Looking for something to do this fall? Don’t look past Fairfield city, township

Fall events in Fairfield and Fairfield Twp. are beginning to heat up.

And officials from both communities say there’s something for everyone.

“It’s important to have resources and amenities to draw people to our community,” said Fairfield Twp. Trustee Shannon Hartkemeyer.

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Fairfield Mayor Steve Miller echoed similar thoughts. He said the city’s recreation programming “is full of different programming and events for people. There’s a lot going on in our parks department.”

Both communities have trick or treating events: Trunk or Treat in the township and Farm-R-Treat in the city. The township Trunk or Treat is Oct. 20 on Morris Road between Fairfield North Elementary and the Fairfield Twp. Fire Station. The city’s Farm-R-Treat is Oct. 17 at Village Green and marks the final summer Farmers Market.

Also in Fairfield Twp., people can enjoy:

• the final Movies in the Park event on Sept. 14 at Rentschler Forest MetroPark and the weekly Trail Yoga classes beginning Sept. 18;

• the Sept. 22 safety fair at Walmart, 3201 Princeton Road, and the Oct. 6 fire safety event at Home Depot, 6562 Winford Road; and

• the fall walking club at Bridgewater Falls, 3385 Princeton Road.

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In the city, people can enjoy:

• the Village Green Car Show on Sept. 15 and weekly Farmers Markets now through Oct. 17 at Village Green Park;

• the various theater productions and other programming inside the Fairfield Community Arts Center; and

• the Star Gazing events at Huffman Park on Sept. 28 and Oct. 26.

The township and city are continually working to expand the quality of life offerings.

Hartkemeyer said she would like to see the township’s Frisbee golf course on Morris Road renovated.

“I think it’s important we put an emphasis on the Frisbee golf course,” she said. “That’s something people come and do.”

And there’s already money allocated to improve the city’s parks.

Fairfield is also is also focused on improving its parks system, and is investing in renovating Harbin Park and expanding Marsh Park, including its new dog park that will open this spring.

“We’re going to try to do the best we can,” Miller said. “We have this comprehensive plan study going on right now and what we’re really trying to pick people’s brains to see what they like, what they don’t like, what they want to see what they don’t want to see. We need the eyes and ears of the city to help us make decisions on what priorities they have.”

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