Parks & Recreation

Please see below for COVID19-related updates. NOTE: The Boathouse at Sunny lake is currently closed until further notice. Boat rental is not available. Fishing licenses are required and available for catch and release only fishing in Aurora lakes: click on Register Online above and follow the instructions. Non-motorized and electric motor watercraft are allowed in Sunny Lake at your own risk. There is NO SWIMMING in City of Aurora lakes. Please practice social distancing and follow state and federal health guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

Contact us at 330-562-4333 for further information. 

Parks & Recreation

Aurora Parks and Recreation Department

COVID-19 UPDATE as of June 12, 2020


  •  Parks are open! Please follow these guidelines in all public areas:
    •  Do not gather in groups of more than 10 people
    •  Minimum 6’ social distancing
    •  Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
    •  Stay home if you are not feeling well
    •  Cover coughs or sneezes
    •  No shaking hands
    •  Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when near others (recommended).
  • Playgrounds, skate park, dog park, and community garden are open. Please follow guidelines at all locations. 
  • Athletic fields are open for groups less than 10 and for leagues. Additional guidelines are posted at each field.  Click Here for State Guidelines - Others may apply
  •  Shelters are open for groups of no more than 10 as long as guidelines are followed.
  •  The following cancellations/closures are in effect through July 1, 2020 according to ODH Order: 
    • All Walker Building activities
    •  Sunny Lake Park Boathouse
    •  Senior program trips
    •  Community Events
    •  Summer Community Education classes and camps
    •  Summer sports camps
  •  Access to the Walker Building remains limited to staff: call 330-562-4333 or email

 We will update and our Facebook page as more information becomes available

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 About the Department

The mission of Aurora Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich individuals of the community by providing a wide range of recreational programs and clean, safe parks. The department shall also endeavor to preserve the cultural, historical and environmental resources of the City of Aurora. Parks and Recreation creates community through people, parks, and programs. We focus on:
  • Facilitating community problem solving
  • Fostering human development
  • Increasing cultural unity
  • Promoting health and wellness
  • Protecting environmental resources
  • Providing recreational experiences
  • Strengthening community image and sense of place
  • Strengthening safety and security
  • Supporting economic development

Field & Events Hotline
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