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Kids on the basketball court

Seasonal Activities

At Thornton Park, there are so many ways to enjoy being outside any time of year. In the snowy winter months, residents catch chilly thrills on the sledding hills. When the temperatures rise, kids and adults alike practice swinging for the fences in our batting cages, or they can take to the courts — Thornton Park offers outdoor sand volleyball, tennis and basketball. The Skatepark is a popular attraction, too, offering skateboarders and inline skaters a safe place to practice new moves.

Learn more about Thornton Park's seasonal attractions:

Basketball Court
Sand Volleyball Court
Tennis Courts
Batting Cages
Skatepark
Sledding Hill

Basketball Court

Basketball courts are open year-round, weather-permitting. A Basketball Court pass and photo ID are required at all times. Trespassing will result in forfeiture of season pass privileges.

Court Hours
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 7 pm or dusk if earlier
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 am – 8 pm or dusk if earlier

Court Passes
Season basketball passes may be purchased for $5 per resident. Passes are limited to Shaker Heights residents only and proof of residency is required. Passes are nontransferable or refundable. Daily admission fee is $7 per non-resident. Only one non-resident permitted per pass holder. Residents always have priority. Non-resident admissions are not granted between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Sand Volleyball Court

The sand volleyball court located near Thornton Park's Farnsleigh Road entrance is available for use by Shaker residents only. It is available for play April to October, weather-permitting. Hours are weekdays 9 am to dusk, and weekends/holidays 10 am to dusk.

Tennis Courts

The City maintains tennis courts at Thornton Park and at the Shaker Family Center (Sussex). Both are available for use by Shaker residents only from April 1 through October 31. Hours are weekdays 9 am to dusk, and weekends/holidays 10 am to dusk.

Batting Cages

The batting cages at Thornton Park are available for use by Shaker residents only and are open for use May 1 through September 30. Hours are weekdays 9 am to dusk, and weekends/holidays 10 am to dusk.

Skatepark

The Skatepark is open year-round, weather-permitting. A Skatepark pass and photo ID are required at all times. Skaters must wear a helmet. Skate at your own risk. Only skateboards and in-line skates permitted.

Skatepark Hours
April 1 through Labor Day:
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 8 pm or dusk if earlier
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 am – 8 pm or dusk if earlier

Labor Day through March 31:
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 7 pm or dusk if earlier
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 am – 7 pm or dusk if earlier

Skatepark Passes
Season Skatepark passes may be purchased for $5 per resident. Passes are limited to Shaker Heights residents only and proof of residency is required. Passes are nontransferable or refundable. Daily admission fee is $7 per non-resident. Only one non-resident permitted per pass holder. Residents always have priority. Non-resident admissions are not granted between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Sledding Hill

The sledding hill is located on Farnsleigh Road, just east of Warrensville Center Road.

Sledding Hill Rules

    • Use at your own risk. Sledding hill is not supervised.
    • Children ages 10 and under must be supervised by an adult.
    • No snowboards, skis, toboggan or metal runner sleds permitted.
    • Smaller children are encouraged to use small hill.
    • Construction of jumps and moguls is prohibited.
    • Exit bottom of hill promptly.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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