RECREATION DEPARTMENT NEWS

COVID 19 Updates

We are currently experiencing uncertain times and we have an obligation to protect our most vulnerable citizens. As such, following the directive of Governor Mike DeWine and in an attempt to limit exposure to COVID-19, we will close the Senior Center building as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. In addition to the closing of the Senior Center building, all activities that occur in that building will be cancelled. Shady Drive batting cage, Safetyville building and Community Cabin are all closed as of that date and all activities that occur in those facilities are cancelled. All of these cancellations and closures are until further notice..
 
UPDATE: MAY 1ST, 2020
 
  • Stay-at-home order extended through Friday, May 29
  • Splash Pad will not open for season on Saturday, May 23.  
  • Playgrounds, basketball, tennis & pickleball courts remain closed. 
  • Lorain County Pride Day for Saturday, May 16 has been cancelled.  
  
UPDATE:  MAY 5TH, 2020 
  •  Touch-A-Truck scheduled for Saturday, June 6 has been cancelled.  We will look to re-schedule in the fall. 
  
UPDATE: MAY 26TH, 2020 
  • 2020 Youth Baseball-Softball Season cancelled. 
  • 2020 Summer Adventure Camp will run.  We will follow the Responsible RestartOhio Day Camp Guidelines.  Camp will be 9 instead of 10 weeks.  Weekly registration has been decreased from 30 to 16.
  • Summer Concert Series has been cancelled through June. 
  • Movies in the Park has been cancelled through June.
  • Cornfest 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament has been cancelled. 
  • Splash Pad remains closed.

UPDATE: JUNE 1ST, 2020 
  • Shady Drive Complex - At this time, teams looking to utilize Shady Drive Complex Fields will need a permit.  Facility agreements are readily available on our website under the forms tab.  Teams can contact Brandon Sweet at (440) 353-0880 to reserve a field.
  • All pavilion remain open, but we are not taking rentals.  
  • Playgrounds & Splash Pad remain closed

UPDATE: JUNE 8TH, 2020 
 
  •  Playgrounds & Outdoor Fitness Equipment will re-open on Wednesday, June 10.  By clicking HERE you can view the Play Safe rules designed by Lorain County Public Health.
  • Splash Pad in South Central Park will remain closed until further notice.

UPDATE: JUNE 15TH, 2020
  • Star Spangled Celebration scheduled for Friday, July 3 has been postponed. Click HERE to read the press release.
  • Passive and active recreation programs will be re-introduced the week of July 6 under guidelines.  Registration is currently open.
UPDATE: JUNE 22ND, 2020
  • Splash Pad in South Central Park will re-open to North Ridgeville Residents (no outside guests are permitted, must show proof of residency upon request) at 10:00a.m. on Friday, July 3.  Seating is unavailable, please bring your own chair and be 6ft. from guests.  Click HERE to view the restricted rules.   
  • Movies in the Park has been cancelled.
  • Summer Concert Series has been cancelled.  
UPDATE:  JULY 6TH, 2020
  • No new updates at this time. 
UPDATE:  JULY 13TH, 2020
  • Basketball courts will re-open for use on Monday, July 20.  Only 2 hoops will be re-installed at this time.  Click HERE to view the restricted rules. 
UPDATE:  JULY 20TH, 2020
  • No new updates at this time. 
UPDATE:  JULY 27TH, 2020
  • No new updates at this time. 
UPDATE:  AUGUST 3RD, 2020
  • No new updates at this time. 
UPDATE:  AUGUST 10TH, 2020
  • No new updates at this time. 
UPDATE:  AUGUST 24TH, 2020
  •  No new updates at this time.
UPDATE:  AUGUST 31ST, 2020
  • Splash Pad will close for the season on Tuesday, September 8. 
UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2020
  •  Touch-A-Truck scheduled for Saturday, September 12 has been cancelled.
UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2020
  • No new updates at this time. 
UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2020
  • No new updates at this time. 
UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2020
  • No new updates at this time. 
UPDATE:  NOVEMBER 30TH, 2020
  • Click HERE to see current updates regarding North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Programs.  
UPDATE:  FEBRUARY 19TH, 2021
  • We are not taking Pavilion or Gazebo rentals at this time. They can be used on a first come first serve basis. 
 

Summer Camp Counselors Wanted

Looking for a fun summer job? We are looking for summer camp counselors for our 2021 Summer Adventure Camp. 
 
Summer camp counselors  work indoors and outdoors with groups of children ranging in age from 6-12 years of age. Must be able to physically play and demonstrate games, work with arts and crafts materials, work outdoors for extended periods of time in all kinds of weather conditions, lift 20-50 lbs., and able to respond and react to an emergency in an effective manner.
 
Please email Tot and Youth Program Supervisor Melissa Shirley at mshirley@nridgeville.org with completed applications and resumes. Both can be mailed, emailed, or dropped off. Employment applications are available in the Administrative Office at City Hall, 7307 Avon Belden Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039, or you can download the application from our website www.nridgeville.org/parksandrec under the “JOBS” tab.  All applications / resumes will be kept on file for up to 12 months.

Tots T-Ball Program

This five-week program is designed to teach boys and girls the basic fundamentals such as throwing, catching and hitting.  The kids will have fun while learning the fundamentals of baseball through basic stations and non-competitive ball gamesSign up online or in-person before April 23 to receive our early bird rate.  After April 23 program fee increases by $10.  

Youth Baseball-Softball Program

Have a son or daughter that is ready to play ball?  Here is your chance to sign them up.  Make sure that your son and daughter have a spot in this year’s leagues by signing them up early.  Players’ not registered last season must bring a birth certificate or other proof of birth date with them.   Teams are drawn in late March with practices beginning in April.  Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15.  Season slated to end by Mid-July.  We will be partnering with surrounding communities to improve the quality of our baseball/softball program.  Sign up online or in-person before March 5 to receive our early bird rate. After March 5 the program fee increases by $10.

Program Instructors Wanted

Interested in running a program? The North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for new program instructors. Applications can be found under the “Jobs” tab. 

Spring Fling Parent/Child Dance

North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation has a new annual tradition of family fun! Fathers and daughters, mothers and sons and all parents and children are invited for an outside event dressed up with your special boy or girl. Have fun dancing and playing games with our DJ. There will be plenty of dancing and a photographer to capture the event full of memories. Register early there is limited space. This event is open to children Kindergarten through 5th grade.
 
 THEME: Country Western Hoedown
 
 
$30.00 Resident/ $40.00 Non-Resident
The event is per couple, each additional child is $10.00.  
 
If you have questions please email Program Supervisor Melissa Shirley at mshirley@nridgeville.org.

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