The Park Department is currently
staffed with eight full-time employees and reports directly
to the Board of Park Commissioners. Members of this Board
are Mr. Alan M. Kappers, Mr. Stanley J. Phillips, and Mrs.
Rebecca S. Pierce. This board is appointed by the Mayor and
works in conjunction with the City.
The Park Department is responsible for
scheduling and maintaining all grounds and buildings. This
landscape and tree planting
and shrub pruning and removal
planting of Spring flowers and annuals
routine maintenance of picnic shelters and larger
structures within the parks
This department is also
responsible for the City's Mosquito Control Program. Staff
is licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in the
proper handling and use of pesticides for this application.
This program is normally carried out during the months of
June through September.
Mr. Drake can be contacted at