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Due to covid-19, the Wet Playground is closed throughout the season

Address & Phone

Wick Recreation Area
1861 McCollum Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44509



Wick Recreation Area
8 am – Sunset

Recreation Department
Wick Recreation Warming House
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Closed on Holidays

Wet Playground
Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day
Labor Day through September 30 – Weekends Only
Open 7 days, 10 am – 7 pm

Par 3
April – October, weather permitting
Open 7 days, 9 am – 6 pm

Batting Cages
Sunday – Thursday, 8 am – 8 pm
Friday & Saturday, 8 am – 11 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 Sunset/or lights off.

Sled Hill
Lights on at dusk until 9 pm, 7 days/week (in season)

Wick Snack Hut Hours
Friday 3 pm – 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday Noon – 8  pm
Weather permitting, when Sled Hill is open

Winter Warming House & Restroom Facilities
Thursday 9 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 9 pm

Wick Recreation Restroom Facility located at the bottom of Sled Hill is open 7 days/week until 9 pm when Sled Hill is open

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. Wick Master Plan.


Facilities in this 65-acre tract include:

  • Dek Hockey Rink
  • Par 3 Golf Course -Seasonal
  • Tennis courts – 3 artificial grass, sand-filled surface courts; one court with backboard; lighted for night play
  • Batting cages – 4 hardball, 3 softball, slow to fast. Come to the Par-3 building to purchase tokens. Helmets and bats can be rented at no charge (must wear a helmet with a facemask while in the batting cage). Open until middle of October
  • 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). Children’s Play Area Site Plan PDF
  • 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