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!
Parks & Recreation - News & Announcements

Fall Youth Dance and Baton Lessons
Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2014


The Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department School of Dance and Baton have been offering top quality dance/baton lessons to youth in the Ravenna area for over 37 years.  Our instructors, Vicki Ferrara and Lori Wrobel, have extensive teaching experience and are eager to share their knowledge and love of dance/twirling with your children. Our progressive classes enable dancers/twirlers to always take that next step to keep them challenged, learning and having fun.  All classes are great for boys and girls.  Classes for both baton and dance are for children age 3 and above.

Baton lessons are available in group or private sessions.   

Dance lessons are available in group sessions for pre-combo, ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop.

To register online is open until September 2 while in person registration is available until August 29.  After these dates please call the office for openings.  To register online or for more details, click on the orange button located on this page.


Shooting Stars Soccer
Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2014


Is your 3 or 4 year old child showing interest in the sport of soccer? Does an older sibling play and now he/she wants to? Then this five week program, held on Saturdays with 3 different class times to choose from, combines fun, fitness and the basics of soccer is for him/her. With the help from parents and instructors, children are introduced to soccer in a fun to learn setting. Basic skills of soccer will be taught with non-competitive games played throughout the program. Each child receives a t-shirt. Parents are required to participate with their child. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Children are required to wear shin guards. Pre-registration is a must and is available online until August 24 by clicking the orange button located on this page or by stopping in the parks and recreation office by August 22.


Hunter Safety Classes
Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Classes are offered for two sessions with three classes students must attend per session.

September 16, 17 and 18             6:00 - 10:00 p.m.                 Lake Hodgeson APCO Lodge

October 21, 22 and 23                  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.                Lake Hodgeson APCO Lodge

To register go to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) website and click on PROGRAMS and then click on CLASSES.  When box pops up click on HUNTER & TRAPPER EDUCATION.  Scroll down to HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES.  Click on FIND A COURSE (in red).  Click on EDUCATION - hit CONTINUE.  Select the county (PORTAGE).  Choose the date and enroll.  ENROLLMENT is only accepted online at the ODNR website.

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