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Changes Due to COVID-19

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

    - Golfers are allowed only one person to a golf cart. An individual cart will be offered at no additional cost. All carts will be sanitized before each use.

    - No rental clubs will be provided.

    - Golf course staff have raised the hole cup on the greens, which keeps the flags in the cups and will not require golfers to touch the flags.

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

    - Cashiers will operate from a takeout window, minimizing indoor access. Only takeout food and beverages will be available.

    - The clubhouse will only be open for access to the restrooms.

    - Senior Hours: Only golfers age 60 or older may golf from sunrise to 9 a.m.

    - 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 ... 
  • The remaining Youth Basketball season, which only has one game left, has been cancelled.
  • The remaining Youth Basketball season, which has one game left, has been cancelled.
  • The remaining High School Basketball (Class C and Class D) season, which has two games left, has been cancelled.
  • Men’s Basketball (Class B) season has been cancelled.
  • Spring Soccer Divisions 5, 6, and 7 have been cancelled. Refunds will be provided to families as soon as reasonably possible.
  • As conditions allow, all soccer events, practices and games for Tikes N Spikes and Divisions 1-4 are postponed until late summer/early fall. 
  • The Michael A. Ries Ice Rink is closed for the remainder of the season.
  • Youth Baseball/Softball Registration will continue: At this time, there is no in-person registration. Please register online.

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Program Guide

Online Registration

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Figure Skating Lessons

Ages 4 to Adult

Michael A. Ries Ice Rink closed for the remaining season.

Youth Baseball/Softball  

Ages 3 to 19
Season – June through August
Business sponsors and donations provide nearly 3,000 T-shirts and ball caps for participants.
Baseball/Softball Registration Flyer
Baseball/Softball Registration Form

Cardiac Arrest and Lindsay's Law

  Youth Basketball    

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

  Youth Soccer  

Ages 3 to 18 Season 
Postponed until further notice.

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

  Tennis Lessons   

Ages 4 to adult, two sessions June through August at the Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts.

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

  Adult Softball Teams   

Men – Women – Co-ed
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 Softball Application & Flier

  Adult Volleyball Teams   Women – Co-ed
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    

Remaining season suspended.
Men's League
Season – January through March

  High School Basketball Teams   

Remaining season cancelled.
9th & 10th grades and 11th & 12th grades
Season – January through March

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

  Summer Band Concerts 

  Anthony Zielinski Park
June through September  

  Pool Pass and Swimming Lessons   

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

Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day and then on weekends only in September. 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

Gift certificates for sale in Pro Shop.

Check out the course’s website at

Jr. Golf Beginner flyer 
Jr. Golf Intermediate flyer
Ridgewood Course rates
Golf outing rates

  • 18-hole golf course with Pro Shop
  • Open March through November (weather permitting)
  • Clubhouse with snack bar and banquet facilities
  Outdoor Swimming Pools 

Nike Pool
12164 West Pleasant Valley Road

Walters Grove Pool
4400 Walters Avenue

  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

  • 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

  • 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 pickleball 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

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


7335 Ridge Road
Parma, Ohio 44129


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Related Links

Parma Softball Website

Parma Flyers Hockey

Forestwood Skating Club

Parma Soccer Club

Junior Golf League