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Ready for fun? To get in shape? Or pursue a passion? Throughout the year, the Shaker Heights Recreation Department offers programs for residents of all ages and interests, ranging from fitness to the arts and many things in between. Preschoolers can learn to swim, dance and lots more; school-aged children can participate in summer camp, enrichment classes, and sports leagues. There's plenty for adults and seniors, too. Get started today by viewing our online calendar or browsing our online registration system.
About the Department
The Recreation Department manages the City's recreational facilities, oversees the City's parks and playgrounds, and offers a wide-range of programming, from classes and camps to free pop-up activities around the City.
General Program Information
Learn about the programs the Recreation Department offers for residents of all ages and interests.
The City of Shaker Heights offers two recreational pools, as well as a variety of swim programs for all ages.
The Recreation Department is pleased to partner with Shaker Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) to provide a quality youth hockey program at Thornton Park Ice Arena.
Ice Skating Programs
Skaters of all ages are invited to experience the benefits of skating through the Recreation Department's popular Learn to Skate program.
Pop Up Programs
These programs are designed to bring residents together in the City's many recreational venues, including in our many beautiful City parks.
Find out how to register for various programs from the Parks and Recreation department.
The Shaker Schools Foundation offers two scholarship opportunities that may assist with activities offered through the Shaker Heights Recreation Department. In addition, the Lynn Ruffner Recreation for Youth Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to help Shaker Heights' youth attend summer camp.
The Recreation Department is pleased to host a variety of special events each year, including the Memorial Day Parade, the Annual 4th of July Pool Party, and the Doggie Dip.
Fun is on tap at the many summer camps offered by the Shaker Heights Recreation Department.