Parks and Recreation

Zane Landing Park
Nestled along the banks of the majestic Muskingum River, it is centrally located at the end of Market Street in downtown Zanesville. This park consists of 6.5 acres, and is home to the Lorena Riverboat, the Bicentennial Statue, and the Eternal Flame. Many activities take place there, and a 2.9 mile bike trail connects this park with Riverside Park.
 View on the City Parks Map

Riverside Park Riverside Park
On Lewis Drive, across from the City Water Pumping State, lies our much used and widely acclaimed Riverside Park. It is situated in the City Well Fields on 122.62 acres of land. There are 6 soccer fields, 6 softball diamonds, 2 flag football fields, an 8-court horseshoe pitching area, basketball/tennis courts, fishing and boating access.
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Putnam Landing Park
This park is in the south part of town at the end of the 6th street bridge on Muskingum Avenue. It has approximately 2.8 acres and recently received a NatureWorks Grant to build a boat dock that is handicapped accessible, a new launch ramp, and new park lighting, etc. for the local residents and visitors to the area.
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Putnam Hill Park 
Located off of Pine Street it consists of 18.5 acres and a scenic panoramic view of the City can be seen from its lookout area. There are family reunions, weddings, Easter Sunday services, and many more activities held there. A gazebo, barbecue pits, swing sets, a big slide, and basketball courts make it user friendly for all ages.
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War Veterans Park
Located on the corner of Putnam and Ontario St, War Veterans Park offers a Shelter House complete with a BBQ grill, play equipment and is home to South Park-our skateboard facility.
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Major Responsibilities

Parks & Recreation
Scheduling recreation events, park shelter houses, bandwagon and portable restroom rentals. Preparing soccer fields for spring and fall leagues.

Parks Maintenance
Maintenance of city parks, playgrounds, bike trail; snow removal on sidewalks around city owned buildings, parking lots and bike trail.
Standard Services Provided

Parks & Recreation
Spring and fall soccer leagues, Parks maintenance and tree trimming.

Parks Maintenance
Mow grass, pickup litter, mark playing field; repair playground equipment; Deliver and pick up the bandwagon,portable restroom, picnic tables.

Areas of Service Not Generally Known
Liaison with community organizations requesting use of City park facilities, serves on City Tree Commission.


PickleBall Courts – Now known as the Fred Noll Courts.  They are located at the Maple Hill Park, off of Taylor Street. The courts were completed in October of 2016.


Park  Rental Downloads:

Park Fees – Business

Park Fees – Personal



Contact Information: Park and Recreation

Ike Vandyne, Cemetery/Park/Recreation Superintendent

1413 Greenwood Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone: 740-455-0637
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed holidays)
Email: Online Form

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