Fun for the Family: Central Park in Northeast Ohio

If you’re looking for something new and fun (and most importantly free) to do this summer with the kids, you have to check out the new Central Park in Green, Ohio! Ideally located between Canton and Akron off of Steese Road, this beautiful 8 acre park has so much to offer the community! The park will keep your little ones busy for hours, between the playground, 3 ponds, walking path, open green grass to run around on and splash pad.

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Splash pad and shaded seating area

There is also a concession stand to grab snacks while playing. It’s also an ideal park to have a picnic at, as the scenery is gorgeous. There’s a ton of parking, so you shouldn’t have to worry about finding a parking spot, even on the busiest of days. There is also an area that will hold the Farmer’s Market Plaza which will be every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. starting July 12th and running through September 27th. Hours for the splash pad are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. To keep the fun going when summer is over, a spot near the Central Administration Building’s parking lot will be turned into an ice skating rink during the winter months. We went for a few hours on Saturday July 9th (opening day) and we had a fabulous time. I cannot wait take my daughters again and enjoy all of the awesome events that I’m sure will take place there over the years!

Park Amenities:

  • a mile-long paved walking path
  • 3 beautiful ponds
  • stunning landscape
  • a gorgeous rentable 1,110 S.F. community building that holds up to 99 people, complete with beautiful outside patio with table and chairs – perfect for meetings, birthday parties, small weddings, baby/wedding showers and get togethers (rentals begin July 11th, call 330-896-6621 for reservations)
  • a playground with rock climbing wall, slides, swings and so much more for all ages
  • an awesome splash pad (accommodates up to 100 children) with seats and shade for parents
  • Farmer’s Market every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m from July 12th to September 27th (click here for the application to become a vendor at the Farmer’s Market at Central Park)

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    Outdoor amphitheater 
  • plenty of park benches and several picnic tables near the concession stand
  • outdoor concession stand for refreshments and snacks
  • an outdoor amphitheater with concrete seating for up to 350 people and 150 people on the lawn area, perfect for outdoor concerts and performances
  • several family bathrooms in the same building as the concession stand
  • plenty of parking, there is a parking lot off of Steese Road near the Green Intermediate School and the parking lot next to the Central Administration Building; 4 handicap spaces
  • dogs are permitted in the park (except on splash pad, amphitheater and playground)
  • seasonal ice skating rink to accommodate up to 47 people
  • gorgeous scenery everywhere you look
  • drinking fountains near the community building

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The park’s address is 1795 Steese Road, Uniontown, OH 44685, which has a parking lot to park at and access to the park near the pond. The address of the Central Administration Building is 1755 Town Park Blvd, Uniontown, OH 44685, which also has a parking lot and access to the park near the community building. If decide to take your little ones, let us know what you think! I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time, I know we did!

– Casey

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SPILL & SPLASH SEAWAY WATER TABLE {Review}

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Lucas having a blast on our deck!

I am obsessed with Step2 products. I have several hand-me-down items that even a decade later, still look new. They hold up so well in comparison to many of their counterparts. So there was no question that I’d get a Step2 Water Table this summer! My little guy loves playing in water (which we cannot mistake for being in the water, because he still isn’t so fond of that). But being able to stand at a water table both cools him off in the hot summer months and gives him a great number of sensory activities to keep him occupied!

We opted for the Spill & Splash Seaway table, which is a middle of the road table as far as price goes as it will run right around $70, depending on where you purchase it from.

IMG_3141Setup took me about 15 minutes. It was straightforward, which is always appreciated when you have a toddler running around.

This table is super sturdy and comes with a many toys and activities to keep little ones engaged. Better yet, it’s made in the USA!

There’s an 11-piece accessory set and umbrella. It holds a fair amount of water and has a cool waterfall effect when you overfill the top. The recommended age is 1.5. My son is 16 months old and really enjoys playing with it already.

So far, my son has not gotten bored with this set. He will stand and play under his umbrella, in his swimsuit, for a good length of time.IMG_3065

My only complaint? Many water tables have a place to unplug the basin of the table to let the water drain. This one does not have one and it would make a great
addition. I hate having to flip the table to dump the water because the umbrella makes if pretty tricky to get all the water out without actually taking the umbrella off.

Outside of that design flaw, I’m thrilled with it! Thanks to Step2 for always providing good, quality products!

Buy yours here:
Step2 Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table
– Katie