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Seasonal Jobs
Applications are being accepted for the following positions:
Pool Manager
Assistant Pool Manager
Lifeguard
Pool Cashier
Concession Clerk
Summer Laborer
Youth Baseball/Softball Umpire or Scorekeeper

Part-time and Seasonal Employment Application

Submit applications in person or via mail:
Parma Recreation Department
7335 Ridge Road
Parma, Ohio 44129

Program Guide

Online Registration

The following links are PDF files and will open in a new browser window.

 

 
Figure Skating Lessons
 

Seasons: Fall & Winter

2023-2024 Open Skating Season

Learn to Skate Fourth Session 2024

Learn to Skate Registration Form

Online Registration

Lindsay’s Law

       
 
Youth Baseball/Softball  
 

Season: Summer
Business sponsors and donations provide nearly 3,000 T-shirts and ball caps for participants.

2024 Youth Baseball/Softball Registration Information

2024 Youth Baseball/Softball Registration Form

Online Registration

Lindsay’s Law

       
  Youth Basketball    

Season: Winter
Grades 1st – 2nd and Grades 3rd – 9th

Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.

       
  Youth Soccer  

Season: Fall
Tikes-N-Spikes through Division 5

2024 Youth Soccer Registration Information

Online Registration

Lindsay’s Law

       
  Tennis Lessons   

Season: First Session in June; second session in July
Ages 4 – Adult
First and second sessions held at Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts.

2024 Tennis Lessons

       
  Adult Softball Teams   

Seasons: Summer & Fall
Men’s & Coed Leagues
About 80 adult softball teams participate in weekday and evening leagues.
Games are played at James Day Park.

Adult Softball 2024 Registration Information and Form

Online Registration

       
  Adult Volleyball Teams  

Season: October through April
Women’s & Coed Leagues

Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.

       
  Girls Youth Volleyball  

Season: September through October
Grades 6th – 8th and Grades 9th – 11th

Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.

       
  Adult Basketball Teams    

Season: Winter
Adult League

Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.

       
  High School Basketball Teams   

Season: Winter
Grades 9th & 10th and Grades 11th & 12th

Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.

       
  Parma Pride   

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

Parma Pride Baseball Registration Information and Form

Online Registration

Lindsay’s Law

       
  Pools, Pool Passes and Swim Team   

Pools open daily starting Saturday, June 8, noon to 8:30 p.m., weather permitting

2024 Pool Information

       
 

Recreation Facilities and Locations 

  James Day Park  

11828 West Pleasant Valley Road

  • Warrior Fitness Course: an outdoor course that tests a person’s agility, balance and strength. Learn more.
  • Six diamond softball complexes with concessions
  • Eight-field soccer complex
  • Gaga ball pit
  • Nine-hole miniature golf course
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Bocce ball courts
  • Health course and exercise equipment
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Playground and picnic area
  • Gazebo with electricity
  • Rentable pavilion
  Anthony Zielinski Park

7620 West Ridgewood Drive

  • Outdoor gazebo
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area 
  • Parma Splash Pad
  • Summer band concerts
  Splash Pad Anthony Zielinski Park
7620 West Ridgewood Drive
Memorial Day  Labor Day
11 a.m.  8 p.m., daily, weather permitting

Splash Pad Rules and Regulations

No animals allowed at Splash Pad.

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

The Splash Pad was partially funded through a donation to the Recreation Department. The area also includes restrooms, a pavilion and playground.
 
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 are permitted. For more information, contact 440-885-8144. 

NOTE: Entry to the Splash Pad parking lot is off Ridgewood Lake 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: www.golfridgewoodohio.com

Ridgewood Course Rates

  • 18-hole golf course with Pro Shop
  • Open in spring, summer and fall (weather permitting)
  Outdoor Swimming Pools 

Nike Pool (Open in summer)
12164 West Pleasant Valley Road
440-885-8875

Walters Grove Pool (Open in summer)
4400 Walters Avenue
216-635-0805
 

  Veterans Memorial Park (State Road)  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
  • 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
  Walters Grove Park  4400 Walter Ave.
  • Youth baseball diamond
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  • Outdoor swimming pool
   
  Michael A. Ries Ice Rink 

5000 Forestwood Drive
440-885-8870

  • Open September through April with concessions
  • Home of Parma City School District hockey teams
  • 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
  • Four outdoor pickleball courts
  • One outdoor roller hockey court
  Capt. James Lovell Park  5531 West 24th St.
  • Playground and park benches
  South Park  Snow Road
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  Hollywood Park  West 54th Street and Loya Parkway
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
  Jerry Stano Park (Gerald Park)   Gerald Avenue
  • Playground and picnic/pavilion area  
   

  Selwick Park   Selwick and Arcadia Drives
  • Playground area and park benches
  Green Valley Park  Bonny Boulevard
  • Playground area and park benches
  Sandy Hook Park 

Sandy Hook and Larch Drives

  • Playground area and park benches
  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  

Hours

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

Contact

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

Related Links

Forestwood Skating Club

Junior Golf Program

Parma Baseball & Softball Website

Parma Flyers

Parma Soccer Club