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Changes Due to COVID-19

  • Updates on summer programs and pools

  • After clarification and reversal from the Ohio Department of Health, the Ridgewood Golf Course reopened April 3.

    - Golf carts now have a shield that separates the riders.

    - No rental clubs will be provided.

    - The course has hands-free hole cups.

    - Rakes and ball-washing stations have been removed from the course.

    - The clubhouse is open but will follow social distancing guidelines.

    - Golfers and staff will be required to follow all social distancing guidelines.

  • Playgrounds are closed because keeping the equipment constantly sanitized is not feasible. Being outdoors while practicing social distancing, however, is fine. Read more ... 
  • As conditions allow, all soccer events, practices and games for Tikes N Spikes and Divisions 1-4 are postponed until late summer/early fall. 

Job Opportunities

 

Program Guide

Online Registration

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Figure Skating Lessons
 

Ages 4 to Adult

Michael A. Ries Ice Rink is closed.

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

       
 
Youth Baseball/Softball  
 

Grades 2nd through 12th
Season – June through August
Business sponsors and donations provide nearly 3,000 T-shirts and ball caps for participants.

Forms
Cardiac Arrest and Lindsay’s Law

       
  Youth Basketball    


Grades 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th and 8th
Season – December through March
T-shirts provided through a P.A.A.F. donation.

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

       
  Youth Soccer  

Ages 3 to 13 

Forms
Youth Soccer Registration Flier
Divisions 1 & 2 Registration
Divisions 3 & 4 Registration
Tikes -N- Spikes Registration
Cardiac Arrest & Lindsay's Law

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

       
  Tennis Lessons   

Ages 4 to Adult
One session in July at Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts.


(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

       
  Adult Softball Teams   

Men – Women – Co-ed’s Leagues
Approximately 100 adult softball teams participate in weekday and Sunday evening leagues.
Games are played at James Day Park and Veterans Memorial Park
Season – summer and fall leagues

       
  Adult Volleyball Teams   Women & Co-ed’s
Weekday Leagues
Season – October through April

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)
       
  Girls Youth Volleyball  

6th, 7th & 8th grades and 9th, 10th & 11th grades
Season – September through October

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

       
  Adult Basketball Teams    

Men’s League
Season – January through March

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

       
  High School Basketball Teams   

9th & 10th grades and 11th & 12th grades
Season – January through March

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

       
  Parma Pride    Canceled
Free adaptive sports and recreational activities for individuals with physical and mental limitations. 


       
  Summer Band Concerts 

  Canceled
Anthony Zielinski Park  

       
  Pool Pass and Swimming Lessons    Pools closed; swim lessons canceled
       
 

Recreation Facilities and Locations 

  James Day Park (Nike Site Park)  

11828 West Pleasant Valley Road

  • Four diamond softball complexes with concessions
  • Eight field soccer complexes
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Hiking and exercise trails   
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  Anthony Zielinski Park

7620 West Ridgewood Drive

  • Outdoor gazebo
  • Fishing at lake 
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area 
  • Parma Splash Pad
  • Summer band concerts
  Parma Splash Pad 7620 West Ridgewood Drive

Splash Pad Rules and Regulations

Not open at this time.

Admission is free, and Splash Pad is open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily.

No animals allowed at Splash Pad

The park may close at the discretion of the Parks & Recreation Department due to special events, maintenance or weather-related issues. Due to large crowds, there are no group events permitted at the Splash Pad. This includes birthday parties, field trips, rentals, etc.

The Splash Pad will close at 5 p.m. to accommodate set-up for summer concerts. Those concert dates have yet to be determined.

The Splash Pad was partially funded through a donation to Parma Recreation Department. The area also includes a concession trailer, restrooms, pavilions and playground. The concession trailer is open daily and is cash only.
 
Everyone utilizing the Splash Pad must adhere to the posted rules and regulations, or they will be asked to leave the premises. NO LARGE GROUPS OR PARTIES PERMITTED. For more information, please contact 440-885-8144. 

NOTE: Entry to the Splash Pad parking lot is off Ridgewood Lakes Drive, which is ONE WAY from West Ridgewood Drive to Ridge Road. Exit from the Splash Pad parking lot is made onto Roycroft Drive, which is ONE WAY from Ridge Road to West Ridgewood Drive.
  Ridgewood Municipal Golf Course 

6505 Ridge Road
440-885-8876

Gift certificates for sale in Pro Shop.

Check out the course’s website at www.golfridgewoodohio.com

Jr. Golf Beginner Program - Canceled
Jr. Golf Intermediate flyer
Ridgewood Course rates
Golf outing rates

  • 18-hole golf course with Pro Shop
  • Open now through November (weather permitting)
  Outdoor Swimming Pools 

Closed
Nike Pool

12164 West Pleasant Valley Road
440-885-8875

Closed
Walters Grove Pool

4400 Walters Avenue
216-635-0805
 

  Veterans Memorial Park (State Road Park)  6328 State Road.
  • Veterans Memorial
  • Six diamond adult and youth baseball and softball complexes with concessions
  • Two sand volleyball courts
  • Lighted outdoor tennis and basketball courts
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  • One-mile hiking and exercise trails
  • Fishing at lake
  • Disc golf – An enjoyable non-contact sport for all ages, free of charge 
  John Petruska Park (Marlborough Park)  

8218 Marlborough Ave.

  • Youth baseball diamond
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  • Outdoor basketball court 
  Walters Grove Park  4400 Walter Ave.
  • Youth baseball diamond
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  Stearns Historical Farm and Society 

6975 Ridge Road
440-845-9770

  • Stearns Homestead: open year round
  • Farmers Market every Saturday, June 24 – Oct. 9 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  Michael A. Ries Ice Rink 

5000 Forestwood Drive
440-885-8870

  • Open September through April with concessions
  • Home of Normandy Invaders and Parma Redmen
  • Youth hockey, figure skating and public sessions

Parma Recreation works in conjunction with the following organizations but is not directly affiliated with them. Please visit the following websites for more information regarding Parma hockey and/or Forestwood Figure Skating Club.

  Michael A. Ries Park 

5000 Forestwood Drive

  • Five diamond youth baseball and softball complexes with concession gazebo
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  • Two outdoor pickle ball courts
  • Two outdoor roller hockey courts
  Capt. James Lovell Park  5531 West 24th St.
  • Playground and park benches
  • Outdoor basketball court  
  South Park  Snow Road
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  • Outdoor basketball court  
  Hollywood Park  West 54th Street and Loya Parkway
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  • Learning garden  
  Jerry Stano Park (Gerald Park)   Gerald Avenue
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area  
  James Hanna Park  Brainard and Windham Roads
  • Playground area and park benches  
  Selwick Park   Selwick and Arcadia Drives
  • Playground area and park benches
  • Outdoor basketball court  
  Green Valley Park  Bonny Boulevard
  • Playground area and park benches
  • Outdoor basketball court  
  Sandy Hook Park 

Sandy Hook and Larch Drives

  • Playground area and park benches
  • Multi-purpose pad
  Bonny Banks Park  Stormes Drive
  • Playground area and park benches
  • Outdoor basketball court  
  Hetzel Park  Hetzel Drive
  • Playground area  
  List Lane Park  List Lane
  • Playground area and park benches  
  Miller Park  Aaron Drive, off Queens Highway
  • Playground area and park benches
  • Multi-purpose pad 
  Glamer Park  Glamer and Schwab Drives
  • Playground area and park benches  

Director of Parks and Recreation

Mickey VittardiMickey Vittardi

Contact Information
Office: 440-885-8144
Fax: 440-885-8068
Email: recreationdepartment@cityofparma-oh.gov

Mickey Vittardi has been a Parma resident for more than 55 years and has more than 28 years experience in the Parma Parks & Recreation Department.

As a supervisor in the department, he initiated and developed the Michael A. Ries Youth Baseball/Softball Complex, which is the first of its kind in northeast Ohio. He has been honored as a member of the Parma Sports Hall of Fame for softball (Class of 2000) and was a member of the 1992 Men’s Class A National Championship softball team. Vittardi was a 2008 inductee into the Greater Cleveland Softball Hall of Fame and a 2009 inductee into the Parma Senior High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

A founding member and present commissioner of the Tri-City Youth Football League, Vittardi was appointed director of Parks & Recreation in 2004.

The philosophy Vittardi institutes in Parma is one of safety, participation and sportsmanship. He encourages active participation and family enjoyment of Parma’s facilities and recreation programs to service all of residents, from youngsters to seniors.


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Hours

Monday – Friday  
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact

7335 Ridge Road
Parma, Ohio 44129
440-885-8144

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Related Links

Parma Softball Website

Parma Flyers Hockey

Forestwood Skating Club

Parma Soccer Club

Junior Golf Program