Rec E-News
Spring/Summer 2018
From the Director
Dear Resident,

Who would have thought we would ever get to spring with the way the winter began in early January? Gone are the short days and cool nights, and it is so refreshing to look forward to flowers blossoming and the summer kickoff Memorial Day Parade. The parade marches near the new Van Aken District and we hope that parade participants and residents are proud to have Thornton Park as a part of this exciting new development.

Back by popular demand this summer will be the adult pop-up fitness programs. They were well attended, and residents who instructed these programs were pleased to make them available. Also in development are new community engagement pop-up programs. This program is in the design phase, and we are exploring more ways to make recreation a quality of life amenity for all residents, including those who typically do not visit the pool or ice rink or participate in recreation programs. Look for more information on the Recreation Department Facebook page . If you haven’t liked us yet, please take the opportunity so you can stay abreast of upcoming programs .

Be active. Stay healthy. Have fun!

Rec News
Pool Passes
Don't forget to take advantage of early-bird rates on your Thornton Park pool pass. You'll get the best deal now through April 8, and then prices increase. Purchase your 2018 pass at Thornton Park (3301 Warrensville Center Rd.) or online at
Summer Camps
The Shaker Heights Recreation Department has a wide variety of summer camps that are sure to make your child’s summer terrific. We look forward to providing a wonderful, safe, and fun experience for your child. Our Traditional Camp for grades K-8 continues in a weekly format. We hope this format will make it easy to mix and match Traditional Camp with Specialty Camps and to work around summer vacation plans.
Memorial Day
DATE & TIME: May 28 starting at 9 am
Be part of Shaker’s Memorial Day ceremony at the flagpole in front of City Hall. Join friends and neighbors to watch the parade which follows.

PARADE ROUTE: Along Van Aken Blvd. (in the westbound lane), finishing at Thornton Park. To participate in the parade, sign up your group, organization or float by May 1 at

If you do not have access to the internet, you may register your party by calling Jeff Jacko at 216-491-2595. Volunteer servicemen and women are needed to carry flags from their branch of service, in uniform if possible.
Final DJ Skate
Join us at Thornton Park Ice Arena (3301 Warrensville Center Rd.), March 23 from 7:45-9:45 pm for the final DJ Skate of the season. Bring your friends and skate to the sounds of DJ Elliot Hastings and grab a bite to eat from the Red Raider Café. Public skating admission rates apply. For more information, please call 216-491-1295.
2018 Ice Show

The “Once Upon a Time” themed Spring Ice Spectacular will take place at the Thornton Park Ice Arena. Tickets are on sale now. Reserve your seats by calling 216-491-1295.

Friday, May 4, 7 pm

Saturday, May 5, 1 pm & 7 pm
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3301 Warrensville Center Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
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Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm