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.

  • Health Food Truck Visiting Recreation Centers This Summer

    The Cleveland Food Bank will be passing out healthy produce and Jimmy John's sandwiches at several recreation centers and other venues now until early August. There will be agencies on hand to assist attendees with SNAP applications, Medicaid enrollment, and signing up for free cell phones. Locations and details are available on the city events calendar.

  • Free Summer Meals for Kids Ages 18 and Under

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the Cleveland Division of Recreation today announce the 2017 Summer Food Service Program for Children. The program is at all City recreation centers and partner locations throughout the City. There is no charge to families or children to participate.

  • Seasonal Recreation Activities Information Now Posted Online

    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 new Seasonal Activities page.

  • 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. 

  • 6/29: Bug Fest at Cudell Fine Arts Promises Great Family Fun!

    This annual event features live grasshopper races. There will be games and prizes, and all are welcome to this free event. 

  • Stay Safe & Beat The Heat in CLE with These Tips

    When temperatures rise to 85 degrees or higher, the City of Cleveland will open its 22 outdoor pools no matter the day of the week. City outdoor pools are open from the second weekend in June through the second weekend in August, Wednesdays thru Sundays from noon until 7:30pm The City also operates 19 indoor pools at its recreation centers.

  • 2017 Senior Summer Walk Series

    The Cleveland Department of Aging has partnered with the Division of Recreation to offer four community walks at beautiful Cleveland parks and recreation centers. This is a great way to get active, meet new friends and have fun! All walkers will be entered into a raffle. All fitness levels may participate!

  • 8/11: Saying Goodbye to Summer at Cudell's Summer Cook Out

    Cudell Fine Arts will be saying goodbye to the summer and all are invited to enjoy good food and great company.

  • 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.

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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