Parks and Recreation Commission


  • 4:30 pm
  • 4th Tuesday of every month
  • 1615 Stadium Park Drive
    Canton, OH 44718


  • JR Rinaldi, President
    Term Expires December 31, 2024
  • Fonda Williams, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2025
  • Joseph Gerzina, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2023

Membership Requirements

Members must be residents of the City.

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor. Council confirmation is not required.


The Board of Park Commissioners controls and manages the Canton City Parks and Recreation, children's playgrounds and public baths, and all improvements, acquisitions, construction, repairs, and the maintenance thereof.

Term Length

Three years


Members serve without compensation.


Ohio Revised Code 755.January 2011