Parks & Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure-time activities for all age groups. The Department also is responsible for maintaining just over 100 acres of park land which include nine parks, the soccer complex, 16 baseball/softball fields and many other park facilities. Additional areas of responsibility include the urban forestry program, assisting the Street Department in clearing snow from our streets, maintaining all City buildings and cutting grass on City property and the publication of the quarterly city newsletter.  If you have questions or concerns you may contact us at

For information on various Parks & Recreation activities and offerings -
check out one of these sites:

Facility Reservations
Senior Citizen / Community Center
Program and Course Offerings
Public Library
Sports Activities
Park Facilities and Shelters

Programs and Courses

The Parks & Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure-time activities for all age groups.  Programs are developed and offered based on requests made by citizens.  Instructors are highly qualified in their area(s).   

A quarterly newsletter is published, which provides detailed information regarding program offerings.   This newsletter is published in March, June, September and December. 

55 Alive Driving Senior Citizen
Health Screening
Stress Management - "Preventing Burnout" Photography
Basket Weaving Quilting Miniatures Crochet
Valentine Candy Bouquet Financial Investing Intro to Computers Microsoft Excel
Sign Language GED Boating Safety Pet First Aid
Volleyball Aerobics Karate Adult Soccer
Self Defense for Women Fit, Firm, and Fun Clogging Babysitter Training
Cartoon Capers Silly Snowmen Valentine Fun St. Patrick's Day Party
Dance Moves for the Disabled Creative Movements Jazz Dancing TWIGS Gymnastics

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Facility Reservations

There are two meeting rooms available for reservation by non-profit organizations at the West Carrollton Civic Center located at 300 East Central Avenue.    There is no fee for the use of these rooms.

Commission Meeting Room
(15-20 persons)

Community Meeting Room
(50-60 persons)

Senior Citizen / Community Center

The Center is available for rentals on Friday evenings (4 pm-10 pm) and Sundays (noon-10 pm).  It is located at 10 East Central Avenue (corner of Elm & Central).  It has a capacity for 75 persons (seated).  There is a $50 deposit and fee due at the time of reservation which must be made in person.

Resident    $25 fee
Non Resident   $50 fee

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Public Library

The West Carrollton Branch of the Dayton-Montgomery County Public Library is located at the Civic Center.

Library Hours
Monday-Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The West Carrollton Preschool is held in the Senior Citizen / Community Center located at 10 East Central Avenue.  The Preschool is evaluated and approved by the Ohio Department of Education.  There is a $25 registration fee.  The school operates September through May.

Preschool Classses

2 Days per Week

3 Days per Week

Tuesdays & Thursdays Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
9:15 - 11:30 a.m. 9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
$50 per month $65 per month
Class sizes are limited to nineteen (19) children.
Contact the Parks & Recreation Department for enrollment information.

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Sports for Adults & Youth

The West Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of sporting activities for area citizens.

Adult activities range from softball to volleyball ... tennis to golf ... and soccer.
Softball Leagues are held in the summer (May-July) and fall (August-October)
Volleyball Leagues are held in the winter (January-March).

Youth activities include Little League, soccer, basketball, football and swim team.  The youth programs are operated by independently run organizations.    The Parks & Recreation Department assists them with their facility use.

Moraine-West Carrollton Little League 643-9144
West Carrollton Soccer Association 428-9755
West Carrollton Basketball Association 268-6091
Wee Pirate Football 847-9553
WAVES Swim Team 436-4676

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Park Facilities and Shelters

Shelter Reservations are accepted for West Carrollton's Parks.

Dates available for reservations are March 1 - September 30. 
The following parks have shelters available for reservations:
Wilson Park (4)
Weidner Park (1)
Hintermeister Park (1)
Leiwig Park (1)
For information on the park facilities and location see the descriptions below.

Wilson Park

Located at the corner of Wilson Park Drive and South Elm Street, this is the city’s largest municipal park. There are nine different picnic sites, four of which are sheltered. There are also three lighted tennis courts, two playground areas with playground equipment, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, one mile hard-surface pedestrian pathway, and park benches. There is ample parking for 272 cars.

The Wilson Park Swimming Pool is located within the park and was completely enhanced and renovated in 1997. Access to the pool's parking lot is off South Elm Street just south of Wilson Park Drive. Many visitors to the pool appreciate its park setting. The pool boasts a zero-depth entry,  a contoured step area, a shallow water play area, expanded grassy sunbathing area, a fenced wading pool for toddlers, a "rain drop" fountain, a "jet spray" wall, two picnic shelters, a 25-meter, 8 lane racing tank, a diving well with three diving boards, a new concession area and bath house. The concession area is available to park visitors without having to enter the pool area.

Donnington Park

This park is located at the end of Donnington Drive.  It features a half- basketball court, a play equipment area, swings, and spring riders. This park also has open play areas and trees.

Friend Park

This park is located on the Squire Street cul-de-sac and is bound on the west by the Great Miami River. Friend Park offers an open play area, swings, a  play equipment area , and a half- basketball court. In addition, the River Bikeway travels through this park.

Leiwig Park

Located just off of Lindbergh Boulevard, this park was renamed in honor of the late Carol "Bud" Leiwig, a former City Councilmember. This neighborhood park offers open, active and passive recreation. There is a  a backstop, a lighted full basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and play equipment.  The park is located in a lightly wooded area. Visitors can enjoy a picnic shelter that can hold up to 40 guests.

Hintermeister Park

Located at the top of the hill on Mayrose Drive just off Gibbons Road, this park was named in honor of the late Al Hintermeister, former mayor of the City of West Carrollton. Visitors to this park will enjoy a natural wooded setting while gathering under a picnic shelter which can hold up to 50 guests. Playground equipment and trails entice fun and good times at this neighborhood park. Also available at the park is a restroom, a full basketball court, a play equipment area, and a wood chip walking path.

Weidner Park

Located on Central Avenue just east of Locust Street, on the grounds of the Civic Center, this "hometown" park welcomes visitors as they drive through West Carrollton.  The shelter can hold up to approximately 50 guests and has a bathroom attached. A variety of activities are afforded by the playground equipment, recently resurfaced basketball and tennis courts, and lighted baseball diamond.  This park is the site of the annual West Carrollton Hometown Days Festival.

Lake Forest Park

Located at the east end of Lake Forest Drive, this park is in a serene residential subdivision. The park provides open space, trees, play equipment, swing set, small slide, and spring riders.

Grantwood Park

This neighborhood park is located on Grantwood Drive. The park has a backstop, open play area, play equipment, swings, a full basketball court, and a picnic shelter.

Soccer Complex

This facility was constructed in 1991 and is located on Hydraulic Road, just off Miami Avenue. The soccer complex is home to the numerous adult and youth soccer teams organized the West Carrollton Soccer Association and the West Carrollton Soccer Club. A concession area, playground, and a large picnic shelter are available for participating teams and spectators to enjoy. The West Carrollton Soccer Complex is the sight of the annual Soccer Blast, which attracts 170 teams from surrounding areas.

Harmon Field

This facility is located at the intersection of North Elm Street and Home Avenue. On one side of Elm Street is a fenced tot lot, swings, other play equipment, and a half-basketball court. Across the street, the park contains a lighted football field, a lighted baseball field, two unlighted baseball fields, a concession/restroom building, and a storage/press box building.

Schnell Complex

Located behind Schnell Elementary School, this complex consists of four softball fields and a picnic shelter.  Thes fields are home to the Parks & Recreation Department adult softball leagues.



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