Get Outside And Enjoy Parma Heights Recreational Activities

With the school year officially over, kids and families can begin to fill their summer calendars with fun activities and events close to home! Enjoy staycationing with the City of Parma Heights Recreation Department all summer long.

The Greenbrier Commons features tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, a great play area with swings, slides, climbing structure, and a hiking trail behind the Cassidy Theatre. Plus, when the weather is warm, everyone enjoys swimming, going down the slides and taking a dip in the pool.

Mark your calendar for the second annual Christmas in July party on Saturday, July 22 from 1 to 4pm at the Parma Heights Pool. Guests can wear their favorite Christmas outfit or Hawaiian shirt, and maybe they'll be crowned best dressed! Enjoy free crafts, games and more outside in Greenbrier Commons and then cool off at the Parma Heights Pool with surfing Santa & his elves (pool admission fees apply). And as the sun sets, enjoy a Dive-In Movie featuring “The Polar Express” at 8:30pm.

Parma Heights Recreation Department is offering these current programs and events:

  • Yoga in the Park – enjoy free yoga outside in Greenbrier Commons the first Saturday of each month from June through September (June 3, July 1, August 5 and September 2) from 10:30am to 11:30am.
  • Parma Heights Pool – the weekly schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday 2pm to 8:30pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. The City of Parma Heights has the authority to change posted hours as needed and without notice for programs, events, staffing, and inclement weather.
  • Dive In Movies – catch an evening movie under the stars and in the water at the first ever Dive In Movie series at Parma Heights Pool on Saturday June 17, July 22 and August 12 at 8:30pm. Pre-registration is advised – space is limited.
  • Cardboard Boat Races and Penny Boat Floats – staff and residents can design and build their own cardboard boats to race across the pool on Saturday, June 24 from 5 to 7pm sink or swim – everyone will have fun! Supplies and instructions for the Penny Boat Floats will take place in the Children’s Activity Pool. Pool admission required (free admission for boat captains). Pre-registration is advised – space is limited.
  • Summer Concert Series – the sweet sounds of live music will fill the air on Sundays from July 16 to August 6 with music at 6:30pm at The Greenbrier Gazebo. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy: July 16 – Hip to That, July 23 – Akron Symphonic Winds, July 30 – Girls with Squirrels and August 6 – Don Disantis Band.

Mark your calendar for summer fun and entertainment with the Parma Heights Recreation team. For more information and to register for some of the programs and events, visit


Parma Heights – Community Grows Here.

Marie Gallo

Marie Gallo is the Mayor of Parma Heights

Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 10:06 AM, 06.01.2023