Parks & Recreation

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

The Fairlawn Community Foundation and the City of Fairlawn are proud to announce that this year’s Independence Day activities will be held on Thursday, July 4.  The parade will step off from St. Hilary’s parking lot at 4:30 pm, head west on W. Market Street and conclude in the 3320 W. Market Street parking lot (directly across from Summit Mall).  Beginning at 5:00 pm, food trucks will be serving at Bicentennial Park. The Mick & Rick band will perform in the park from 5:30 – 7:30, followed by a two hour performance by the Brass Band of the Western Reserve beginning at 8:00 pm.  The fireworks display will begin around 10:00 pm.  The Fairlawn City Women’s Club will be selling beverages throughout the evening.

The Copley Fairlawn City Schools Transportation Department will be running free shuttles to and from Macy’s at Summit Mall to Bicentennial Park to ease parking and traffic congestion.  The shuttle may be picked up beginning at 5:00 p.m. Go to for updated information  

To be a part of the parade, please download the entry form or register online.

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)