Enjoy the outdoors with Tallmadge Parks & Recreation Department
Summer is finally here, or so we hope it is! As the weather warms up, I encourage you to explore the outdoors in our great city. Whether it's Maca Pool, the Freedom Trail or one of our neighborhood parks, we have more to offer when the weather is warm. We also have a lot of exciting projects going on this summer. The new playground equipment at Lions and Washburn parks should be installed in early June. We are working on a spinning studio renovation at the Rec Center that should be completed by the end of summer. One of the things I'm most excited about is the update to our Parks & Recreation Department master plan. Throughout the process, we will be seeking input from residents and park users like you and I'm looking forward to what you have to share!
Important Concussion Information
Ohio's "Return to Play" Bill goes into effect April 26, 2013. The bill is designed to increase concussion awareness and recognition in parents, coaches, and officials in youth sports programs. All Tallmadge Recreation Department coaches and youth sports leaders will be certified in concussion awareness and recognition. View the Concussion Information for Parents (PDF).
NEW Lindsay's Law Information
A new law went into effect August 1, 2017 called Lindsay’s Law, (Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59). In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
All coaches and parents are required to watch the following video: CLICK HERE
Where can I find more information? Information about Lindsay’s Law can be found: HERE