Cleveland's Department of Parks, Recreation and Properties manages over 150 parks, playgrounds, and green spaces. Twenty five playgrounds are staffed seasonally with Division of Recreation employees. Instructors provide a variety of outdoor games and arts & crafts projects.
Some playgrounds have spray basins which are like giant water sprinklers. These are turned on in the summer when the temperature reaches 80 degrees. Other water features include pools, water slides and water playgrounds.
Dog park, cricket field, skatepark, bocce ball court and golf courses can also be found at various City-managed properties. In addition, there are several community and formal gardens, structures including shelters and gazebos, football and soccer fields and tennis courts.
Youth who participate in playground or recreation center activities are eligible for field trips to the zoo and other special events throughout the city free of charge, with parental permission.