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Program Guide

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Figure Skating Lessons

Season – Fall & Winter

2022-23 Open Skate Flier

Fourth Session Ice Skating Program Registration

Online Registration

Youth Baseball/Softball  

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

Youth Baseball/Softball Flier

Youth Baseball/Softball Application

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 

Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.

  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.

Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.

  Adult Softball Teams   

Season – 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 Mens & Coed Application

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 Application

Lindsay’s Law

  Summer Band Concerts 

  Concerts scheduled indoors at Donna Smallwood Activities Center.

  Pools, Pool Passes and Swim Team   

Pools closed.


Recreation Facilities and Locations 

  James Day Park (Nike Site Park)  

11828 West Pleasant Valley Road

  • 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
  • Warrior Fitness Course
  • 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

Gift certificates for sale in Pro Shop.

Check out the course’s website:

Ridgewood Course Rates
Golf Outing 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

Walters Grove Pool (Open in summer)
4400 Walters Avenue

  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

  • 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  

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 62 years and has more than 35 years of experience in the Parma Parks and Recreation Department.

Vittardi 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 Parma Parks and 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 serve all residents from youth 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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