During the warmer months, the sounds of splashing can be heard from the Dover City Pool that overlooks miles of walking trails, a professional Disc Golf course, eight baseball/softball fields, eight tennis courts and two full-size basketball courts. The smell of cookouts fill the air as families regularly gather at one of the many pavilions located throughout the park.
During autumn, the leaves on the trees explode with color, making it one of the most popular places in the area to take a walk or go for a bike ride. When snow comes to the Tuscarawas Valley, children of all ages can be found whizzing down Deis Hill on their sleds.
Memorial Hall serves as a year-round multi-purpose facility located near downtown. The hall offers a full-size basketball court, as well as a large gathering hall with a kitchen. It also houses the offices of the Parks and Recreation Department.
If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to inquire about any of our recreational facilities or activities, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at
If you have questions or would like to report a problem about Parks and Recreation, call Director of Parks, Recreation and Shade Tree Services Scott Jerles at (330) 343-0731. Scott Jerles also serves as Shade Tree Director.
You may also contact the Parks & Recreation Department by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City Pool
New this year are punch-cards for the Dover City Pool. Cost for punch cards is $20 and are good for 12 visits to the pool. Punch cards can be purchased at the pool.
The city pool opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day. Admission is $2 per person. Admission for children 5-years-old and seniors 60 years and older is free. Pool hours are Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Swimming pool party rental availability begins around the third weekend of June and continues through about the second weekend of August. The pool can be rented for any day throughout the season between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Cost is $80. Rental reservations are accepted beginning the Monday before Memorial Day at 7:30 a.m. Line forms at the front door of Memorial Hall, 410 N. Wooster Ave., Dover. Availability is based on first-come, first-serve.
- Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall serves as a community gymnasium and conference center. Throughout the year, Memorial Hall is the host of city sports leagues, banquets, public meetings and sport sign-up events as well as the home of our Parks and Recreation office. It also is available to be rented to the public.
Memorial Hall also can be rented for basketball and volleyball for $25 per 90 minutes. The building has a dining room, which includes use of the kitchen that can be rented for $100.00 for the first two hours of the party and $35.00 for each additional hour. At Memorial Hall, alcohol can be served but not sold, with an additional cost of $125.00 for a police officer for security. A $75.00 deposit is required which is refunded if there is no damage to the building. The dining room can hold 200 people with tables and chairs that can be used at no cost.
Memorial Hall is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m, except for holidays, and is located at 410 N. Wooster Avenue. Call (330) 343-0731 for more information about use of the facility.
- Disc Golf
Voted the top disc golf course in Ohio by the Professional Disc Golf Association, Dover City Park’s Disc Golf course gives you a workout and tests your skills at one of America’s favorite sports. The course is equipped with official PDGA baskets and new cement tee boxes. With holes named the “Crater Crank” the course offers three tee boxes on each hole that cater to the beginner and expert.
- Picnic Shelters
There are six picnic shelters located in Dover City Park. Each shelter has a charcoal grill to make cookouts a breeze.
The four shelters located on Deis Hill can be reserved from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Cost is $15 for half of a shelter, which seats about 50 people, or a whole shelter for $25.00, which seats about 100 people. Shelter reservations can be made beginning on the first working day in January of each year at 7:30 a.m. at the front door of Memorial Hall, 410 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, Ohio. Shelters by Dover City Pool are first-come, first-serve.
My company transferred me here in
1988, and we love it so much,
we never plan to leave.
Bob Murphy, with his wife,
Sally, and son, Jacob