We don’t always think of our park spaces as valuable resources. Many days we don’t think about them at all, being so caught up in the small details of everyday life, but they hold many unsuspectingly valuable features that are often completely overlooked. Did you know that your home could be worth more just because it is located close to a park? Did you know that certain plants and trees reduce storm water run-off and can process polluted water before it ever reaches the sewer plant? Did you know that walking in a park can improve your mood and lower your blood pressure? Not only do parks provide us with a leisurely gathering place, but they also contribute to the health and vitality of our communities.
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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.
We all know it. February is cold and dreary, and it can be hard to convince yourself to leave the house. Between dressing appropriately, catching the bus on time, or digging out the car, it can be quite a production just to get to the grocery store. Sometimes we forget how important it is to chase the winter blues away and enjoy the world during the cold months. Snuggling up at home is tempting, but staying active is important for both the body and brain! Luckily here in Euclid, there are many opportunities to keep your mind off gray skies and frigid temperatures.
“I’m bored”..….from the mouth of children everywhere since the last day of school came upon us last month. Parents are itching to get them out of the house and away from the latest electronics and off their phones for a little bit. We here at the Euclid Recreation Department are here to help with finding the perfect dose of medicine to cure kids of boredom and laziness this summer. Along with the traditional programs like basketball, football and swim team; we also have included some nontraditional choices such as soccer, tennis, track and just this year gained a group fitness class allowing the focus on stretching and some core activities. These programs are for all ages starting from 3 years old and up, to learn more of the specifics please contact the city hall or visit us online at www.cityofeuclid.com or stop by to pick up a program guide and register today.