Parks and Recreation Department
- Mark Bucci: Director
- Chris Navarra: Assistant Director
Pearson Park, located in the north central region of Neshannock Township, was donated to Neshannock Township by Miss Mary Pearson on February 15, 1956 for use by the residents. With help from the supervisors and various support groups Pearson Park has evolved into one of the prime recreation areas in Lawrence County. The park is over 105 acres consisting of six tennis courts, one basketball court, one sand volleyball court, two baseball fields, playground, scenic walking and fitness trail, the Hutchison Community Center, four large shelters, one medium shelter, one small shelter and a Gazebo that is used for free summer music concerts and wedding ceremonies. Pearson Park is also where a beautiful 4th of July celebration takes place annually with a spectacular fireworks display to end the day. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk and visited by over 50,000 people per year.
Hess Ice Rink
Hess Ice Rink was established as an outdoor rink in 1991 to answer an important community request for winter recreation. This initiative was well received by hockey enthusiasts, competitive figure skaters. In 1993 the need developed for a more permanent surface as well as the ability to operate for a longer period of time. The outdoor facility was enclosed and in conjunction with the new building, locker rooms, restrooms, concession area, lobby area and office space was added. The completion of new dasher board installation was done this year. The rink is available for public sessions, birthday parties, private ice rental, hockey programs for all ages, learn-to-skate, figure skating and hockey lessons, free style time, stick and puck, and pick up hockey times.
- Lawrence County Lightning
- Greater Youngstown Metro Hockey League
- Skating Club of Greater Youngstown
Hess Sports Complex
The sports complex was established along with the rink in 1991. It consists of a baseball field, concession stand, and a multi-purpose field.
The Township owns property located between Maitland Lane and Buena Vista Way, which is not connected to the Pearson Park, Hess Ice Rink, Hess Sports Complex property. These fields are used for softball, soccer and midget football practice and games.