Bath Baseball Park
OPRA Park Award 2005
In 1998, Bath Township acquired 26.5 acres for Bath Baseball Park.
Eight fields, restrooms, picnic area, playground, and parking are complete.
The trailhead connects Kniss Nature Park (MetroParks) in Richfield from the north to Firestone Trace on the south and east side.
For regulation use of any of the baseball diamonds, prior permission must be obtained.
A schedule shall be submitted, along with a copy of the team's or club's insurance, prior to playing on these fields.
Submission of this information and requests can be made by contacting the Bath Park Director at 330.666.4007.
Bath Community ParkThe Bath Community Park is Bath's oldest park. It was founded in 1968 and is located at 1615 North Cleveland-Massillon Road.
In November of 2015, the Board of Trustees officially changed the name from Bath Community Activity Center to Bath Communtiy Park.
This 41 acre park is diverse in use by nature and recreational purposes.
Summer Tennis Lessons
(Available at the Bath Community Park)
For more information, contact:
Towpath Tennis Center
Garden Layout Map of the plantings at the Bath Community Park Plant Care and Butterfly/Caterpillar Identification, Butterfly-Hummingbird Garden at the Bath Community Park
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Located at the Bath Community Park are:
- A picnic shelter
- Several picnic areas spread throughout the park- including the "Lookout Picnic Grove"
- There are twelve (12) acres of heavily wooded land with a figure eight trail for hiking and walking. The park has a connecting trail from east to west.
- Four (4) tennis courts
- Two (2) 180' x 330' soccer fields
- Two (2) volleyball courts
- Two (2) regulation sized horseshoe pit courts
- One (1) basketball court
- One (1) football/lacrosse/rugby field (measuring 160' x 360')
Bath Hill ParkThis sixteen-acre parcel known as Bath Hill Park is accessed off Revere Road. This park has two tennis courts, ½ basketball court, activity field, playground, picnic area, restrooms and parking. Additional plans include landscaping and perimeter walk. Read More
Bath Nature Preserve
Garden Bowl Restoration - 319 Grant
OPRA Park Award 2006
2009 Bath Creek Restoration Project and Celebration
In 1997 and 1998, the 404-acre Bath Nature Preserve was purchased. It is a parcel of land consisting of several environmental habitats--wetlands, woodlands, riparian, and old-field habitats.
The Bath Nature Preserve has an entrance on Hickory Farm Lane at 4160 Ira Road. The trailhead was completed in July 2001. It provides parking for twenty cars and six vehicles with horse trailers, a one-stall handicapped accessible restroom, hitching post, bike rack, information kiosk and picnic area.
Currently the township has an agreement with the University of Akron for them to use the property for research and study.
In the Bath Nature Preserve the multi-use North Fork Trail (hike and bike) provides access to the public in a way that allows for an experience of varied habitat and terrain while protecting the sensitive and unique areas. This trail not only provides daily access but also provides an education experience. There are also nature and equestrian trails. Sensitive and unique areas remain as is with limited intervention and minimal access to maintain ecological integrity in wetlands and woodlands. The prairie, scrub/shrub, wetland meadows and forest require active management to re-establish integrity and health. These sensitive areas are protected by minimizing access.
The University of Akron and Bath Township Field Station (click here for more info)
The Observatory is located at the Bath Nature Preserve and run by the Summit County Astronomy Club. To view the Obersatory hours, visit meetup.com/Summit-County-Astronomy-meetup