Recreation Center

The Massillon Recreation Center or ‘Rec’ located at 505 Erie Street N was made a reality with the passage of a 3/10 of 1% income tax levy that was in 1995 to help expand the Parks and Recreation system. The Recreation Center, approximately 69,000 square feet, is situated in the heart of downtown in close proximity to the Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail.

Massillon Recreation Center


day pass

*If you purchase a day pass you may leave and come back during that same day as long as you have the day pass with you.

Aquatics Center

The Aquatics area features 4 bodies of water; a two-lane lap pool, a lazy river, a multi-purpose/splash down pool, a dry sauna, and a kiddie play pool. Two, 19 feet high, water slides also adds to the fun!

October Pool Schedule

Please refer to the Rules/Regulations Page for a complete list of Facility Policies.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Room in our north wing addition features treadmills, bikes, steppers, cross trainers, as well as resistance equipment and a free weight area.

Indoor Track

The indoor track is adjacent to the exercise area and located above the perimeter of the gymnasium. There are three lanes with a mondo-cushion surface. Twelve laps around the track equals one mile.

Recreation Center Rentals

The Massillon Recreation Center’s Community & Multi-purpose Rooms are the perfect place for your next party, special event, meeting and more!

Rental Information

Child Watch Room

Located in the North Wing addition, this room provides parents with an opportunity to exercise or participate in a program without the worry of finding a sitter. This space will also serve as the home for many pre-school programs offered year round. Please call for more details on ages and time limits.


The gymnasium area features two high school size regulation maple hardwood floor basketball courts. The gym has the ability to be divided into four junior full court areas for basketball or four regulation courts for volleyball.

October Gym Schedule

Locker Rooms

The ‘Rec’ features handicap accessible locker rooms for men and women. Locker rooms are equipped with plenty of locker space, changing areas, and showers. Family locker rooms are also available for those in need.

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trailhead

This facility serves as the downtown trailhead for the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath. We expect thousands of visitors every year as they make their trips along this north/south multipurpose trail. Eventually, this trail will extend from Cleveland to New Philadelphia. Stop by for a quick break or stay and recreate with us! Our large lobby and vending area is open for public use.

Party Packages

Party packages are offered for children age 4-17. The package includes a room rental and access to the Aquatics Center. Give the front desk a call at 330-832-1621 for more information and availability

All Night Program

Are you looking for fun, safe activities for the tweens, teens, adults and families of your church, school or group? Why not consider an “All Night” or “Lock-in” event at the Massillon Recreation Center? We’ll provide a state of the art facility for your program or event! Great for after prom, senior all-nighters, retreats, special event and workshops. Reservation includes the use of the Aquatic Center for open swimming with lazy river, water slides, gymnasium for open volleyball and basketball, and community room with kitchen.

Child Watch Information

Age: 1 and steadily walking – 8 years only.
Time Limit: 1 ½ hour maximum


M-F | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
M-TH | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat. | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hours & days are subject to change, please call to confirm.

Free to Recreation Center annual members!
3-month members | $2.00 per visit
Non-members | $3.00 per visit

Recreation Center Building Hours:

M-TH | 5:30am – 10:00pm
F | 5:30am – 8:00pm
Sat. | 8:00am – 8:00pm*
(*Closes at 6:00pm June 1 – August 31)
Sun. | Noon – 6:00pm

Closed for the Holiday:
New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4th,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Days Closed at Noon:
Memorial Day, Christmas Eve

Closes at 4:00pm:
New Year’s Eve

Days Closed at 4:30pm:
Massillon/McKinley Parade

Recreation Center Layout