You can always count on the Massillon Parks & Recreation Department to do our very best to serve the recreation and leisure needs of the Massillon residents. The Department offers programs annually to citizens of all ages and abilities. Programs offered include pre-school, parent/child, youth, teen/adult and senior adult programs, sports, aquatics, special events, fitness and wellness programs. Programs are conducted within our parks, local schools and recreation buildings.


Your child will receive the quality and consistent Swim Lesson instruction from certified instructors. When choosing a class for your child it is important to looks at both age and skill level. Proper placement in our swimming lesson program can lead to a lifelong love of the water.

Fitness & Wellness Classes

Massillon Parks and Recreation offers a comprehensive fitness and wellness program that is committed to providing the Massillon community access to resources, information, classes and tools for improving individual quality of life. Our programs will teach you skills and build on those you have already established. Take advantage of special classes, clinics, and workshops and find out how much FUN fitness and good health can be!


The Massillon Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of youth and adult sports leagues and instructional classes through the year for all ages and ability levels from recreation to competitive. Participation in sports can reduce risk of stress related diseases, increase self-esteem and create a balance between work or school and play.


The Massillon Parks and Recreation Department recognizes the importance of physical education as part of a well-rounded education. Homeschool swim lessons are designed to fulfill that needed requirement.   Homeschool instructors as positive role models and are committed to offering safe, healthy and fun-filled activities for the participant.