This park offers four baseball diamonds, a large pavilion with picnic tables, a playground, and walking trails. Potable water is not available on the premises.
Three different leauges call Claridon Recreation Park their home fields. They include the Geauga County Police Athletic League (GPAL), Berkshire Rec., and the Amish Leauge. This makes scheduling important. We've authorized GPAL's Thad Bergmeier to manage scheduling of the ballfields. You can contact Mr. Bergmeier via email, ThadBergmeier@Gmail.com
Should you have any further questions, contact Trustee Jonathan Tiber.
Picking up after yourselves is important. Plenty of trash cans are on the premises to encourage this.
As a side note; the land gets turfed once in a while by recreational vehicles. Sometimes it's not intintional. It's simply what happens when certain areas are wet. For this reason, off-road vehicles are strictly prohibited on the grass, fields or trails.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
We do not take reservations for the large pavillion.
We love to see our park used! Enjoy!
THE GENESIS OF RECREATION PARK
Here is the text on the commemerative boulder located at the park. The boulder was dedicated on August 7, 2022 by local businesses. These business are recognized on a sign inside the large pavilion;
IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT to the citizens of Claridon Township for the creation and development of the community-oriented parkland known as Claridon Recreational Park.
In August of 1975, Claridon trustees formed a park committee made up of a group of dedicated Claridonites seeking to provide a community recreational area for the citizens of the township. Chaired by Jean Demko, the committee identified 50 acres on Old State Road owned by the Holt family. The Board of Trustees and the Park Development Committee secured the necessary funding for the purpose of purchasing and development of the project. Through a combination of State, Federal and Township funds, the land was purchased in 1977. Construction began shortly thereafter, and the first practice game was played in 1979. The park was expanded in the spring of 1997 with the purchase of 11 contiguous acres called The Jean Demko Park. This added the soccer field and another ball field. Today, Claridon and the surrounding communities enjoy the many outdoor activities afforded by the park.
Over the years, a long list of local residents deserve our thanks and gratitude for the time they gave freely to bring countless hours of enjoyment to our coummunity, In recognition for their work, time and dedication, this plaque is dedicated to the initial:
Claridon Park Development Committee Claridon Board of Trustees
Jean Demko, Chairwoman Dennis Kellogg
Manville Rose, Vice Chair Ellis Wellman
Robert "Bob" Wilson David Brockway