Parks & Recreation


SUNNY LAKE DAM UPDATE: 12/11/2020

The paved walking path at Sunny Lake Park has been REOPENED. The dam has been stabilized to ODNR satisfaction. Call 330-562-4333 with questions. Please continue to be cautious, and remember that ALL DOGS MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES on City property. 

COVID19 UPDATE: 12/2020

SOCIAL DISTANCE - WEAR MASKS - BE SAFE

Public restrooms are currently CLOSED to keep our staff and visitors safe. Please plan accordingly.

Please see the link above 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. 



 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

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