Parks Division

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PlaygroundThe Parks Division is responsible for developing, operating and maintaining the City’s park and recreation system, which enriches the quality of life for our residents and visitors alike, and to maintain the system for future generations.

The Parks Division is responsible for:

  • Cutting and maintaining the grass within the City’s parks
  • Maintaining the City’s baseball, football and soccer fields
  • Maintaining all playground equipment
  • Maintaining the shelters located in the parks


The shelters within the City’s parks can be rented free of charge by City residents, but you must have a reservation. Reservations are booked on a first come basis. To book your reservation, please contact the Parks Lead Worker, Mr. Tim Haney, at (937) 746-8673.


The athletic fields at the City’s parks can be rented by groups or individuals for a fee. To schedule the use of the fields for athletic events, please contact the Parks Lead Worker, Mr. Tim Haney, at (937) 746-8673.


The Pool located in Community Park is a joint venture between the City and Franklin Township. The pool typically is open every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day, except in cases of inclement weather. Season passes for individuals and families are available at special rates for City and Township residents. Daily admission is also available at the gate. The pool can be rented after hours for pool parties, and the shelter at the pool is available for rental during pool hours. To inquire about season passes or facility rentals and fees, please contact Pool Staff during the season at (937) 746-2944.

***Due to the various restrictions and regulations resulting from COVID-19 Franklin Community Pool is scheduled to open for the 2021 Season***

For questions or concerns regarding the City’s park and recreation system, please contact Tim Haney at (937) 746-8673 or the Public Works Department at (937) 746-5001.

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