Central Park

Now OPEN!Community Hall

Green's newest park -- Central Park -- is NOW OPEN.  The nearly 8.5-acre park is located adjacent to the Green Intermediate School and Central Administration Building. 

Park Info:

Total Acres: 8.11Splash Pad
Total Construction Cost: $5.3 million
Completion Date:  July 9, 2016
Location:   1795 Steese Road.  On Steese Road, nestled between the Central Administration Building, Green Intermediate School and the Retirement Residence of Green.
Purpose:  Central Park was designed in the heart of Green to create a hub or gathering place reminiscent of communities with historic downtowns.   Grand opening event

Amenities/Park Features:
  • One-mile asphalt walking trail
  • Community Hall: 5,700 S.F.  
  • Restroom and concession building: 1,110 S.F.
  • Amphitheater with occupancy for 500 (350 concrete seating/150 lawn area)
  • Splash Pad area to accommodate up to 100 kids
  • Splash Pad hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting
  • Playground for all ages
  • Farmers’ Market Plaza: 4,800 S.F. (Upper) / 3,925 S.F. (Lower)
  • Seasonal ice skating  rink (2,375 S.F.)  to accommodate up to 47 people
  • Parking lots: 81 new parking spaces:  Steese Road Parking Lot: 63 spaces (3 handicap);  Farmers’ Market: 18 spaces (1 handicap)
  • Three ponds (total of 2.07 acres)
   Project Timeline: 

2011

  • In the fall of 2011, City Council authorized the City to update the City's Long Range Land Use Plan and Massillon Road Corridor Plan. A Steering Committee was formed and they spent the last three months of 2011 and the early part of 2012 studying the Massillon Road Corridor from both a transportation and land use prospective. The Steering Committee identified this area as an ideal location for a community park.

2012 

  • The City began to acquire land near the Central Administration Building in the fall of 2012 to provide the necessary space to create a community park. 

2013

  • In 2013, an initial concept plan was prepared  to help drive the conversation about creating this space. In the fall of 2013, a Central Park Steering Committee was formed and met to work with the project's design firm, OHM Advisors.

2014

  • During the Mayor's State of the City Address in January 2014, he presented plans for Central Park.  Public input was gathered via informational meetings and a community survey in the spring of 2014.
  • Final construction plans were completed in the fall of 2014.  

2015

 

 

  • Central Park Overview
  • Grand opening event
  • Grand opening event
  • Splash Pad
  • Community Hall
  • Outdoor Theatre
  • Playground
  • Paving walking path
  • Grand opening event