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Parks & Recreation

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

Office Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm

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.

Upcoming Special Events

Event Date Time Location
US Road Runners 5k 10/7/23 9:00am-11:00am Yoctangee Park (floodwall)
Halloween Festival 10/13/23-10/15/23   Yoctangee Park 
Light the Night Walf for Leukemia 10/12/23   Downtown area
Domestic Violence Vigil  10/26/23 5:30pm-8:00pm Yoctangee Park (Big Lions shelter)

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.

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.

35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601


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