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Central Park

1795 Steese Road
Green's newest park features nearly 8.5-acres located adjacent to the Green Intermediate School and Central Administration Building, the Central Park Community Hall, home to FreedomFest, an amphitheater, one-mile walking trail and Splash Pad. 


Park Info

  • Total Acres:8.11
  • 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.


Amenities/Park Features

  • Amphitheater with occupancy for 500 (350 concrete seating/150 lawn area)
  • Community Hall: 5,700 SF. Reserve community hall.
  • Gaga ball pit
  • One-mile asphalt walking trail
  • Parking lot access on Steese Road and Town Park Boulevard
  • Playground for all ages
  • Restroom and concession building: 1,110 SF.
  • Splash Pad area to accommodate up to 100 kids
  • Splash Pad open Memorial Day through Labor Day, hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, weather permitting
  • 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

The project was bid in early 2015. Following the initial construction bids, plans were reviewed and revised to reduce cost and the project was rebid in April 2015.
Council approved the construction contract on June 9, 2015, for $5.3 million. See video of June 9, 2015 City Council meeting.

Groundbreaking

Central Park Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on July 9, 2015, at 9 a.m. See the video of Central Park Groundbreaking Ceremony.