Copley Community Park
On May 15, 2020, Governor DeWine lifted the Stay Safe Ohio Order and replaced it with Responsible RestartOhio program. This program allowed Baseball, Softball, and Batting Cages to reopen for play but set forth Mandatory guidelines and Recommended Best Practices to be followed to be in compliance. The Township Trustees reopened the sports fields at Copley Community Park and, in cooperation with the Copley Athletic Association (CAA), created rules based on the program guidelines for the teams and attendees. The pavilions have been opened and users must comply with current Ohio Dept. of Health Responsible RestartOhio mandates and guidelines. No groups larger than 10. Maintain 6’ social distance. Masks recommended. The playgrounds have also been opened but users play at their own risk. Signs have been posted at both areas reminding users to stay safe. We appreciate your cooperation.
Copley Community Park is an 80-acre facility located at 3232 Copley Road about 3/4 mile east of Copley Circle. It was made possible with the donation of land from Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) to Copley Township and a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources natureWORKS program. The park opened in 2003 and has become a favorite spot for visitors to enjoy the outdoors. It is open every day of the year from 7am to dusk. There are three rentable pavilions that accommodate 80 people each, two baseball/softball fields, four soccer fields, two playground areas, a sled-riding hill, and an ice skating pond. There is over a mile of paved walking trails that wind through the grounds and a small length of unpaved path that leads through the woods. The trails border wetland areas where visitors can see Mother Nature at work with all kinds of different flora and fauna and the retention pond is home to different aquatic animals and plants (no swimming or fishing please).
Halloween in the Park - held the Saturday before Halloween that provides a safe Halloween experience for kids. There is light refreshments, a DJ, hay rides, pumpkin painting, and other fun activities and games to keep the kids busy. There is also a trick-or-treat trail so there is plenty of Halloween candy.
Winterfest Festival - held the last Saturday in January and is totally weather dependent. Some activities include an ice sculptor, dog sled demonstration, a scavenger hunt trail, ice skating, sled riding, bon fires to keep your toes warm and to roast marshmallows, and light refreshments.
Sundays at the Park - In 2017 the Copley Circle Advisory Board (CCAB) began to provide the community with a wider range of events and activities called "Sundays at the Park". Events included a Farmer’s Market held on the second Sunday of each month, Bike the Trails event that allowed bicycle riders the chance to ride their bikes on the walking trails that is otherwise not allowed, Tai Chi classes, and Chalk Art Festival for the kids. More events are planned for the future.
If you haven’t visited the park yet you don’t know what you’re missing.