Parks & Recreation

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The Pride of Fairborn


The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division's mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Fairborn through the availability of recreational and cultural opportunities as well as to proactively operate and maintain City-owned buildings, grounds, and cemeteries.

Specific Functions


Parks & Recreation


  • Communicate and cooperate with the County and other communities' recreation departments
  • Coordinate and assist with all sports league usage; coordinate park reservations and approval for any special events
  • Coordinate and present concerts and special recreation events in the Summer Park Series
  • Coordinate park system volunteers
  • Determine the appropriate development and use of the 20 City parks and nature areas
  • Provide research and planning for continued development of recreational and cultural opportunities
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Plant Maintenance


  • Assist and provide maintenance support for the annual special events
  • Landscaping, irrigation, mowing, and trimming of all grounds
  • Maintenance and preparation of all sports fields, courts, playgrounds, exercise areas, shelters, and other service facilities
  • Responsible for appropriate physical upkeep and improvements of all City-owned property including the Government Center, Library, four Fire Stations, and other auxiliary buildings

Cemetery Operations


  • Maintain Cost, Highview, and Hall cemeteries
  • Operate Fairfield Cemetery to provide for the purchase of cemetery plots, the opening, closing, and maintenance of grave sites, pouring forms for monuments, and to provide indigent burials
  • Own and maintain Fairfield Cemetery