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Our Parks and Recreation Department provides residents and visitors with abundant opportunities to enjoy our beautiful City and all it has to offer, from lush parks and green spaces to swimming pools, athletic fields, recreation centers, a skate park, and an ice rink. Programming runs throughout the year, with activities for all ages and abilities.

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Parks & Recreation
131 Court Street, Suite 103
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-326-1500
Fax 440-326-1511

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Campers will have an opportunity to explore science, technology and engineering through hands on activities.  An OSU 4-H Extension Representative will provide campers with engaging activities and Camp Staff will provide various recreational programs.


Spirit Camp

Camp designed to allow participants to explore art, music, dance and competitive play while developing camaraderie and self-confidence.


Around the World Camp

Camp that will explore and sample art, food and games from around the world.  Campers will have the opportunity to showcase their newly acquired knowledge by creating a passport of their experiences. 


Get Set and Get Fit Camp

Camp designed to instruct and encourage healthy lifestyle choices that promote nutritional eating and exercising that is fun.  Campers will have the opportunity to explore activities such as cycling, meditation, strength and training exercises.


Carnival Camp

Campers will create their own carnival experience with balloons, clowns, games, popcorn and the chance to win prizes.

  • Abbe Road Park
  • Bell Avenue Tot Lot
  • Black River Audubon Park
  • Cascade & Elywoods
  • East Park
  • Ely Square Park
  • Finwood Estate
  • Hilltop Park
  • North Park
  • South Park
  • Washington Village Park
  • West Park
  • Academy Circle Park

North Recreation Center: Ice Skating, Lessons and Rentals

  • Bike Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • School Bus Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Seat Belt Safety
  • 9-1-1 Emergency Calls
  • Stranger Danger
  • What to Do if They Find a Gun
  • Instructor Application

Available at:

  • East Recreation Center
  • North Recreation Center
  • Water Walking
  • Lap Swim

Sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, T-ball, Tennis, Tumble Tots, Volleyball

Sports Camps: Basketball Camp, Cheerleading Camp, Volleyball

  • Ely Square Gazebo
  • Finwood Estate
  • East Shelter #1
  • Hilltop Shelter #4
  • Hilltop Shelter #5
  • West Shelter #6
  • South Shelter #7
  • Golf Classic
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Independence Day Fireworks
  • Cleveland Pops on Ely Square
  • Halloween Parade
  • Festival of Lights
  • Apple Festival 5K Race/Fun Walk