James L. Wick, Jr. Recreation Area

Development of the area began in 1949, and it opened in 1956. A master plan for the Wick Recreation Area was developed in 2007. View the Wick Master Plan. Facilities in this 65-acre tract include:

  • Par 3 Golf Course
  • Closed for the season – Tennis courts – 3 artificial grass, sand-filled surface courts; one court with backboard; lighted for night play
  • Closed for the season – Batting cages – 4 hardball, slow to fast; 3 softball, fast and lob pitch
  • Closed for the season – Volleyball courts – 3 sand courts; lighted for night play
  • The Par 3 golf course, tennis courts, volleyball courts and batting cages are lighted for night use until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays after Memorial day – Labor Day.
  • The Juliana Kurinka Children’s Play Area offers four play areas for children of all ages. The area includes Wet, Adventure, Sand, and Tot Playgrounds with equipment and features designed for interactive, physical, and social play. The Play Area is designed with family in mind as it offers designated areas with appropriately sized/designed play equipment for tots (ages 2-5) and older children (ages 5-12).  View Site Plan
  • Picnic facilities
  • Softball and baseball diamonds
  • Soccer and football fields
  • Sled Hill – lighted sled riding slopes with warming house and snack bar (open December, January, and February — weather permitting)
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Judge Morley Performing Arts Pavilion, home to the MetroParks Summer Concert series
  • Thomas J. Bresko Pavilion is available for rental

Address, Hours, & Info

Wick Recreation Area
1861 McCollum Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44509
Phone: 330.740.7114
Hours: 8 am – dark

Wet Playground
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Hours: Open 7 days, 10 am – 7 pm

Lighted Night Play
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Friday & Saturday, 8 – 11 pm for golf, tennis, volleyball, and batting cages

On lighted play days, the last tee time will be one (1) hour prior to dusk/or lights off.

Mill Creek MetroParks • PO Box 596 Canfield, OH 44406 • email: generalinfo@millcreekmetroparks.orgphone: 330.702.3000
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