Departments

Parks & Recreation

The Plain Township Parks and Recreation Department currently totals 102 acres which includes Alpine, Diamond, and Schneider Community Parks.

The department serves Plain Township residents by preserving open space, offering programs for Township residents of all ages, and creating active and passive recreational experiences.   Our goal is to enhance people's lives and the community they live in.


Parks and Recreation Department offers:

   102 Acres of Park Land    Jogging Paths
   Free Family Outings    Bocce Ball Courts
   Playgrounds    Softball and Hardball Fields
   Pre-School/Family Programs    Spring and Fall Outdoor Soccer
   Indoor Soccer, at Recreational or Competitive Levels    Rental Opportunities, which include Shelters (3), Indoor Sports Complex, and Community Room


Rob Steinberg, Plain Township Parks Programming/Community Outreach Director


Rob Steinberg
Parks Programming/Community
Outreach Director
Rob Steinberg has been named Plain Township Parks Programming/Community Outreach Director. Steinberg brings with him a litany of prior experience and proven results in the field he will now oversee for the township.

Steinberg comes from the Canton Charge, the NBA Development League team owned and operated by Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he served as the Corporate Community Development Director. Steinberg was tasked with creating, building, maintaining, and identifying corporate community partnerships for the Charge in the Greater Stark County area. Prior to his work with the Charge, Steinberg spent 2012 as the Canton Marathon Managing Director. In this capacity, he oversaw day to day operations including event(s), logistics, operations, safety coordination, and volunteers while implementing ancillary promotional programs, securing vendors, and ensuring runner safety. From 2008-2011, Steinberg was the Canton Stark County Convention & Visitors' Bureau Sports Promotions Manager. He organized and headed the committee for the OHSAA State Football Finals Weekend, helped lead the host committee operations for the Junior World Football Championships, and solicited, promoted, and executed sports events in the county that created economic development opportunities for facilities, hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Steinberg began his professional career as a Varsity Swim Coach and Pool Supervisor for the Canton City Schools.

Rob Steinberg is a 1995 graduate of North Canton Hoover High School, spent four years at Cleveland State University pursuing a communications degree, and participated as a member of the CSU men's varsity swim teams, which won the MCC conference championships in 1998 and 1999. Steinberg finished his degree and undertook post graduate work at Walsh University between 2002 and 2008. He is married to wife, Jenna, an Oakwood Middle School counselor.

Steinberg will be tasked with parks programming and community outreach. He will actively work to create partnerships locally, regionally, and nationally while seeking events that create additional revenue streams for the parks as well as economic development opportunities for the Plain Township community. These events will utilize township facilities, hotels, restaurants, and businesses when possible so Plain Township may reap the economic benefits of these efforts. Mr. Steinberg will also look to create new local programming initiatives with growth potential and develop partnerships across the township to enhance health and wellness opportunities for all Plain Township residents. Revenue streams created through new enterprises will allow for park enhancements and renovations, and help brand Plain Township as a desirable place to live, work, and play. These efforts will greatly enhance Plain Township's ability to create a self-sufficient, stand-alone budget for all three township parks, while eliminating the need to tax Plain's citizens with a parks levy now, or in the future.

Contact Mr. Steinberg


Parks Contact Information

For more information on events, programming, community room, or shelter reservations – please contact Joyce Ichikawa, Programming Specialist or Rob Steinberg, Parks Programming, Director of Recreational Community Outreach at 330.492.4689, or email at jichikawa@plaintownship.com or rsteinberg@plaintownship.com.


Parks Programming Survey for Seniors

As part of Plain Township's continuing efforts to offer programming for all citizens and age groups and consistently enhance the quality of life within our community; the Parks Programming Department has created this survey to reach out to citizens about types of new programs seniors would be interested in participating. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey below and mail or drop off to Plain Township Hall, Attn: Programming, 2600 Easton St NE, Canton, Ohio 44721. Surveys can also be emailed to Parks Programming /Director of Community Outreach, Rob Steinberg at rsteinberg@plaintownship.com, or faxed to 330-492-5136, attn: Programming.

View DocumentParks Programming Senior Survey


Advertise With Us

The Plain Township Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to invite you to participate in our advertisement program. Plain Township's Parks Department includes two developed parks and a future third park, which will be 42 acres and located across from Glen Oak High School. Your advertisement would be displayed at the popular Diamond Community Park, with proceeds from your sponsorship helping all three parks with the continued development and growth that is necessary to support the needs of the community.

With over 250,000 park users annually, Diamond Community Park is the perfect place to advertise your company. Diamond Community Park's Sports Fields/Complex is the host of two indoor soccer sessions, hundreds of hours of indoor field rental time, local colleges for off season sport practices, International Soccer Club Season Finale, 2009 Bothwell Cup, GAASA, GSCASL and State League soccer games, Community Soccer Club spring and fall outdoor soccer program, Plain Local Baseball/Softball league practices and games, annual Easter Egg Hunt, park programs, over 300 user days inside the community room and much more!

Your company's participation is crucial to our success. Plain Township Parks and Recreation Department is self sufficient and does not operate under a Park or Tax levy. Plain Township Parks and Recreation Department presents additional advertising, community awareness of your company, and the pride that comes along with being a part of the Plain Township community. Please take a moment to view our detailed Advertisement Proposal.

Parks Department
2782 Diamond Street NE
Canton, Ohio 44721

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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