Not Your Average Programs
Euclid Recreation provides a variety of programs that are commonly offered through other recreation departments across the country. After all, what would a recreation department be if it didn’t offer baseball, basketball, or football? These types of programs tend to be very popular, and are important in keeping people involved with their communities. Playing sports can be costly and time consuming for some families, and recreation programs help to supplement athletic opportunities with less expensive and less intensive alternatives.
Euclid Recreation is also very proud to offer programming and events that don’t fall into what is traditionally considered a sporting event. This year, the UH Richmond Medical Center’s Youth Olympics and Touch-A-Truck will both be held on June 24th. The Euclid Youth Olympics brings the neighborhood together, having kids ages 7-12 participate in 16 different events to win prizes and have fun. The events consists of relays, obstacle courses, and lots of other games. Preregistration is required for participants, but Euclid Youth Olympics is a free event for everyone to enjoy. The games start at 10 AM and conclude at 1 PM.
Touch-A-Truck will feature municipal vehicles from the police, fire, and service departments that are usually not open for public exploration. This gives people a chance to ask questions about the vehicles’ day to day operations, and get better acquainted with members of those departments. For kids and adults alike, getting to see all the bells and whistles of the special equipment is fascinating. The vehicles will be on display from 11 AM- 1 PM.
Euclid also has two different 5K’s to participate in this year! The first annual Zombie Dash takes place on Saturday, October 21st. The Zombie Dash will have participants traverse through the Briardale Greens Golf Course while “zombies” try grab the runners’ life flags. For an added spooky factor, the run will start at dusk. A date and location for the Euclid 5K and Doggy Dash will be announced shortly. If you are interested in sponsoring either of these events, please let know at Euclid Recreation.
We are proud to announce new programming which includes yoga and dance! Yoga will be held at Sims Park Overlook on the second Saturday of each month from June to September. These sessions by the lake will go from 8-9 AM, and will help you stretch out and strengthen your body. What could be better than starting your morning with a little lakeside yoga?! One of the best parts of these sessions is that they are totally free.
The next series of dance classes will start on May 2nd, with two different styles of dance being offered. Rhythm, Steps, and Stretch (for 6-9 yrs.) gets dancers acquainted with shifting their weight, different step combinations, and memorizing choreography. Beginning/Intermediate Ballet (8-11 yrs.) focuses on ballet basics like proper footing, positions, and turning. No experience is required for either dance class or yoga.
If you have questions about any of the programs being offered through Euclid Recreation, please give us a call at 216.289.8114 or visit our website at www.cityofeuclid.com/recreation.
Maria Palmisano works for Euclid Recreation as a program administrator.