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. Eight centers host the Cleveland Nights Extended Hours Program and include Earle B. Turner, Thurgood Marshall, Fairfax, Michael Zone, Lonnie Burten, Zelma George, Cudell and Glenville. During summer months, staff is available at many playground locations weekdays from 9:30am to 6pm and they conduct additional activities for youth.

Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center Guide

Guía de los Centros Vecinales de Recursos y Recreación

2019 Summer Recreation Center Program Application Form

2019Centro de Recursos Vecinales y Recreación Formulario de Matrícula de Programas de Verano

Summer Lunch Program

Cleveland Nights Extended Hours Program

Education and Career

Location:
Earle B. Turner - T, TH - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Glenville - M, T - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 10 - 12
Description:

Youth will engage in intensive ACT/SAT test prep tutoring to better prepare them to meet the demands of college entrance and Ohio graduation requirements.

Location:
Fairfax - M, W - 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fairfax - T, TH - 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 1 - 10
Description:

This exciting program provides out-of- school time programs for 1st- 12th grade youth including academic assistance, sports and recreation, field trips, guest speakers, STEM focused hands-on activities and classes that broaden students’ individual interests. Participants are grouped into two sections: Grades 1-4 and Grades 5-10.

Location:
Clark - T, TH - 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Adults
Description:

Tri-C Aspire provides high-quality free adult education to individuals who need:

  • Adult skills refresher courses
  • High School Equivalency (GED®) preparations courses
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Digital and financial literacy skills
Location:
Stella Walsh - T, TH - 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Clark - M, W - 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Adults
Description:

Tri-C Aspire provides high-quality free adult education to individuals who need:

  • Adult skills refresher courses
  • High School Equivalency (GED®) preparations courses
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Digital and financial literacy skills
Location:
Earle B. Turner - T, TH - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Glenville - M, T - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 10 - 12
Description:

Assistance understanding and completing the college and CTE application process. Financial aid guidance including assistance completing FAFSA forms and financial literacy. College and Career exploration activities including college tours and post-secondary career technical education (CTE) enrollment assistance.

Location:
Glenville - W, TH - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Ages 13 - 17
Description:

Interested in learning how to start a business? From ideation to implementation, participants ages 13-17 go through the process of creating a product and promoting their concept during Young Entrepreneur Pop Up Shop!

Location:
Lonnie Burten - T - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 3 - 7
Description:

Youth will analyze how living things are best adapted to survive within particular ecosystems. Through hands-on experiments, participants in grades 6 – 8 will investigate the different ways that humans produce power, and compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable resources. Participants will visit the museum week 5 and week 10.

Location:
Estabrook - One Week program: M, T, W, TH, Sat - TBD
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K - 8
Description:

K-8 participants will engage in multiple hands-on activities related to Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Participants will participate in activities designed to encourage creativity and self-efficacy. Program includes a Saturday visit to the museum with their families.

Location:
Michael Zone - F - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 5 - 8
Description:

This program will introduce youth in grades 5 – 8 to engineering concepts focused on math, science and literacy through project based learning activities. Youth will form teams that will compete with the projects they have completed.

Location:
Stella Walsh - M, T, W, TH, F - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (9/16 - 9/27 or 10/28 - 11/8), Michael Zone - M, T, W, TH, F - 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (10/7 - 10/18 or 10/28 - 11/8)
Participants: Coed Adults 16+
Description:

Youth and young adults ages 16 and up will be afforded job and career readiness training,  assistance with job placement and coaching support; plus job retention and career advancement coaching services with possible opportunities for work experience or technical training. Job readiness workshops will be two weeks in length; 3 hours per day for a total of 30 hours of training.  Staff will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. for drop-in individual counseling and support on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes offered in two week sessions:

September 16 – 27 Monday through Friday 3 hours a day
October 7 – 18 Monday through Friday 3 hours a day
October 28 Monday through Friday 3 hours a day

A Community Development Specialist will be located at the NR&RC on Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 9 – November 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Drop in or make an appointment to learn about opportunities and resources available for you.

Location:
Thurgood Marshall - W - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 6 - 8
Description:

Youth will analyze how living things are best adapted to survive within particular ecosystems. Through hands-on experiments, participants in grades 6 – 8 will investigate the different ways that humans produce power, and compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable resources. Participants will visit the museum week 5 and week 10.

Location:
Youth in grades K - 2: Gunning - TH - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Youth in grades 3 - 5: Gunning - TH - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Youth in grades 6 - 8: Gunning - T - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Youth in grades 9 - 12: Gunning - T - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K - 12
Description:

Youth will receive tutoring based on their individual needs for current homework and any testing challenges. Reach Success will administer learning assessments and address primary personal and educational barriers. Students will engage one with their personal success coach, utilizing individualized learning. Focused attention will be paid to 504 plans or IEP’s. Participants are scheduled by grade levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Location:
Lonnie Burten - M, W - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 4 - 8
Description:

This is an engaging, effective and efficient reading and mathematics intervention program to help students in grades 4 - 8 catch up, keep up, and get ahead. The program utilizes research-based methodologies that have been proven effective in addressing the needs of students who are struggling academically, including an instructional approach that combines small groups, differentiated instruction, cooperative learning, a student motivation system and parent involvement.

Location:
Collinwood - M, W - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 6 - 12
Description:

Algebra Edge is a mathematics mastery program helps youth in grades 6 – 12 build the critical skills needed for higher level math. The program utilizes gamification and brain-boosting activities to help students solve math problems in engaging ways.

Location:
Zelma George - TH - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 6 - 8
Description:

This technopreneur training program will engage middle school students (grades 6 – 8) in technology workshops that include coding and photography. Youth are presented with business management and entrepreneurship training and develop team projects.

Fun and Games

Location:
Hamilton - M, W - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Stella Walsh - M, W - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Cory - T, TH - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Cudell - T, TH - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Ages 5+
Description:

Learn the game of chess while enhancing your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Youth ages 5 and above will thrive as they become independent thinkers and strategists.

Life Enhancement

Location:
Collinwood - TH, S - Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Ages 11 - 18
Description:

The Café provides tutoring, cultural experiences and opportunities for personal growth through mentoring, asset building and health and wellness programming for youth ages 11 - 18.

Location:
Glenville - T - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Clark - TH - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Adults
Description:

Get in shape by participating in one of the most efficient beneficial forms of exercise, powered by Fit Circuit. Adult participants will be instructed through 8-10 different exercise stations which will work various muscle groups, completing 4 circuits in each training session.

Location:
Collinwood - W - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Participants: Coed Senior Citizens
Description:

Older adults (60+) who would like to reduce social isolation and better understand the growing tech and digital device world are encouraged to enroll in this exciting class. Adults will learn to connect with an array of content that includes health related topics, education, cultural experiences, exercise, music and games.

Location:
Ken Johnson - W - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Halloran - M - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 6 - 12
Description:

This introductory program will provide youth in grades 6 – 12 basic instruction in photography. Participants will learn basic camera operation, lighting, special techniques and image editing on Photoshop.

Location:
Zelma George - T - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Ages 8 - 17
Description:

Grief and toxic stress group counseling support will be offered to youth who have experienced stresses, traumas and losses in their lives that are having a negative impact on their overall well-being. Youth ages 8 – 17 are encouraged to participate in two groups: 8 – 12 and 13 – 17.

Location:
Lonnie Burten - F - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Adults
Description:

Are you ready to reclaim your health and kick the smoking habit? This evidence based program will utilize video and audio aids to help participants in their quest to quit smoking.

Location:
Clark - T, TH - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K - 3
Description:

Is your K-3 child struggling with reading? This tutoring program provides intensive tutoring using a fun, comprehensive and highly effective curriculum that uses cards, colors, patterns, memory and association to teach reading and writing.

Location:
Gunning - F - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Adults
Description:

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga support emotional regulation, stabilization and skill building for adults dealing with trauma. This type of yoga emphasizes present-state awareness and the opportunity to make choices that support make choices that support well-being.

Performing and Fine Arts

Location:
Ages 8 - 11: Fairfax - T - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ages 12 - 18: Fairfax - F - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ages 8 - 11: Cudell Fine Arts - M - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ages 12 - 18: Cudell Fine Arts - TH - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Ages 8 - 18
Description:

Bucket Drumming participants will learn fundamental techniques and comprehensive rhythms through call and response training. The program will culminate in a performance for friends, family and the Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center community. Participants will be scheduled in two groups: ages 8 – 11 and 12-18.

Location:
Collinwood - W - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Estabrook - T - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K - 8
Description:

Youth in grades K – 8 will participate in a theater education program which draws on lessons from social emotional learning theories, trauma-informed care and evidence-based literacy. Learning activities will take place through theater integrated lessons and self-curated learning labs.

Location:
Earle B. Turner - W - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Stella Walsh - T - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Fairfax - M - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Thurgood Marshall - TH - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K - 12
Description:

EBT and Thurgood Marshall: Multi-media Arts Workshop - each week we will be exploring a different art material, ceramics, paintings, upcycling, stenciling, t-shirt design, and jewelry making are some of the projects scheduled for this workshop!

Stella Walsh: Spoken Word Workshop – Let’s Get Animated: This course is suitable for all ages and will focus on the power of self-expression through writing and performance with a concentration on animation, students will get to study and discuss their favorite cartoon or comic characters while learning poetic forms and creating a spoken word piece of their own!

Fairfax: Theatre Workshop- Through improvised theatre games, techniques and exercises, youth will learn to create their own theatre pieces and bring their own unique voice to playwrights and poets of the past. These workshops are designed for grades 4th-8th graders.

Location:
Youth in grades 3 - 5: Clark - M, W - 5:00 - 6:00, Youth in grades 6 - 8: Michael Zone - M, W - 3:30 - 4:30, Youth in grades 3 - 5: Sterling - M, W - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Youth in grades 6 - 8: Sterling - M, W - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 3 - 8
Description:

Creative expression activities encourage youth to explore a range of literary arts. Participants will experience writing poetry, plays, comics, 'Zines and puppet shows. A culminating event will showcase and celebrate their work. Participants are grouped into two sections: grades 3 – 5 and grades 6 – 8.

Location:
Clark - M - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed All Ages
Description:

These workshops celebrate the cultural diversity of Cleveland through the visual arts. The first 5 weeks, participants will learn about the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition and create unique costumes or life-size puppets. The next two weeks will be devoted to decorating sugar skulls with intricate patterns with icing. During the final three weeks of the fall session, participants will learn about Dwali, one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, and create clay lanterns that symbolize the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

Location:
Ages 8 - 11: Hamilton - M - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ages 12 - 18: Hamilton - W - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ages 8 - 11: Michael Zone - T - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ages 12 - 18: Michael Zone - TH - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Ages 8 - 18
Description:

This high-energy dance class will teach participants a mix of Hip-Hop, Modern, Social and African dance forms. The program will culminate in a performance for friends, family and the NR&EC community family. Dancers are grouped into two sections: Ages 8 – 11 and 12-18.

Location:
John F. Kennedy - TH - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Fairfax - T - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Central - W - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Cudell - F - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Ages 5 - 15
Description:

Fierce, fun & energized, this class blends jazz dance and various popular dance styles! This all-levels and all-abilities class for youth ages 5-15 meets once per week for one hour. Dancing Wheels is equipped to support youth with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Location:
Estabrook - M, T, W, TH, F - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Coed Ages 8 - 11
Description:

Youth ages 8 – 11 with a serious interest in learning to play the violin will participate in an intensive series of violin lessons. Daily lessons will prepare them for the variety of public performances they will experience. Violins are provided for in-class use.

Location:
Lonnie Burten - TH - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Collinwood - F - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Clark - T - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Cudell Fine Arts - W - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K - 12
Description:

Youth in grades K – 12 will study and learn ballet. Classes will include ballet instruction, rehearsals and wellness workshops for healthy habits. The program also includes an exploration of the connection between classic literature and ballet.

Play Ball

There are no Winter activities scheduled at this time.

Registration date(s):
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location:
Estabrook Recreation Center, 4125 Fulton Road
Contact:
Tim Wells at (216) 664-2346
Participants: Coed
Description:

The Cleveland Division of Recreation is now accepting adult softball team entries.

Team Entries are being accepted at Estabrook Recreation Center, 4125 Fulton Road on the dates listed below:

Wednesday March 20 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday March 30 from 11 a.m. – noon
Saturday April 6 from 11 a.m. - noon

The leagues offered are doubleheader leagues.

Sunday Mens DH at Brookside / some Gordon
Wednesday Mens DH at Brookside / some Gordon
Friday Coed DH at Brookside

For any questions – Please call Tim Wells at (216) 664-2346

Education and Career

Location:
Earle B. Turner- Monday & Wednesday 4-6 PM EBT-ACT-104 and 6-8 pm EBT-CCE-105, Gunning- Monday & Wednesday 4-6 PM GNG-ACT-104 and 2-4 PM GNG-CCE-105
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 10-12
Description:

Youth will engage in intensive ACT/SAT test prep tutoring to better prepare them to meet the demands of college entrance and Ohio graduation requirements.

Huntington ACT/SAT Program

Earle B. Turner

    • Dates:  May 28, 2019 to June 26, 2019
    • Days:  Monday and Wednesday
    • Due to the holiday, the first session will be held on a Tuesday.
    • Practice Test will be given Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Post-test will be given Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Gunning

    • Dates:  July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019
    • Days:  Monday and Wednesday
    • Practice Test will be given Saturday, June 29, 2019; 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Post-test will be given Saturday, July 27, 2019; 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Registration required.

Location:
Fairfax-FX-TRC-118, Estabrook-ESB-TRC-118
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Adults
Description:

Program is designed to provide adults GED preparation, English as a Second Language instruction, digital and financial literacy skills.

Registration required.

Information Sessions:

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Estabrook

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (11 – 12 presentation, 12 – 1 question & answer)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (5-6 presentation, 6-7 question & answer)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Fairfax

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (11 – 12 presentation, 12 – 1 question & answer)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (5-6 presentation, 6-7 question & answer)

Orientation Sessions for Tri-C/Aspire

Estabrook and Fairfax

ESL:   Monday, June 3  OR  Wednesday, June 5  5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
GED:  Tuesday, June 4 AND Thursday, June 6    5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tri-C/Aspire Class Sessions

Fairfax:  GED    5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.     T & TH      June 10 – August 16
Estabrook:   ESL      5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.      M & W      June 10 – August 16
Estabrook:   GED    5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.      T & TH      June 10 – August 16

Location:
Earle B. Turner (Monday & Wednesday 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. EBT-CCE-105), Gunning (Monday & Wednesday 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. GNG-CCE-105)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 6 – 12
Description:

Assistance understanding and completing the college and CTE application process. Financial aid guidance including assistance completing FAFSA forms and financial literacy. College and Career exploration activities including college tours and post-secondary career technical education (CTE) enrollment assistance.

 

Location:
Fairfax (FX-CRT-116), Estabrook (ESB-CRT-116)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Ages 16 and older
Description:
  • Youth and adults ages 16 and up will be afforded job and career readiness training; work experience or technical training, assistance with job placement and coaching support; and job retention and career advancement coaching services.
  • Job readiness workshops will be two weeks in length: 3 hours per day for a total of 30 hours of training.
  • Staff will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for drop-in individual counseling and support on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • No registration required

Fairfax:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     M – F       June 10 – June 21  
Estabrook:   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    M – F      June 10 – June 21

Participants: Coed 16-18 years old
Description:

Mayor Jackson’s Summer Youth Internship Program and Youth Opportunities Unlimited have partnered to provide 20 high schoolers with a six-week paid internship experience with the City of Cleveland. Selected students will participate in career exploration activities that align with their career interest and post-secondary education goals. The program will enable students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and the internship workshops to a professional work environment.

Those interested may apply online here: http://bit.ly/cityofcleinternship

The application should be filled out as soon as possible, as time is of the essence and there are a limited number of openings.

Location:
Lonnie Burton
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K-8
Description:

Youth in grades K-8 will engage in multiple hands-on activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The one week program is designed to reinforce STEM concepts and encourage creativity and self-efficacy among students. In addition, programming includes a day of hands-on exploration and experimentation for youth and their families at the Great Lakes Science Center.

Dates and Times:

    • Monday, July 22, 2019 through Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Friday July 26, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students will transported from Lonnie Burton to and from the museum.

Revolving Family Passes - one pass will be housed at each of the 22 recreation centers that will enable youth and their families to visit the Great Lakes Science Center free of charge.

Registration is required.

Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 9-12
Description:

Through a collaboration with Youth Opportunities Unlimited, the City of Cleveland will fund the following: 230 Summer Jobs for youth in grades 9-12 and 20 paid internships for youth in grades 10, 11 and 12. Participants will receive career planning, job and career readiness and mentor support.

Summer job applications can be obtained and submitted through Y.O.U. at www.youthopportunities.org

 

Location:
Glenville Monday - Friday 1:30P.M. - 5:00 P.M. GLV-UDP-106
Contact:
216-664-2241
Participants: Youth
Description:

During this 3-week program, youth will engage in hands-on, on-site workshops in which they’ll explore their neighborhoods, identify and design physical improvements to parks and public spaces and construct these improvements on-site as temporary or permanent installations. Participating youth will receive design, construction and safety training, as well as a stipend for their participation in this effort.

Applications will be submitted online through Kent State University.

 

Fun and Games

Participants: Coed Seniors
Description:

Event date(s):
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Location:
Cudell Recreation Center, 10013 Detroit Ave
Contact:
216.664.4183
Participants: Family Fun!
Description:

This annual event runs from 2 to 5pm. This is a celebration of insects and their relatives, and is designed for children of all ages. BugFest introduces insects to the community in a friendly way.

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Event date(s):
Monday, July 23, 2018
Location:
Cudell Recreation Center, 10013 Detroit Ave
Contact:
216.664.4183
Participants: Family Fun!
Description:

From 1 to 3pm: This is a FREE public sidewalk chalk drawing event. Patrons are provided with buckets of chalk, giving everyone the opportunity to show off their artistic abilities on a cement canvas. The festival will include face painting, music, snow cones and a collaborative piece that everyone can participate in. There will be candy and prizes for participants as well.

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Location:
Cory- Tuesday or Thursday 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. CR-PWC-100, Hamilton Tuesday or Thursday 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. HMT-PWC-100, Stella Walsh Monday or Wednesday 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. STW-PWC-100, Zelma George Monday or Wednesday 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. ZG-PWC-100
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Youth ages 5 and older
Description:

Youth will learn the game of chess while enhancing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Location:
Washington Park on E. 49th and Fleet, Tuesday through Tursday from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, The City of Cleveland has three pick up locations which are Zelma George, Gunning and Glenville
Location/Contact:

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

Contact:
Ashley Jackson at 216-664-2346.
Participants: Coed 8-17
Description:

The Jr. Golf program is not just about youth learning the game of golf. Youth learn sportsmanship, intergrity, respect, confidence, perserverance and honesty.

The City of Cleveland has three pick up locations which are Zelma George, Gunning and Glenville. If a child will be transported by a city employee, parents need to have their child at the transportation site by 12 P.M. All kids will arrive back to the site by 3 P.M. Permission slips are required, though registration is not necessary.

Contact:
Fallon Peterson at 216-664-4383 or fpeterson@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Seniors
Description:

Silver Spokes Classes

Join us as we partner with Bike Cleveland to try accessible bikes and learn the rules of the road for both cyclists and drivers. Call to register. FREE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019
Collinwood Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center
16300 Lakeshore Blvd
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
Estabrook Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center
4125 Fulton Road
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019
League Park
6601 Lexington Ave.
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Silver Spokes Bike Rides

Join us as we bike through Cleveland’s neighborhood. You are encouraged to bring your bike, however we will have some available for us. Call to register. FREE

Gunning June 6 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Luke Easter Park June 13 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

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Registration date(s):
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Monday, May 20, 2019
Event date(s):
Monday, June 3, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Location:
Camp Forbes, 25440 Harvard Ave
Contact:
216.263.5325
Participants: Coed Ages 9-13
Description:

Camp Forbes is a fully-functional residential camp for children ages 9-13. Camp is offered for eight weeks with 100 children attending each week. Camp Forbes is situated on approximately 33 acres of land in the lush woodlands of Highland Hills. It has 10 cabins, a dining hall, administrative building, an outdoor pool and a pond. Activities include boating, arts & crafts, nature activities, swimming, tent camping, hiking, flag-raising and fishing.

To attend camp you must be a City of Cleveland resident. Proof of residency (utility bill, magazine subscription, or mortgage or lease agreement), child’s birth certificate or a copy of immunization records that includes the child’s date of birth are required.

(No program week of July 1st).

Applications: Can be completed at any Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center beginning March 1 through May 20, 2019 or at Camp George Forbes through June 14. Participation is free.

Event date(s):
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to Saturday, August 10, 2019
Location/Contact:

Earle B. Turner, Thurgood Marshall, Fairfax, Michael Zone, Lonnie Burten, Zelma George, Cudell and Glenville Recreation Centers

Contact:
(216) 664-3987
Participants: All ages
Description:

The City of Cleveland Division of Recreation announced the return of its Cleveland Nights Extended Hours Program, an initiative designed to offer the City’s young people a safe space during evening hours. Eight Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers (NRRC) will host the program from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays.

Programming includes organized basketball or other team sport games; game room activities; open computer labs; open swim for all ages; open weight/fitness room for adults or youth accompanied by parent/guardian; and open life-skills dialogue sessions. Along with center instructors and volunteers, the Cleveland Division of Police and members of the Peace Makers Alliance will be on-site throughout the evening.

The program is part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults’ efforts to address youth violence as a public health issue. In 2019, Mayor Jackson rebranded the City’s 22 recreation centers to Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers which now offer enhanced intergenerational programming and resources that more holistically meet the needs of residents, especially youth and young adults.

Location:
Earle B. Turner (Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EBT-AS-101), Glenville (Monday & Wednesday 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. GLV-AS-101), Ken Johnson (Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. KJ-AS-101), Michael Zone (Monday & Wednesday 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. MZ-AS-101)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 3-5
Description:

Youth will learn and play the game of soccer, while at the same time engage in activities that will strengthen their writing and speaking skills. In addition, participants will complete a service-learning project.

Registration Required

Life Enhancement

Participants: Coed Seniors
Description:

Join us as we connect seniors to programs and services, provide application assistance, help with benefits and resources, and give information, education, and support, as well as connect to community resources.  Recreation Center schedules can be found here. 

Location:
Fairfax (FX-OGS-117), Estabrook (ESB-OGS-117)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Adults 18 and over
Description:

This program is 3 week program aimed at serving adults 18 and over who are struggling financially. The program aims to empower participants and provides them with the tools required to move from poverty to self-sufficiency. Sessions combine concrete skill-building activities related to career development, soft skills and job readiness with exercises designed to help participants navigate barriers in their personal lives, identify resources and envision a brighter future for themselves and their families.

Registration required.

Class Schedules
Ohio Guidestone

Fairfax:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    M – F      June 10 – June 28
Estabrook:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.       M – F      July 8 – July 26

Location:
Zelma George ZG-BBK-109
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth ages 8-17
Description:

Grief and toxic stress group counseling support will be offered to youth who have experienced stresses, traumas and losses in their lives that are having a negative impact on their overall well-being.

The program targets youth ages 8-17. Groups are conducted in the following age groups: 8-10 years old, 11-13 years old and 14-17 years old.

    • Dates:  May 28, 2019 to August 2, 2019
    • Days: Tuesdays for youth ages 8 – 12, Thursdays for youth ages 13 – 17
    • Time:  5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location:
Fairfax- May 8 - June 26 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M., Cudell- May 10 - June 28 1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Contact:
216-664-4383
Participants: Coed Seniors
Description:

This class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Call to register. FREE

Location:
Sterling- 1st Wednesday of the Month 2:30 P.M., Cudell- 3rd Thursday of the Month 9:30 A.M.
Contact:
216-664-4383
Participants: Coed Seniors
Description:

Partnering with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank – come out and get some delicious and nutritious produce! Just bring your ID.

Description:

Contact:
216-664-4383
Participants: Coed Seniors
Description:

A great way to get active, meet new friends and explore our beautiful parks. All fitness levels are welcome – walk at your own pace! Call to register. All walks begin at 10:00 A.M.

    • League Park June 19 10:00 A.M.
    • Michael Zone Walking Trail June 26 10:00 A.M.
    • Zelma George Track July 10 10:00 A.M.
    • Halloran Park July 17 10:00 A.M.
    • Collinwood Walking Trail July 24 10:00 A.M.
    • Fairfax August 7 10:00 A.M.
    • Novak Park August 14 10:00 A.M.
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Performing and Fine Arts

Location:
Clark (Friday 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. CLK-PT-107), Collinwood (Friday 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. CNW-PT-107), Cudell Fine Arts (Wednesday 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. CFA-PT-107), Lonnie Burten (Thursday 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. LB-PT-107)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth ages 5-18
Description:

Youth in grades K-12 will study and learn ballet. Classes will include ballet instruction, rehearsals and wellness workshops for healthy habits. The program also includes an exploration of the connection between classic literature and ballet. Participants will meet one hour per week for instruction.

Registration required.

Location:
Collinwood (Wednesday 1 PM – 2 PM CNW-CPH-111), Estabrook (Tuesday 4 PM – 5 PM ESB-CPH-111)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K – 8
Description:

Theater education program which draws on lessons from social emotional learning theories, trauma-informed care and evidence-based literacy. Learning activities will take place through theater integrated lessons and self-curated learning labs

Registration required.

Location:
Cleveland Public Theater: Monday thru Friday CPT-114
Contact:
216-631-2727 ext. 207 or fhargate@cptonline to audition
Participants: Coed Youth ages 7-9 and 10 – 14
Description:

Participants will learn acting fundamentals, storytelling methods and ensemble play creation. 

Audition required.

Location:
Central (Wednesday 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. CN-DW-102), Cudell (Friday 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. CDL-DW-102), JFK (Thursday 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. JFK-DW-102), Thurgood (Tuesday 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. TGD-DW-102)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth ages 5-15
Description:

Youth ages 5-15 will learn different genres of dance - beginning with hip-hop and jazz funk. This provider also is equipped to support youth with cognitive and physical disabilities. Youth will meet once per week for 60-minute classes.

Registration required.

Location:
Collinwood- Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. CNW-ECN-112
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Teens ages 14-18
Description:

Teens, ages 14-18, will learn about drug and alcohol prevention through theater.

Registration Required

Event date(s):
Monday, June 17, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Location:
Karamu House: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm KMH-113
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth in grades 6 – 12
Description:

This is a sequential, skills based, rigorous performing arts classes that will include dance, drama and vocal music.  Parents/families are also welcome and encouraged to participate.  This is a 7 week program.

Participants will be provided breakfast, lunch and a snack.

Registration is required.

Event date(s):
Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, August 9, 2019
Contact:
Rosa Casiano at 216-664-2014
Participants: Coed 8 to 18
Description:

Showagon is the City of Cleveland’s summer performing arts troupe made up of young people from all parts of the City. Youth ages 8-18 dance, sing, act and perform poetry on the Showagon stage. The Showagon troupe performs at festivals, recreation centers and community events throughout the summer.

The nine-week program begins June 24th through August 9th. The first two weeks are dedicated to rehearsals, and the last seven to performances. Once up and running, the Showagon troupe performs four to five times each week. Our young participants gain invaluable experience that helps them become poised and polished performers.

During the rehearsal phase of the program, talented Showagon staff members work with dancers, singers, and poets before they are ready to take the stage. A vocal coach teaches vocal techniques and helps youth select songs appropriate for the show; our choreographer stages exhilarating dance numbers with classy costumes.

Location:
Earle B. Turner (Wednesdays 3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. EBT-AIL-108), Fairfax (Mondays 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. FF-AIL-108), Michael Zone (Tuesdays 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. MZ-AIL-108), Thurgood (Thursdays 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. THG-AIL-108)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth in grades K-12
Description:

Performing arts program will include performance poetry and hip-hop music design. Visual arts program will include photography and mural creation/design.

Registration required

Play Ball

Event date(s):
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Location/Contact:

Sign up at your local Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center beginning March 1, 2019

Contact:
Tim Wells at 216.664.2346
Participants: Coed Ages 13-15
Description:

Tuesday & Thursday

Registration date(s):
Friday, April 12, 2019
Event date(s):
Monday, June 3, 2019 to Monday, July 22, 2019
Location/Contact:

Sign up at your local Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center beginning March 1, 2019

Contact:
Tim Wells at 216.664.2346
Participants: Coed Ages 16-18
Description:

Monday & Wednesday

Registration date(s):
Monday, March 18, 2019 to Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Event date(s):
Monday, May 13, 2019 to Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Contact:
Tim Wells at 216.664.2346
Participants: 8-13 as of May 1, 2019
Description:

All league participants must register online here: CBF Online Registration

Games are played on Mondays & Wednesdays

Additional information

Event date(s):
Monday, June 10, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019
Location/Contact:

Sign up at your local Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center beginning March 1, 2019

Contact:
Tim Wells at 216.664.2346
Participants: Coed Ages 5-7 & 8-11
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.

Location/Contact:

Registration is held at all recreation centers.

Contact:
Ashley Jackson at 216.664.2014
Participants: Girls Ages 16-18
Contact:
League Administrator 216.664.2346
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.

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.

Pools and Playgrounds

Registration date(s):
Friday, April 12, 2019
Event date(s):
Friday, April 12, 2019
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth ages 8-18
Description:
  • Classes are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays; 12 P.M. - 12:45 P.M.
  • Session I begins: June 26, 28 — July 3, 5, 10, 12
  • Session II begins: July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 — August 2
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:

There are a total of 21 outdoor city pools including Camp Forbes. Outdoor pool operating hours are Wednesday — Sunday; 12 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Closed Monday and Tuesday). If the weather is 85 degrees and higher on Mondays and Tuesdays, the outdoor pools are open.

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Event date(s):
Monday, June 10, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019
Contact:
(216) 664-2570
Participants: All ages
Description:

The City of Cleveland staffs 25 playgrounds during the summer. Youth attending these sites can participate in organized board games, sport games, tournaments, arts and crafts and field trips to the Zoo, Edgewater Beach, Skating, The Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland Cinemas, Cleveland Indians games and even Cedar Point. Children are welcome to drop-in or participate daily. All of the programs and activities are free.

The playground special events calendar can be found on the City of Cleveland website, City Hall Room 8 and Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers. 

The Summer Playground Program begins June 10th through August 2nd. (Closed on Thursday, July 4th, 2019) Monday - Friday; 9 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Staffed Sites include:

East Side Sites West Side Sites
Luke Easter Park
Ken Johnson Park
Easton Park
Glendale Park
Arthur Johnston Park
Kossuth Artha Woods Park
Thurgood Marshall Park
Sam Miller Park
James 0. Johnson Park
Duggan Park
Mark Tromba Park Lonnie Burten Park
Fairview Park
Herman Park
Hyacinth Park
Trent Park
Roberto Clemente
Michael J. Zone Park
Crossburn Park
Archmere Park
Impett Park
Mercedes Cotner
Park Halloran Park
Jefferson Park
Location:
Kerruish (East) and Impett (West)
Contact:
(216) 664-2241 or RecInfo@city.cleveland.oh.us
Participants: Coed Youth ages 8-18.
Description:
  • Swim Team classes are offered on Thursdays; 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  • Swim Team pratice begins: June 20, 27 — July 11, 18, 25.
  • Swim Meets are: July 7, 14; 5 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  • District Meet: Sunday, July 21st Swim Finals: Friday, August 2nd
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