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City of London

Parks & Recreation Department

Director- Landon McKenzie

20 S. Walnut Street, Suite 107

London, Ohio 43140

Office - 740-852-4462

The availability of city parks and recreational activities is a vital part of the health

and happiness of our community!  The mission of the City of London Parks and Recreation Department is to preserve, manage, and enhance public

lands and natural resources and to develop programs  for recreation and learning.  

We are proud to provide the community a wide variety of recreational programming

and services. The department continues to revise and expand program offerings in response to the needs and interests of the residents of London. 


The city maintain four community parks and public lands that cover 143 acres. The community parks offer facilities for activities including basketball, softball, skate boarding, swimming and other fitness activities.

  • Along with newly renovated, accessible and inclusive playground equipment, Cowling Park located in downtown London, offers a gazebo and shelter house.  Both are available to rent on an hourly basis.

  • The Park Avenue basketball and skate park is a popular place for youth to gather.

  • Merri-Mac Park located south of downtown is home to several baseball fields and host adult softball leagues throughout the summer.  The park is also home to our Community Gardens that are available for rent starting in May.

  • The Dog Park also known as the "Yelp Yard" is our newest addition and caters to both small and large dogs.  Sizes are separated into 2 groups and have shelter and water and plenty of room to run and play.


London Municipal Pool

205 Park Avenue 

London, Ohio 43140

Office - 740-852-9051

The London Municipal Pool is located at 205 Park Avenue in London. The aquatic facility was built in 1939, and includes a main swimming pool, diving well, baby pool, handicapped pool, and an adults only racing pool. In 2020, a new Splash Pad was added to the facility.

The water is clean, the staff is friendly and the patrons are great! We offer 5 pools and a splash pad and can accommodate any age group that visits our facility.

The pool will open for the season

May 27th, 2023.

Daily admission is currently $5 per person and $3 per person  after 5pm.  

For more information, please click the "Pool Information" button above.

Halloween at the park, come and take pictures of your little ones, click HERE for more information.

For information about the upcoming, youth, basketball league, click HERE

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