Recreation Center

The Massillon Recreation Center located at 505 Erie Street North 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

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Recreation Center Building Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 5:30am – 10:00pm
(Closes at 9:00pm – August 31)
Fri. 5:30am – 8:00pm
Sat. 8:00am – 8:00pm
(Closes at 6:00pm June 1 – August 31)
Sun. 12Noon – 6:00pm

Days Closed
New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4th,
Last Week of August, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Days Closed at Noon
Memorial Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Days Closed at 4:30pm
Massillon/McKinley Parade


The Massillon Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the added benefit of adult group fitness classes with any Recreation Center membership or day pass.   This means that any individual (age 14+) who purchases entry into the Massillon Recreation Center, through Membership or Day Pass, will be able to attend adult group fitness classes without any additional cost!

Now, Day Pass users, 3 Month and Annual Membership patrons will all have the ability to enjoy the benefit of attending a Group Fitness Class as part of an Active Healthy Life!

Monthly Fitness Schedule

Aquatics Center

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

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


Our Aquatics center hours have changed to the following, effective: 

  • MARCH 23 – 29, 2015 Closed from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm daily
  • MARCH 30 – APRIL 5, 2015 (Spring Break) Open all day
  • APRIL 6, 2015 until further notice closed DAILY 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your continued patronage!


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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 3 lanes with a mondo-cushion surface. Twelve times around the track equals one-mile.

Multipurpose Rooms

These spaces, located on the first and second floor, serves as major program areas for activities such as aerobics, line dancing, special events, etc.

Community Rooms

Available for rental during non-programmed times, this multipurpose space is the home for many recreation programs. A re-tractable soundproof center wall quickly separates this space into two rooms. An attached warming kitchen will serve your catering needs.

Child Watch Information

Located in the North Wing addition, this room provides parents with an opportunity to exercise or participate in programs without the worry of finding a sitter.

Age: 1 and steadily walking – 8 years only.
Time Limit: 1 ½ hour maximum
Day(s): Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

*Hours & Days are subject to change, please verify prior to use.

Free to Recreation Center Annual Members
$2.50 per visit for 3-month members
$3.00 per visit for non-members


The Gymnasium area features two high school size regulation maple hardwood floor basketball courts. The gym has the ability to be divided into 4 junior full court areas for basketball or 4 regulation courts for volleyball. Other activities that will take place include aerobics, badminton, etc. A stationary rock climbing wall is a great attraction to those adventure seekers.

Gymnasium Schedule

Locker Rooms

The Center 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. Lockers are available to rent for members. Daily use of lockers is permitted. Locks can be purchased at the front desk or you may provide your own. Please inquire at the Front Desk for more locker information.

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.

Birthday Parties

Birthday party packages are offered for children age 4-17. The package starts at $150.00 for 25 individuals, extra participants can be added for an additional $5.00 each.  Contact the Massillon Recreation Center at 330-832-1621 for more information.  Birthday Party Flyer

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” event at the Massillon Recreation Center. We’ll provide a state-of the art facility for your program or event. All rentals require a 3 hour minimum time block that includes set up and clean up time. Great for After Proms, senior all-nighters, retreats, special event and workshops.  Reservation includes the use of the Aquatic area for open swimming with Lazy River and Water Slides, Gymnasium for open volleyball and basketball, and community room with kitchen.

Recreation Center Rental

The Massillon Recreation Center’s Community Banquet Rooms are the perfect place for your next party, special event, shower, wedding or rehearsal dinner.

Rental Fee Schedule