Keep Off The New Playground

The new playground at Simpson park is nearing completion, but park patrons are asked to refrain from using the playground until the construction fence is removed.  Parks Director Josh Norris says the new rubberized playground surface has been poured and needs to cure before use.  Norris says they also have some finishing work in and around the playground before it […]

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Simpson Park Playground

Contractors are making good progress on the new playground at Simpson Park.  Parks and Recreation Director Josh Norris says there are a few more steps left on the project. Norris says Drainage is an important part of the playground project. He says there are also weep holes in the concrete to allow for additional drainage of the surface. The timeline […]

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Vendor Applications Open For 2021 Chautauqua In The Park

The 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 11-12 at Simpson Park in Chillicothe.  This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. Vendor registration is now open at www.tinyurl.com/Chautauqua2021 for this two-day juried fine arts and crafts […]

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Simpson Park Playground Update

The new playground at Chillicothe’s Simpson Park is getting closer to completion. Parks Director Josh Norris told Parks Board Members last night the project is getting close to completion Norris said a completion date has not yet been set. Norris emphasized the larger playground area and the Rocket Slide will be staying. He said the next major Parks project will […]

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Easter Egg Hunt Is Saturday

Chillicothe’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday morning.  It is one of the fastest events in the Chillicothe Parks System.  Parks Director Josh Norris says the event will once again be held at 10:00 am SHARP at Simpson Park. This event is for children from 1-10 years old and the park is divided into 4 areas for four age […]

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New Simpson Park Playground

The work on the new playground at Simpson Park is underway and Parks Director Josh Norris says the work is progressing well. This new playground is near the restrooms on the northeast part of the park, just a bit north of the current playground.  Norris says this will not replace all of the current playground. Norris says they hope to […]

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Chilli Bay Pump Motors

Pump motors for the Chillibay Water Park will be repaired.  The Chillicothe City Council approved the bid by Jims Welding of $9,090 for three rebuilt electric motors and one new motor.  City Administrator Darin Chappell explains this is needed to keep the water park running. Chappell says having the spares in place reduces downtime for the pool.

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