Parks & Recreation

Shawn Tucker, P&R Program Manager

Shawn Tucker

The City of Trotwood has embarked upon an innovative partnership with the YMCA for the development and administration of all recreational activities and events for the City of Trotwood. This partnership will bring the leadership and resources needed for improved events and focused activities, especially to our youth and senior citizens. The YMCA, working closely with our 5-member Parks and Recreation Board, which includes LaJuana Curington, Steven Champion, Lynn Thomasson, Sharron Williams and Norman Scearce, as well as Council Representative Mayor Mary McDonald, who serve as an Advisory Member.

Leading this initiative is Program Manager Shawn Tucker, who will coordinate the Parks and Recreation Department activities and events. Mr. Tucker has a wealth of experience and skills which are assets to the City of Trotwood-YMCA Parks and Recreation Department. In this role, he also works closely with the Trotwood Parks and Recreation Board and is assisted by City Administrator, Kelly Adams.

If you would like to volunteer for any Parks & Recreation programs or events please feel free to contact us, or stop by the 2nd Floor of the Trotwood Government Center.

Saturdays And Sundays – Trotwood Elementary Basketball

Support Trotwood Student Athletes as they host communities from all over the Miami Valley in youth basketball competition. Trotwood Boys and Girls Teams compete, every weekend, at Trotwood Madison Middle School. 


Community Fitness

Trotwood Madison Schools to provide citizens with the opportunity to take advantage of the High School’s newly remodeled gym, and indoor walking track.  The gym is available for Trotwood Citizens, Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Usage of the Gym is free to Trotwood Citizens and Employees.  


Take A Dance Break - Beginning Each Friday In March

In efforts to support our students in their pursuit for academic success, and also giving parents a break, there will be, invitation only, parties for grades 4th - 7th, hosted at the Community Park Pavilion.  301 S. Broadway.  Students must receive 1 of 50 tickets per event, from their teacher or a program facilitator.  RSVP must be received by Parks & Recreation Department, no later than the 4pm the day of the event. The event is free and all attendees must be on the guest list.  



The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge presented by Verizon provides boys and girls, ages 14 and younger, the opportunity to showcase their fitness through a dribbling, shooting, and rebounding skills competition in the sport of basketball. The program is free for all participants and organizations. Boys and girls compete separately in two different age groups: 12 & under and 14 & under.



Come out to support our youth as they display and develop their gifts and talents.  Students from Trotwood and surrounding areas will showcase performing arts presentations in various categories, which include musical selections, dancing, singing, rapping, spoken word and much more.  Students and local artists will also have the opportunity to showcase their artwork in the lobby. 


Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival 

With the phenomenal growth in attendance in our 2016 Easter Egg Hunt and Harvest Family Fun Walk, we want to be sure that we are growing the scope of the events as well...

Next year we will be greatly expanding the Trotwood Easter Egg Hunt.

There were a number of wonderful egg hunts, spring festivals and activities throughout the area, in 2016, and if you or your organization hosted one of those events we would like to invite you to partner with the Parks and Recreation Department for the 2017 Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival. No group is too small or too large.

For more information:
Shawn Tucker 937-854-7217
Kelly Adams 937-854-7227

Maintenance & Improvements
The maintenance and improvements to our city parks are performed by the Public Works Department. To reserve a park shelter or the Pavilion at Madison Park, contact the Public Works Department at 937/837-1702 or visit them at 2400 Olive Road, Trotwood, Ohio 45426.

Permits are required for garage sales and/or to participate in the annual Citywide Garage Sale.  Additionally, applications are required to reserve a park shelter or the Pavilion at Madison Park.  To access any of these forms, click on Permits on the left sidebar of this page.