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Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

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

Office Hours: 
8:00 am - 4:30 pm (M-F)

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.

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.

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.

 The Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a survey and would love to have your opinion! Click the link below and submit your vote now! 
Parks and Recreation Survey



On June 17 and 18, 2023 all Ohio residents are invited to experience Ohio’s fantastic public fishing opportunities without purchasing a license. All size and bag limits apply during these two days.



35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601


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