Rec  E-News
Fall 2017
From the Director

Dear Resident,

How quickly the summer passes! The sound of laughter and chatting has disappears from the park area and the pool. It almost seems like a whole different place after the pool closes. Rink programs gear up and hockey practices begin, so the laughter and chatting simply go inside.

New this fall the City is collaborating with the Shaker Heights Arts Council (SHAC) on programs for the community. We have wanted to partner for years and are thrilled that they have identified a strong group of artists to help the community get in touch with the creative side of life. Also new this fall is another fitness program by a Shaker resident. This whole body stretch class by Caroline Ufford is sure to help you stay healthy while having fun and meeting new people.

We hope you will take the time to review this program catalog and register yourself or someone in your family for a program. Thank you for your continued support for City programs and services.

Be active. Stay healthy. Have fun!


Rec News
Fall Skating
Fall learn-to-skate registration is happening now. Youth through adult lessons are available at Thornton Park all year long. For more information or to register, visit:
School Age Care
Before and After Care

Shaker Recreation offers a fun, stimulating, learning environment that provides enrichment for your child before and after school. Children learn and have fun through a wide variety of activities such as art, music, science, games, reading, sports, crafts, outdoor play, and much more. For more information on SAC, visit:

Doggie Dip 2017

Thornton Park Pool

Saturday, Sep 9 | 10 am – 1 pm

$4/dog SH RES / $6/dog NRES

*Pay at the gate.

Thornton Park goes to the dogs for the annual Doggie Dip. Have a doggone good time with your dog swimming, wading, and running. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to have fun in the unheated/unchlorinated water. Proceeds benefit the Lynn Ruffner Recreation for Youth Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 216-491-1295.

Friday Night DJ Skates

Thornton Park Ice Arena                                

Friday Nights | 7:45 – 9 pm

- Oct 27 (7:45 – 9:45 pm)

- Nov 3, 10 (7:45 - 9 pm)


Ice skate to a live DJ. Times and dates are subject to change. Public skating admission fees apply. Call 216-491-1295 for more information.

Chuck Rossbach LTS Competition
Thornton Park Ice Arena     
Saturday, Dec 9 | 2:30 pm      

$5 if enrolled in Fall LTS

$20 if not enrolled in Fall LTS

Spectators: FREE

All Learn-to-Skate participants are eligible. Skaters will be evaluated in small groups and medals will be awarded. Contact Figure Skating Coordinator, Chelsea Carlson, at 216-491-3461 for more information.

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