Division of Recreation


Cudell Recreation Center Basketball Court Refurbished by Cavs
 

The City of Cleveland’s Cudell Recreation Center has undergone a beautiful refurbishment sponsored by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The court was debuted to children and others at the rec center on April 9th. The Cudell court is the first of 19 slated for refurbishment in the City of Cleveland by the Cavs.

The Cavs pledged to make the improvements as part of the passage of the Q Transformation plan. -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 seniors who 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.

  • Showagon Tryouts for Youth at Recreation Centers

    Youth who dance, sing, act and perform poetry form a summer performing art troupe that appears on a mobile stage unit from early June through August. Kids ages 5 to 17 audition annually in May. The Division of Recreation provides voice instructors and choreographers to enhance talent.

  • Craft Carnival at Cudell Fine Arts Promises Family Fun

    On Thursday June 14th from Noon to 3pm, a festival of games and prizes kicks off the summer for the community. The Bureau of Cultural Arts will present their 2018 summer schedule. This is a free event open to the public.

  • Bug Fest Celebrates Insects- Open to the Public

    Thursday June 28th from 2 to 5pm. This annual event will be held on Thursday June 28th from 2 to 5pm. It's a celebration of insects and their relatives, and designed for children of all ages. The festival will include face painting, music and snow cones for participants.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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