Division of Recreation


Sterling Recreation Gym Floors Refurbished by Cavs 

The City of Cleveland’s Sterling Recreation Center gym floors have gotten a facelift with a refurbishment sponsored by the Cavs. During a July 16 press conference, the refurbished floors of the East Side rec center were debuted by Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Cavs CEO Len Komorski. Kids from the neighborhood were also on hand to check out the new courts.

Sterling is the third of 24 recreation center and high school basketball courts that the Cavs have committed to refurbish in partnership with the City of Cleveland. Earlier this year, the Cavs and City unveiled the renovated courts at Cudell Recreation Center and Earle B. Turner Recreation Center. Work is already underway on the fourth facility. -More


  • Chalk-A-Walk Festival Public Sidewalk Drawing Event, Showagon to Perform

    This is a FREE public sidewalk chalk drawing event on Tuesday July 24th from 1 to 3pm. 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. Showagon will entertain the community to close out the Chalk-A-Walk Festival.

  • City of Cleveland Launches Safe Summer 2018

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson has announced a series of efforts to help Cleveland residents, especially youth, enjoy a safer summer. The announcement follows the start of the City’s outdoor pool season and is also a celebration of the newly renovated Forest Hills Park in the Glenville neighborhood

  • Cleveland Senior Walk Series This Summer

    The Cleveland Department of Aging and the Division of Recreation are sponsoring six walks at scenic parks and recreation centers around Cleveland this summer. Each walk will offer safety tips by Cleveland Police, an opportunity to walk with an EMS Medic, health tips by community partners and a raffle.

  • 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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