Painesville's Public Lands & Recreation Department consists of three main divisions: Cemeteries, Parks and Recreation. Essentially, this department is in charge of all land and buildings in the public domain that are owned by the City of Painesville and the recreational activities and events provided to improve the community.

The Public Lands & Recreation office is located just past the Fire Station in the City Hall complex at 54 Mentor Ave (big brown house). Staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The cemeteries division maintains and operates two municipal cemeteries:

  • Evergreen Cemetery (501 E Main Street, Painesville)
  • Riverside Cemetery (385 Riverside Drive, Painesville)


We maintain and operator 12 city parks, offering something for everyone:

  • Charter Oak Park
  • Ella Shaw Park
  • Grand River Conservation
  • Huntington Park
  • Kiwanis Rec Park
  • Lathrop Park
  • Marine Park
  • Morse Park
  • Rotary Park
  • State Street Park
  • Trailwood Park
  • Veterans' Park


The recreation team provides fun events, series and programs focusing on the family unit:
  • Painesville Farmers Market
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Kids Summer Camp
  • Fall Fest
  • Spirit of the Season
  • Many more seasonal events!