Division of Recreation

National Arts Program at Cudell Fine Arts Center 

The City of Cleveland’s National Arts Program® (NAP) 19th annual exhibit opening reception was held at the Cudell Fine Arts center on West Boulevard. NAP is pleased to provide materials and funding for this visual art exhibit. Artists from City of Cleveland residents, employees and their immediate family members participated and over 300 pieces were exhibited.

The gallery is open for public viewing of the NAP show on weekdays from Noon to 7pm, until March 16th. -More

  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Applications Now Available

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship applications are available to City of Cleveland employees, dependents of City of Cleveland employees, high school seniors graduating from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and high school seniorswho are in the Youth Development Program or involved with the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation. The entry deadline is Sunday, April 29, 2018.

  • Recreation Centers Offering Lifeguard Training Classes

    Clevelanders 15 years and older can become professional American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee employment with the City of Cleveland. Training classes and review courses run through May, 2018.

  • 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.