Recreation Department Inclement Weather Policy
Shaker Heights City Schools Closure: All Recreation Department activities held in school facilities will be cancelled. Thornton Park and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building will remain open and activities will proceed as scheduled.
Shaker Heights City Schools Delayed Opening: Recreation Department activities within school facilities will operate on a normal schedule including Before Care programs. Thornton Park and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building will open on time.
City of Shaker Heights Building Closures: Thornton Park and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building will be closed and activities cancelled.
City of Shaker Heights Delayed Building Openings: Thornton Park and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building will open on a delayed scheduled. For information on closures and delays, refer to shaker.org, the City’s Facebook page, local radio, and TV stations.
The Recreation Department offers a wide range of programming for every season and every age. Make a selection below to learn more.
Youth (Ages 5+)
Pop Up Programs
Pop Up Programs
The Recreation Department is responsible for the Memorial Day Parade and also strives to present special events throughout the year, including the annual 4th of July pool party, pop-up programming, movies, music, and more. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our Rec ENews to stay in the know about these events.
The Lynn Ruffner Recreation for Youth Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships through the Recreation Department. Scholarships are awarded based on qualifying need and can be applied to summer camps. Applications for scholarships are available at Thornton Park. To make a donation, please call Cydney Johnson at 216-491-2580.
Sidewalks and Driveway Aprons
In Shaker Heights, residents are responsible for maintaining their sidewalks and driveway aprons. Sidewalks and driveway aprons are inspected every three years (or when a house is sold). Residents will receive a notice from the City when repairs are necessary. Residents may hire a contractor through the City who will make the repairs, but they will be charged for the work by the Public Works Dept. Residents may also hire their own contractor to make the repairs.
Please download and view the City’s rules and procedures for sidewalk and driveway apron repairs. Questions? Contact Public Works at 491-1490.
Location: Sutton Place & Ashby Road
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Building & Housing Department
The Building & Housing Department was created in December 2017 as a result of a merger between the Building and Housing Inspection Departments. We are working to create a combined presence for the new department on this website, but in the meantime please use the information and links below to find what you're looking for. If you're not sure where to start, please call the Building & Housing Department at 216-491-1460.
3400 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120-3493
216-491-1460 | Email
Select Building for help with:
- Building Permits/Inspections
- New Construction/Renovation - Residential/Commercial
- Business Licenses
- Stop Work Orders
- Building Code Plan Review
- Construction Guidelines & Building Specifications
- List of Registered Contractors
- Commercial Property Maintenance
3450 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120-3629
216-491-1470 | Email
Select Housing for help with:
- Housing Inspections
- Point of Sale (POS)
- Residential Periodic Inspections
- Complaint Inspections
- Rental Inspections
- POS Escrow
- Residential Property Maintenance
- Vacant House/Lot Complaints
- Complaints About Landlords
- Housing Code Compliance
- Inspection Guidelines and Forms
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