You can always count on the Massillon Parks & Recreation Department to offer the very best in recreation and leisure programming for Massillon residents and the surrounding communities. The Department offers a wide variety of classes to citizens of all ages and abilities. These include preschool, parent/child, home school, youth, teens, adult, seniors, sports, aquatics, special events, fitness and wellness. Programs are conducted within our parks, local schools and recreation buildings.


The Massillon Recreation Center is an accredited Red Cross affiliate. 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 gym and homeschool swim lessons are designed to fulfill that needed requirement. Homeschool instructors act as positive role models and are committed to offering safe, healthy and fun-filled activities for the participant.


Take time out of your busy schedule to enjoy one or more of the diverse opportunities for Adults offered through Massillon Parks and Recreation. Adults can select from an array of educational, creative or active recreation opportunities. Participating in Parks and Recreation programs will benefit you by reducing stress, improving your health, enabling you to socialize with new and old friends and create lasting memories.