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Figure Skating Lessons
  Ages 4 to Adult

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)
Youth Baseball/Softball  
  Ages 3 to 19 years
Season – June through August
Approximately 3000 participants
T-Shirts and caps may be provided by business sponsorships and donations

2018 Youth Baseball/Softball Flyer
2018 Youth Baseball/Softball Registration
  Youth Basketball     3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th & 8th grades
Season – December through March
T-Shirts provided through P.A.A.F. donation
Approximately 900 participants

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)
  Youth Soccer  

Ages 3 to 18 years
Season - April through October with summer break

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

  Tennis Lessons   

Ages 3 through Adult Two (2) sessions offered June through August at the Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts.

2018 Tennis Flyer

  Adult Softball Teams    Men - Women - Coed
Approximately 100 adult softball teams participate in our weekday and Sunday evening leagues.
Games are played at James Day Park and Veterans Memorial Park
Season - Summer and fall leagues

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)
  Adult Volleyball Teams   Men - Women - Coed
Weekday leagues
Season - October through April

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)
  Girls Youth Volleyball   6th, 7th, 8th grades and 9th, 10th, 11th grades
Season - September through October

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)
  Adult Basketball Teams     Men's league
Season - November through March 

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)
  High School Basketball Teams   

9th & 10th grades and 11th & 12th grades
Season - January through March

(Information will be provided prior to the new season commencing.)

  Parma Pride    Free adaptive sports & recreational activities for individuals with physical & mental limitations. 

Pride Basketball/Racquet Skills Registration
  Summer Band Concerts 

  Held at Anthony Zielinski Park
June through September.  
Sponsored by Cox Communications.

  Pool Pass and Swimming Lessons    Pool & Swimming Lessons Information

Recreation Facilities and Locations 

  James Day Park (Nike Site Park)  

11828 W. Pleasant Valley Road

  • Four Diamond Softball Complex with concessions
  • Eight Field Soccer Complex
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Hiking and Exercise Trails   
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  Anthony Zielinski Park

7620 W. Ridgewood Dr.

  • Outdoor Gazebo
  • Fishing at Lake 
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area 
  • Parma Splash Pad
  • Summer Band Concerts
  Parma Splash Pad  7620 W. Ridgewood Dr.

Splash Pad Rules and Regulations

Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day and then on weekends only in September. Admission is free and splash pad is open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

No animals allowed at splash pad

The park may close at the discretion of the Parks & Recreation Department due to special events, maintenance or weather-related issues. Due to large crowds, there are no group events permitted at the splash pad. This includes birthday parties, field trips, rentals, etc.

The splash pad will close at 5 p.m. on the following dates to accommodate set-up for our summer concert series: June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th and July 16th. 

The splash pad was partially funded through a donation to the City of Parma Recreation Department. The area also includes a concession trailer, restrooms, pavilions and playground. The concession trailer is open daily and is cash only.
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 PERMITTED. For more information, please contact 440-885-8144. 

PLEASE NOTE: Entry to the splash pad parking lot is off Ridgewood Lakes Dr., which is ONE WAY from W. Ridgewood Dr. to Ridge Road. Exit from the splash pad parking lot is made onto Roycroft Dr., which is ONE WAY from Ridge Road to W. Ridgewood Dr.
  Ridgewood Municipal Golf Course 

6505 Ridge Road

Gift certificates for sale in pro shop.

Check out the course's website at

Jr. Golf Beginner flyer 
Jr. Golf Intermediate flyer
Ridgewood Course rates
Golf outing rates

  • 18 Hole golf course with Pro Shop
  • Open March through November (weather permitting)
  • Clubhouse with snack bar and banquet facilities
  Outdoor Swimming Pools 


  • Nike Pool
    (12164 West Pleasant Valley Road)
  • Walters Grove Pool
    (4400 Walters Avenue)


  Veterans Memorial Park (State Road Park)  6328 State Road.
  • Veterans Memorial
  • Six (6) Diamond Adult and Youth Baseball and Softball Complex with concessions
  • 2 Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Lighted Outdoor Tennis & Basketball Courts
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area
  • 1 Mile Hiking and Exercise Trails
  • Fishing at Lake
  • Disc Golf – An enjoyable non-contact sport for all ages, free of charge 
  John Petruska Park (Marlborough Park)  

8218 Marlborough Avenue

  • Youth Baseball Diamond
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area
  • Outdoor Basketball Court 
  Walters Grove Park  4400 Walter Avenue
  • Youth Baseball Diamond
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  Stearns Historical Farm and Society 

6975 Ridge Road

  • Stearns Homestead – Open year round
  • Farmers Market every Saturday, June 24 - October 9 (9 am - 1 pm)
  Michael A. Ries Ice Rink 

5000 Forestwood Drive

  • Open September through April with concessions
  • Home of Normandy Invaders and Parma Redmen
  • Youth Hockey, Figure Skating, & Public Sessions

The City of Parma Recreation works in conjunction with the following organizations but is not directly affiliated with them. Please visit the following web sites for further information regarding Parma Hockey and/or Forestwood Figure Skating Club.

  Michael A. Ries Park 

5000 Forestwood Drive

  • Five Diamond Youth Baseball/Softball Complex with concession gazebo
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area
  • Lighted outdoor Tennis & Basketball Courts
  • Two outdoor Pickleball courts
  • Two outdoor Roller Hockey courts
  Capt. James Lovell Park  5531 West 24th Street
  • Playground and Park Benches
  • Outdoor Basketball Court  
  South Park  (Snow Road)
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area
  • Outdoor Basketball Court  
  Hollywood Park  (West 54th Street and Loya Parkway)
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area
  • Learning Garden  
  Jerry Stano Park (Gerald Park)   (Gerald Ave.)
  • Playground and Picnic/Pavilion Area  
  James Hanna Park  (Brainard and Windham Roads)
  • Playground Area and Park Benches  
  Selwick Park   (Selwick and Arcadia Drives)
  • Playground Area and Park Benches
  • Outdoor Basketball Court  
  Green Valley Park  (Bonny Blvd.)
  • Playground Area and Park Benches
  • Outdoor Basketball Court  
  Sandy Hook Park 
(Sandy Hook and Larch Drives)
  • Playground Area and Park Benches
  • Multi-Purpose Pad
  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

Mr. Vittardi has been a Parma resident for over 55 years and has more than 28 years experience in the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.

As a supervisor in the department, he 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. Mr. 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, Mr. Vittardi was appointed director of Parks and Recreation in 2004.

The philosophy Director Vittardi would like to institute in the City of Parma is one of safety, participation and sportsmanship. Our guidelines will adhere to these basic ideas. We encourage active participation and family enjoyment of the City of Parma's facilities and recreation programs to service all of our residents - youngsters to seniors.

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7335 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129


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Director of Parks & Recreation 

Related Links

Parma Softball Website
Parma Hockey 
Forestwood Skating Club
Parma Soccer Club
Movie Night at James Day Park