Village Parks

The Village of Grafton values its parks and greenspace areas and encourages the community to spend time visiting each one of them. Please see below to learn about some of the requirements that the Village issues for our parks.

All domestic animals brought into the public parks by their owners shall be kept on a leash at all times and under the control of their owners. The owner shall remove all feces left by the animal anywhere in the public parks.

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Bicentennial Park

Memorial Day weekend 2021:

Dedicated on July 1st, 2017, to commentate Grafton’s 200-years of progress.  Bicentennial Park is a town favorite gathering place for downtown walkers rest or meet others.  Nestled next to the intersection of Main and Mechanic Streets, Bicentennial Park has become Grafton’s go-to spot for wedding day and family snapshots… day or night!

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North Park Community Center

On the north side of the village, off of Novak Road is North Park.  Park Main ENTRANCE is 1230 ELM ST, GRAFTON, OH 44044

This park offers a picnic shelter, which can be rented (see below), restrooms, playground equipment, and a basketball court. The community room, which is available for rental, is located in North Park, as well as Fire Station #2. The park entrance is lined with trees honoring loved ones and is known as “Memory Lane”.

There is no guarantee grass and lawn areas will be cut as lawn maintenance is subject to weather and available personnel.

Home of Grafton’s SPLASH STATION!

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The Grafton Community Room and North Park Pavilion are available to rent, rental fees and deposits are:

Community Room – Closing time midnight

Community Room Rules

Resident
$150.00 – 4 hours  (includes refundable deposit of $50.00 if all rules are followed per rule sheet given)
$ 25.00 – Each additional hour
$225.00 – Entire Day (includes refundable deposit of $50.00 if all rules are followed per rule sheet given)

Non-Resident
$200.00 – 4 hours (includes refundable deposit of $50.00 if all rules are followed per rule sheet given)
$ 25.00 – Each additional hour
$300.00 – Entire Day (includes refundable deposit of $50.00 if all rules are followed per rule sheet given)

Effective 1/27/16- The deposit and rent are due in full to secure/rent a date for the the Community Room -Cash or Checks only- Hours to complete rental documents are 8am. to 4:00pm. Mon-Fri at Town Hall 960 Main Street. Rentals cannot be made over the phone. To check available dates call 440-926-2401 opt. 2

COMMUNITY ROOM RULES

The security deposit of $50.00 must be made to reserve the Community Room.  The security deposit will be refunded after an inspection of the Community Room is made and any damage is assessed.  Once found no damage and all clean up rules were followed, the refund check will be issued and mailed to you after the following Council meeting.

 The complete payment for rental must be made 14 days prior to scheduled event.

 If complete payment is not received within 14 days, the reservation will be canceled and the security deposit will not be refunded.

 The Community Room must be cleaned up immediately following your event, within your scheduled time slot.  All trash must be bagged and removed from the premises.

 All tables and chairs must be returned to the racks at the end of your event.

 Lights and equipment must be turned off before vacating the premises.

 READ THIS: Decorations are limited to table decorations only. Decorations are not permitted to be taped, thumb-tacked, or hung from walls or ceiling.

All exterior decorations, including decorations on the Community Room sign, must be removed.  This includes any tape, thumbtacks, string, etc. used to secure the decorations.

You must supply all dishes, utensils, trash bags and floor cleaning solution.

Kitchen equipment may be used.

FLOORS MUST BE SWEPT AND MOPPED BEFORE LEAVING

DO NOT PLUG IN MORE THAN 2 ITEMS PER ELECTRIC OUTLET

 REGULATIONS

You must vacate the premises by 12:00 am. – Midnight.

Maximum occupancy is 120 persons.

You must be 21 years of age to rent the Community Room.

Deposits will be refunded only if cancelled at least 6 weeks prior to event.

Parking is restricted to designated areas only. 

 NO PARKING IN FRONT OF THE FIRE STATION DOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!

 NOTE: In the event that these premises are in any way damaged, trash not removed or left unclean, the deposit will not be refunded and you will be assessed for these damages.

DISCLAIMER:  The rental is non-refundable, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Weather and/or facility conditions, including trash left by others prior do not warrant a refund of rental, NO EXCEPTIONS.  You are renting a publicly owned and funded facility, this rental assures your permitted use, please exhibit a common courtesy to others.  Problems with facility conditions should be reported to Village Administration in a timely manner.  

A Grafton Police Officer will unlock the Community Room for the hours you have it rented

on your contract.  The Police Dept. Cell phone# is  440-926-2261 if needed.

To check available dates or if you have any questions, contact the Mayor’s Secretary at the Village Hall, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm. at 440-926-2401.

North Park Pavilion  

Park Rental Rules

GRAFTON North Park & Willow PARKS

RENTAL RATES: WILLOW PARK OR NORTH PARK

 $25.00 rent per day

$25.00 security deposit

RULES

The security deposit and rent must be paid to reserve a pavilion. The security deposit will be refunded once an inspection of the pavilion is made and any damage is assessed and after the following Council meeting. 

The pavilion must be cleaned up immediately following your event, within your scheduled time slot.  All trash must be bagged and removed from the premises. 

All decorations, including decorations on the park sign, must be removed.  This includes any tape, thumb-tacks, string, etc. used to secure the decorations.

 You must supply all food, beverage, dishes, utensils and grills needed for your event.

 There will be no electricity supplied.

REGULATIONS

 You must be 21 years of age to rent a pavilion.

 Parking is restricted to designated areas only.

 The rental amount will not be refunded if event is cancelled. The deposit will only be refunded if cancellation is received 1 week prior to your event.

 NOTE: In the event that these premises are in any way damaged, trash not removed or left unclean, the deposit will not be refunded and you will be assessed for these damages.

DISCLAIMER:  The rental is non-refundable, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Weather and/or facility conditions, including trash left by others prior do not warrant a refund of rental, NO EXCEPTIONS.  You are renting a publicly owned and funded facility, this rental assures your permitted use, please exhibit a common courtesy to others.  Problems with facility conditions should be reported to Village Administration in a timely manner.  

  All parks close at dusk

 To reserve and/or pay for a rental, contact the Mayor’s Secretary at the Village Hall  

                 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. at 440-926-2401.

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Willow Park

Willow Park 1

Willow Park is located on Main Street at the southeast corner of the village.

The park has two picnic shelters, which can be rented, restrooms, playground equipment as well as a baseball diamond.

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Park Rules

Willow Park Pavilion Rentals 

WILLOW PARK CONCERT & STAGE VENUE

Constructed in 2019 for Special Village Sponsored Concert Events

Currently not available for rental

2022 RENTAL RATES & AVAILABLE DATES to be announced Fall of 2021

Park Rental Rules

The Willow Park Pavilions are available to rent, both the rental fee of $25.00 per-pavilion and a $25.00 deposit per-pavilion is due when making the reservation(s) ($50.00 for one, $100.00 for both):

Rental per-pavilion and reservation(s) must be made in person. (deposit is refundable if all park rules are followed per rule sheet given)

Cash or Checks only – The deposit and rent are due in full to secure/rent a date for the park-

All Deposits will be refunded by mail, only if pavilion has been cleaned and rules followed.

To check available dates, call 440-926-2401 opt. 2. Hours to complete rental documents are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Rental reserves pavilion facility and reservation must be made in person. The amount of $50.00 (one pavilion) must be paid in full to secure the date.

There is no guarantee grass will be cut as lawn maintenance is subject to weather and available personnel.

Rental reserves pavilion facility (1 pavilion) only, and reservation must be made in person. The amount of $50.00 must be paid in full to secure a date.  The $25.00 RENTAL per-pavilion IS NON-REFUNDABLE, no exceptions.  Restrooms are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day ONLY!

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Reservoir Park

Home to Grafton’s state recognized HOT STOVE league, Reservoir Park is a center for baseball activity April through August.  Located North of Main St and next to Grafton Reservoir where those young and old who love to cast a line can fish to there hearts content in a easy to access scenic park setting. 

Reservoir Park is located across the street from Willow Park on South Main Street.  Reservoir Park includes  four baseball diamonds, restrooms and concession stand facility.

Park Rules

Reservoir Park is not available for rental.

Restrooms are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day ONLY!

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Lorain County Metro Parks Trail

The village along with the Lorain County Metro Parks has developed a trail from behind Grafton Lanes on Main Street, to a trail owned and maintained by the Metro Park System. This trail leads to Indian Hollow Metro Park on Parsons Road.

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