Division of Recreation


Cleveland Browns and Division of Police Surprise Local Football Teams

As part of "Browns Give Back" and the team’s year-round youth and high school football efforts, Browns players and members of the Division of Police made a surprise visit to local youth football teams practice sessions at the Michael Zone Recreation Center.

The Cleveland Browns are committed to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football throughout Northeast Ohio with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents. Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns’ goal is to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.   -More


Division of Recreation Hours of Operation

Administrative Office: Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm
Recreation Centers: Weekdays 11:30 am to 8 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Playground Summer Staff: Weekdays 9:30 am to 6 pm

There are recreational opportunities and cultural experiences for all ages and interest groups. Recreational programs and swimming are free for City of Cleveland residents. Fees apply to facility rental.

  • City of Cleveland Announces Trick-Or-Treat Times

    For all little trick-or-treaters excited for Halloween, the City of Cleveland has announced that its trick-or-treat hours will be held on October 31, 2017 from 6 to 8pm Details regarding the City’s annual Big City Boo at the recreation centers, and Division of Police Halloween events will be posted shortly.

  • Mayor's Annual Food Basket Giveaway Volunteer Sign-Up Forms Available

    The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees. It is the largest annual food giveaway in Cuyahoga County and helps to feed thousands of Cleveland families each year. Volunteers are needed at three locations: Michael Zone Recreation Center on Lorain Avenue; the Cleveland Foodbank on South Waterloo Road; and the Zelma George Recreation Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. 

  • Bike Rack Service Available Downtown on East 4th

    The service comes complete with parking spaces, personal lockers, and changing/shower facilities at 2148 East 4th. Those needing more information may call 216.771.7120.

  • League Park's Baseball Heritage Museum Gift Shop Offers Cleveland Baseball Souvenirs

    Professional Cleveland sports teams had their start at historic League Park. It's now home to the Baseball Heritage Museum, which offers keepsakes including mugs, t-shirts, baseballs, and League Park History DVD's, all at reasonable prices.

  • City Recreation Volunteer Openings Available Year-Round

    The Division of Recreation is seeking volunteers. Recreation center volunteers enrich the community in several areas including the arts, sports, education, and mentoring. These generous individuals are from diverse backgrounds and include people of all ages from recent graduates seeking practical experience, to retirees with spare time to share. 

Senior Recreational Activities

216.664.2321 or 216.664.2570 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Recreation Center Locations and Schedules

This program encompasses a variety of classes and activities at various recreational centers. Activities include aquacise, arts & crafts, aerobics, chess, checkers and other social activities


Camp Forbes Senior Program

216.263.5325 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Each Fall, the Division of Recreation invites senior groups to take part in a day of activities. Seniors have the opportunity to socialize, exercise, eat a well-balanced hot lunch, and take part in a variety of planned activities. Senior groups are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. The program culminates with five separate holiday parties with all of the trimmings and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

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