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 Kids Playing on Basketball Courtthe 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.

  1. Basketball Court
  2. Batting Cages
  3. Sand Volleyball Court
  4. Skatepark
  5. Sledding Hill
  6. Tennis Courts

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 a.m. to 7 p.m. or dusk if earlier
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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.