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Parks Commission


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 maintenance thereof.

Meeting Times

The Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM at our offices at 1414 Market Ave North.

Appointment Process

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

Current Members

Parks Commission Board Members Seat Designation Term Expires
JR Rinaldi President 12/31/2021
Maureen Austin Mayor Appointee 12/31/2019
Joseph Gerzina
Mayor Appointee 12/31/2020

Membership Requirements

Members must be residents of the City.

Term Length

Three (3) years


Members serve without compensation.


Ohio Revised Code 755.01-.11

If you would like to apply to serve on this commission or recommend someone to serve, please send or fax a resume and cover letter to:

Office of Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei
ATTN: Boards and Commissions
218 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH  44702

FAX: 330-489-3282


Last updated 4/8/2016

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