)

5:00 pm                                 Dinner
7:00 pm                                 Music
9:00 pm                                 Event ends

Do you want to be a part of this event?  Registration Forms for reenactment participants and suttlers

Registration forms
 for groups wishing to have a table at the event

We will have a speaker or event each month, leading up to our event in July. 

The following speakers will be held at 7:00 pm at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center (3486 S. Smith Road).  There is no cost to attend.

March 25  -  John Burke speaks on Capt. Wolf and Smith Road
April 29     -  Sharon Myers speaks on the Heroines of the War of 1812
May 27    -   John Burke speaks on 1st Nation

2013 Independence Day Parade



Friday, July 4, 2014 

6:30 pm


Our annual  Independence Day  parade,  sponsored by the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Friday, July 4 at 6:30 pm. The parade steps off at the Fairlawn Town Center and proceeds west to the Dillard’s parking lot at Summit Mall. 

The American Judges Association will be awarding winners in the categories of floats, novelty, marching units and bands with trophies. Be sure to come to the reviewing stand in the Dillard’s parking lot after the parade for the award ceremony hosted by Mayor Bill Roth.

register online  or download form to send in

Summer Positions Available

We are now accepting applications for our Summer Park Staff positions for the 2014 summer.  

The Park program is a ten-week program from June 9 through August 15, with the staff working Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, along with some weekend and evening events.  Please note we do require all staff work the entire ten-week program (vacations are not permitted).  All staff members must have a valid driver’s license and pass a drug test and background check.  

 Application            Extra required days to work

Supervisor application

Deadline to apply:  March 31

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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 4th Wednesday of every other 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)