Parks & Recreation

The Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing a variety of safe, affordable, entertaining and educational activities as well as creating and preserving facilities which will enhance the quality of life for our community members, now and for future generations that follow.

Diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression, obesity, cancer, arthritis... the list goes on; a list that can be significantly improved or totally prevented through a healthier lifestyle that includes regular exercise. Everyday we hear the stats, yet everyday many of us choose to ignore them.  We can't begin to relay how great it feels to actually hear from a participant that they have improved their health in some way. We hear, on a regular basis, how participation has lowered cholesterol, improved bone density, eliminated dependency on medication, or just reduced their weight. The participant is delighted and so are we! Please join us and make this the healthiest year ever!
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British Soccer Camp is coming this Summer !!

British Soccer Camp is BACK !!

We are proud to announce that the #1 Soccer Camp in the USA will be returning to Ravenna this summer!

Challenger's British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in the country. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players of all ages and abilities, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

To register for this amazing program click on the link below, or visit

Register NOW !


Ravenna Parks and Recreation Board Members

The 2016 Ravenna Parks and Recreation Board Members are:

  • Andrew Kluge, Chairperson
  • Julie Skilton, Vice-Chairperson
  • Tina Hannahs, Secretary
  • Debbie Davison
  • Julie Piccione-Beach
  • Mike Wisniewski
  • Ed Gaski
Parks & Recreation - News & Announcements

Safety Town
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016


June 20 - 24 at West Main Elementary School

For youth going into kindergarten and first grade in the fall of 2016.  Registration in person at the parks and recreation office until June 10 or online until June 12.


Tae Kwon Do
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tae Kwon Do

Next session to begin on Thursday, June 2 

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

APCO Lodge at Lake Hodgson

Fee paid at the first class to the instructor


Marlene Watt Memorial Event
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Marlene Watt Memorial Event

Saturday, June 18, 2016



In-kind Sponsors:

North East Ambulance Service, Inc.      Ravenna School District

Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Portage County

Join us for the 13th annual Marlene Watt Memorial Event which consists of two different events for the whole family. One will be a 2 mile run/walk while the other is a 5k. We will start and end both events at the Ravenna High School campus (6589 North Chestnut Street; Ravenna, OH 44266) and use Ravenna's portion of the wonderful Portage Hike and Bike Trail as our course.

All proceeds from the Marlene Watt Memorial Event will go towards the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund as in past years. Since the inception of the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund many young individuals in the Ravenna community have benefited from this program. These youths are able to participate in parks and recreation activities because of the scholarship fund.  So pick an event or choose both and join us in this year's Marlene Watt Memorial Event! 
Early Bird Special until May 31 by registering online or in person at the Parks and Recreation office.  Event shirt is guaranteed.  Registration taken from June 1 - 12 online or in person at the Parks and Recreation office.  After June 12, registration accepted the day of the event only.  Event shirt is not guaranteed for those who register after May 31.


Ravenna Parks and Recreation Board Meeting
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

6:00 p.m.

        Van Harkcom Annex Building Conference Room Second Floor

Enter the building through the back entrance at The RAC.

Parks Calendar
Ravenna City Trick or Treat
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Ravenna City Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 26, 2013

3:00 - 5:00p.m.

Please turn on your porch light if you would like to hand out candy...

Owned by Annette DiNatale On Tuesday, September 24, 2013