Seasonal Activities

Something Fun for Everyone!

Seasonal activities at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers include organized sports, playground activities, performance arts, ice skating, camping, and more. Activities are designed for participants from the very young to Seniors. Detailed information is available on the tabs below.

Contact information for the individual centers can be found here, along with additional recreation center activity schedules and center amenities. Cleveland recreation centers are open weekdays from 11:30am to 8pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 6:00pm. During summer months, staff is available at many playground locations weekdays from 9:30am to 6pm and they conduct additional activities for youth.

Event date(s):
Monday, September 4, 2017 to Monday, December 4, 2017
Location/Contact:

Camp Forbes, 25440 Harvard Ave, at 216.263.5325

Participants: 55 and Older
Description:

Senior groups enjoy a day at Camp Forbes. Groups register as low, medium or high impact, and activities are structured around their abilities. As a culminating event, all seniors who attend a daily session are invited to one of six holiday meal celebrations in early December.

Event date(s):
Friday, September 1, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017
Participants: Coed
Description:

Play all opponents once and (3) times = 12 regular season games. All teams are in the single elimination post season playoffs. League Champions receive a team trophy and t-shirts.

Event date(s):
Sunday, August 27, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017
Participants: Men
Description:

Play all opponents (2) times = 12 scheduled regular season games.  All teams will make the post season single elimination playoffs.  Semi Final and Championship Games do not have a time limit.  League Champions receive a team trophy and t-shirts.

Event date(s):
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Participants: Men
Description:

Play all Division opponents (2) times + (1) crossover opponent = 12 games.  All teams will make the post season single elimination playoffs.  Championship Games do not have a time limit.  League Champions receive a team trophy and t-shirts.

There are no Winter activities scheduled at this time.

There are no Spring activities scheduled at this time.

Event date(s):
Monday, June 19, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017
Participants: Coed 8 to 12
Description:

A.C.E. Baseball Camp Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am – 9:30am: Youth arrive and sign-in
  • 9:30am – 11:00am: Baseball instruction on the field  led by City of Cleveland Coaches 1
  • 1:00am – Noon: Baseball Heritage Museum conducts education program in ticket office & and/or League Park Visitor Center

DAY

ORGANIZATION

DATES

MONDAYS

Lexington Bell

6/19,6/26,7/10,7/17/7/24

TUESDAYS

UAMDAOP

6/20,6/27,7/11,7/18,7/25

THURSDAY

Boys & Girls Club

6/22,6/29,7/13,7/20,7/27

FRIDAY

Fatima

6/23,6/30,7/14,7/21/7/28

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DAY

DATE

ORGANIZATION

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Monday

June 19

LEXINGTON BELL

2

Tuesday

June 20

UMADAOP

3

Thursday

June 22

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

4

Friday

June 23

FATIMA

5

Monday

June 26

LEXINGTON BELL

6

Tuesday

June 27

UMADAOP

7

Thursday

June 29

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

8

Friday

June 30

FATIMA

9

Monday

July 10

LEXINGTON BELL

10

Tuesday

July 11

UMADAOP

11

Thursday

July 13

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

12

Friday

July 14

FATIMA

13

Monday

July 17

LEXINGTON BELL

14

Tuesday

July 18

UMADAOP

15

Thursday

July 20

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

16

Friday

July 21

FATIMA

17

Monday

July 24

LEXINGTON BELL

18

Tuesday

July 25

UMADAOP

19

Thursday

July 27

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

20

Friday

July 28

FATIMA

Registration date(s):
Friday, May 26, 2017
Event date(s):
Thursday, June 1, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
Location/Contact:

League Administrator 216.664.2346 Rainout Hotline 1-216-664-6002

Participants: Men 18 and over
Description:

American League rules are used, with exceptions. All team are in the single elimination post season playoffs.

  • 3RD Place vs. 2ND Place 
  • 4TH Place vs. 1ST Place

Two winners meet for Championship Game. If the regular season champion does not win the playoff – then the playoff winner will play the Regular season for Championship.Regular Season Champions receive a team trophy. Overall Champions receive a team trophy and t-shirts.

Event date(s):
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers.

Participants: Coed Ages 13-14 cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2017
Description:

Transportation to and from playing sites is provided. Schedules will be made once all teams are registered. Mondays and Wednesdays, from June 12th - July 19th Championship July 27th

Event date(s):
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Monday, July 24, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers.

Participants: Coed Ages 8-11 cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2017
Description:

For those beginning the game of baseball, the coaches pitch to each batter for safety purposes while teaching the fundamentals of the game. Youth register at their local recreation center. Transportation to and from playing sites is provided. Schedules will be made once all teams are registered

Event date(s):
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers.

Participants: Coed Ages 17-19, cannot turn 20 before August 1, 2017
Description:

Transportation to and from playing sites is provided. Schedules will be made once all teams are registered. Mondays and Wednesdays from June 5 – July 19 at 6:00p.m., Championship July 24th

Event date(s):
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers.

Participants: Coed Ages 9-12 cannot turn 13 before May 1, 2017
Description:

Transportation to and from playing sites is provided. Schedules will be made once all teams are registered. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from May 30th - July 18th. Championship July 26th

Event date(s):
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Thursday, July 20, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers.

Participants: Coed Ages 15-16, cannot turn 17 before May 1, 2017
Description:

Transportation to and from playing sites is provided. Schedules will be made once all teams are registered. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 6 – July 20 at 6:00 p.m., Championship July 25th

Event date(s):
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Participants: Family Fun!
Description:

This is a one-day event from 2:00-5:00pm featuring live grasshopper races. Participants can eat a bug! Fun for all ages with games and prizes!

Event date(s):
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Participants: Family Fun!
Description:
  • From 1:00-3:00 p.m. Family fun with the annual chalk contest 
  • From 3:00-5:00 p.m. The Showagon crew dance and sing the evening away!
Event date(s):
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017
Location/Contact:
  • Clark: 5706 Clark, 216.664.4657
  • Collinwood: 16300 Lakeshore, 216.420.8323
  • Cory: 10510 Drexel, 216.664.3389
  • Hamilton: 13200 Kinsman, 216.664.4121
  • Kovacic: 6250 St. Clair, 216.664.4140
Participants: All ages are welcome
Description:

Register at one of the recreation centers listed.

Schedule:

  • Clark: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 to 2:30pm
  • Cory: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 to 2:30pm
  • Hamilton Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 to 6pm
  • Collinwood: Mondays and Wednesdays 2 to 3pm
  • Kovacic: Mondays 4pm
Event date(s):
Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017
Location/Contact:
  • Cudell Fine Arts: 10013 Detroit Ave, 216.664.4183
  • Fairfax: 2335 East 82nd, 216.664.4142                
  • Estabrook: 4125 Fulton, 216.664.4149
  • Stella Walsh: 7245 Broadway, 216.664.4658
Participants: Coed 12 to 18
Description:

Photography, skill building and creative storytelling, at various locations as follows:

  • Cudell Fine Arts from June 12 to July 5,  Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon to 2pm 
  • Fairfax from June 20 to July 18, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm                 
  • Estabrook from June 10th to June 14th from Noon to 4pm
  • Stella Walsh from June 17 to August 5th, Saturdays from 10am to Noon  
Event date(s):
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Participants: Family Fun!
Description:

Cudell Fine Arts to kicks off summer with lots of family fun. There will be free games, crafts, face painting and prizes! This is a one day event from Noon to 3pm.

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Event date(s):
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to Saturday, August 12, 2017
Location/Contact:
  • Burten: 2511 East 46th, 216.664.4139
  • Cudell: 1910 West Blvd, 216.664.4137
  • Earle B Turner: 11300 Miles, 216.420.8358
  • Fairfax: 2335 East 82nd, 216.664.4142
  • Glenville: 680 East 113th, 216.664.2516
  • Thurgood Marshall: 8611 Hough, 216.664.4045
  • Zelma George: 3155 MLK Jr Blvd, 216.420.8800
  • Zone: 6301 Lorain, 216.664.3373
Participants: All ages are welcome
Description:

Eight recreation centers will be open for extended hours during the summer. Recreation center amenities and current schedules are listed here.  During the dates indicated, hours at the centers listed above will be:

  • 8pm-11pm Wednesdays through Fridays
  • 6pm-11pm Saturdays
Location/Contact:
  • Gunning: 16700 Puritas, 216.420.7900
  • Zone: 6301 Lorain, 216.664.3373
  • Collinwood: 16300 Lakeshore, 216.420.8323
  • Thurgood Marshall: 8611 Hough, 216.664.4045
Description:

Register at one of the recreation centers listed.

Event date(s):
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers. Contact any receation center for information.

Participants: Coed 8-17
Description:

Youth will learn the fundamentals of the game of golf while incorporating life skills such as respect, patience and responsibility. Transportation will be provided from Zelma George, Glenville, Gunning and Michael Zone Recreation Centers.

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Event date(s):
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration forms and additional information can be found on the Karamu website here. 

Participants: Coed Children and Youth, Grades 3 to 12
Description:

Performance-based arts intensive with focused instruction in dance, drama, vocal music, creative writing and visual arts led by professional artists. Includes daily breakfast, lunch and snack. Each session will culminate with a youth production!

Event date(s):
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 to Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Participants: Coed Youth 14 to 16
Description:

The Department of Recreation coordinates the 2017 Keelboat Sailing Program, which is sponsored by the Division of Water. In this program, youth are given the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sailing through The Foundry, located in the Flats.

The Foundry is a rowing, sailing and fitness training center geared towards youth and young adults in Cleveland. The Foundry’s concept is based on high-performance athletics, coupled with a holistic support structure for youth and families. The Foundry aspires to produce healthy, achieving youth committed to benefitting from the disciplines of physical sport and scholastic success.

This program lasts six weeks and is for youth between the ages of 14 and 16. Students are instructed in sailing physics, tacking and gybing, boathandling and manuevering, sailboat racing, Lake Erie meteorology, preventative sailboat maintenance and more.

The 2017 class is currently full and no longer accepting additional registrants.

Images From the 2017 Class

Location/Contact:
  • Zelma George: 3155 MLK Jr Blvd., 216.420.8800
  • Fairfax: 2335 East 82nd, 216.664.4142
  • Central: 2526 Central, 216.664.4241
  • Estabrook: 4125 Fulton, 216.664.4149
  • Clark: 5706 Clark, 216.664.4657
Participants: All ages are welcome
Description:

Register at one of the recreation centers listed.

Registration date(s):
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Event date(s):
Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
Location/Contact:

Click on the link below for all locations. For information: Division of Recreation Administrative Offices 216.664.2570, open weekdays 8am to 5pm

Participants: All ages
Description:

Open Wednesday – Sunday from 11:30 am – 8:00 pm. Open Monday and Tuesday if temperatures reach 85 degrees. Open to the public.

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Event date(s):
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Location/Contact:

Cudell Fine Arts - 10013 Detroit Ave

Participants: Coed 6th to 12th Grade
Description:

Students will learn the ins and outs of photography from cameras, development, to hanging/framing work. At the end of the program each student will finalize a piece that will be showcased at a gallery. Photography Camp is on Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon to 2:00pm. 

Event date(s):
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017
Location/Contact:

Click on the link below for all locations. For information: Division of Recreation Administrative Offices 216.664.2570, open weekdays 8am to 5pm

Participants: All ages
Description:

For the summer of 2017, twenty-six playgrounds will be staffed and provide organized programming for youth enjoying the playgrounds. Staffed hours are from 9:30am to 6pm. The document linked below shows the locations of staffed playgrounds only. All city playgrounds are listed here.

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Registration date(s):
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Event date(s):
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Location/Contact:

Showagon has a full schedule of performances at various locations throughout the city. For information, contact the Division of Recreation Administrative Offices 216.664.2570, open weekdays 8am to 5pm

Participants: Coed 8 to 18
Description:

Traveling performing arts troupe. Youth perform throughout the city at various venues. There is a link below for the 2017 season’s practice and performance schedule

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Event date(s):
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Thursday, June 29, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers.

Participants: Coed Ages 11-14 cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2017
Description:

For those not interested in baseball or fast-pitch softball, boy’s and girl’s join forces to play recreation softball. Youth register at their local recreation center. Transportation to and from playing sites is provided. Schedules will be made once all teams are registered. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from June 6th - June 29th. Championship June 29th.

Event date(s):
Friday, May 12, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017
Location/Contact:

League Administrator 216.664.2346

Participants: Coed 17 years and older
Description:

Play all opponents twice (EXCEPT 2 TEAMS) = 12 scheduled games. Play the other (2) opponents once = 2 Games TOTAL= 14 GAMES. All teams are in the single elimination post season playoffs. Division Champions receive a team trophy League Champions receive a team trophy and t-shirts.

Event date(s):
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers.

Participants: Girls Ages 15-18, cannot turn 19 before January 1, 2017
Description:

Transportation to and from playing sites is provided. Schedules will be made once all teams are registered. Mondays and Wednesdays, from June 7th to July 19th. Championship July 26th

Event date(s):
Sunday, April 23, 2017 to Sunday, July 30, 2017
Participants: Men 17 years and older
Description:

American Division: Play all opponents twice in the division = 12 scheduled games. National Division - Play 4 opponents 3 times and 2 opponents twice in the division = 14 Games. All team are in the single elimination post season playoffs. (2) Separate Playoffs, (1) American and (1) National Divisional winners playoff in best of three series for league title. Division Champions receive a team trophy League Champions receive a team trophy and t-shirts.

Event date(s):
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Location/Contact:

League Administrator 216.664.2346

Participants: Men 17 years and older
Description:

Play all opponents twice = 14 scheduled games. All teams are in the DOUBLE elimination post season playoffs. Division Champions receive a team trophy League Champions receive a team trophy and t-shirts.

Event date(s):
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017
Participants: Coed Ages 9-13
Description:

Residential Camp for City of Cleveland residents ages 9-13. Youth enjoy a host of diverse programming while spending a week at Camp Forbes. No program week of July 3rd.

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Event date(s):
Friday, August 11, 2017
Participants: Family Fun!
Description:

This is a one-day event from 1:00-3:00pm.  Cudell will end the summer right with great food and good company!

Location/Contact:

All recreation centers and at the staffed playgrounds listed on the file linked below. 

Participants: Infants to 18 years of age
Description:

Youth enjoy a nutritious meal during the summer months. Meals are available at every recreation center and staffed playground. Availability dates are at the Recreation Centers from June 5th to August 14th and Playgrounds from June 12th to August 14th, 2017.

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Event date(s):
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Monday, July 24, 2017
Location/Contact:
Participants: Coed 5 to 8, cannot turn 9 before May 1, 2017
Description:

Youth 5-7 years old learn the game of baseball. Instructional setting as they learn techniques of hitting, how to run the bases, as well as very basic rules. Youth register at their local recreation center. Transportation to and from playing sites is provided. Schedules will be made once all teams are registered.

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Event date(s):
Monday, April 24, 2017 to Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Location/Contact:

Brookside Park 216.664.2014

Participants: Girls Ages 11-14, cannot turn 15 before April 24
Description:

The game of volleyball played on an outdoor sand court.

Event date(s):
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Location/Contact:

Brookside Park 216.664.2014

Participants: Girls Ages 14-17, cannot turn 18 before July 10, 2017
Description:

The game of volleyball played on an outdoor sand court Tuesdays & Thursdays from July 11 – July 25 at 1:00 p.m.

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