Recreation/Culture 15-minute safety breaks). Swim Lessons – Available in different ability levels; $40/ two-week session Staff – Todd Bowers, park manager; staffed by certiﬁed lifeguards Fees – $4/day for adults and $3/day for children; season passes $80 for city-resident families, $120 for non-resident families, $40 for resident singles and $60 for non-resident singles. Rehm Performing Arts Pavilion – can seat a 125-piece orchestra; hosts a full band schedule each summer on Thursday evenings (see Events/Attractions listing for schedule); can be rented for weddings and other special events for $60 for residents and $90 for non-residents. Contact City Hall for more information at 330-684-5000. Schmid Hall – This hall has a capacity of 160 people; can be rented year-round by residents for $80 and non-residents for $120; has a complete kitchen and two rest rooms. This is a non-smoking facility. Alcohol is not permitted on the property. For more information, visit www.orrville.com or call 330-684-5000. Heller Hall – Has a capacity of 100 people; can be rented from Memorial Day to Labor Day to Orrville residents for $50 and by non-residents for $75; has a kitchenette, one rest room, and picnic tables. This is a non-smoking facility. Rental Information – Picnic pavilions and halls are available for rent on a ﬁrst-come/ﬁrst-served basis by calling City Hall at 330-684-5000. For additional information, visit the parks’ website at www.orrville.com or call 330-684-5000. Annual Event – Scene of Fourth of July celebration; week’s festivities begin with a parade, and conclude with one of the largest ﬁreworks displays in the area on Saturday night; rides for children, a ball tournament, food and live music for all to enjoy.
The Orrville Dog Park The Orrville Dog Park opened in November 2011. The dog park is located on Ella Street. Parking is available in the City parking lot. This project was funded through a grant from the Ohio NatureWorks program. A few things to remember: There are two separate fenced areas; one for dogs over 30 pounds, and one for dogs under 30 pounds. Dog owners are responsible for picking up after your dog and properly disposing of trash and waste. Doggie waste stations are located in the fenced entrance way. The dog park is open from dawn to dusk daily.
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Orr Park Walking Trail & Wetlands Complex Location – N. Ella St. Amenities – 28-acre park purchased by the city for recreational use; bridge; several walking loops; pond, both aesthetically pleasing and an educational tool for local high school students; hill used for sled riding.
Bever Street Park Location – End of Bever and Sassafras streets Amenities – Contains playground equipment; future development plans include a pavilion, ball and soccer ﬁelds and a walking trail.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
IN TODAY’S NEWS
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Other Parks Smaller city parks are located near North Mill St. and near W. Church St.