The Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department holds several events each year. Learn more about each annual event below.

Our Exciting Annual Events

Easter Eggstravaganza

The Annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Touch-A-Truck takes the Saturday prior to Easter Sunday each year. The gates will open at John Tontimonia City Park located at 165 Oakwood St., Ravenna Ohio, at 9:40 a.m.  The Easter Bunny will be there along with carnival games and our city service vehicles.  A list of the egg hunt times will be posted a week prior to the event on the Parks and Rec Facebook page and at

Marlene Watt Memorial Poker Run

Join us the third week of March


Register with Ravenna Parks and Rec 

  • Grab your, family, friends, and fur babies and get ready to have some fun AND have a chance to win $500!

  • You will walk, run or leap your way though town collecting 5 playing cards at designated locations.  Whoever has the best poker hand at the finish wins $500!

  • Along the route there are hidden leprechauns, find one, and you’ve just won yourself a super cool prize!

  • Registration includes a Finishers medal and goodie bag.  A commemorative t-shirt may be included if you register as an early-bird!

  • This is a family friendly event! Well mannered pets, on a leash are also welcome. 

The history behind this memorial Event stems from Marlene Watt who was an advocate for the youth in our community by serving as the secretary at Carlin Elementary School and frequently giving of her own resources to families in need.
All proceeds from the Marlene Watt Memorial Event will go towards the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. Since the inception of the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund many children have been able to attend camp, sports and other great activities who could not have otherwise afforded to do so. The importance of youth recreation can’t be over stated. Recreational activities help develop decision-making skills, cooperative behaviors, positive relationships and empowerment. They learn to act fairly, plan proactively, and develop a moral code of behavior. This play also helps enhance their cognitive and motor skills. Participants tend to be more active, accepting, calm, resourceful, attentive and cooperative. Recreation also provides children the chance to learn, consolidate, and practice the skills necessary for life.

Thank you for investing in the youth of our communities

Look for other fun give-a-ways and contest throughout the year on our Facebook Page

Day With the Ducks



Safety Town
Spring Break Camp

To learn more please visit 


Summer Camp

The Ravenna Parks and Rec strives to provide children and young teens a summer of outdoor fun and adventure. Campers will be given the opportunity to meet challenges, make new friendships and rekindle old ones, participate in a wide range of activities, and learn new things. Activities include Rockwall climbing, going to the zoo, fishing and hiking, movies, the Wildlife Center at Wingfoot State Park and so much more!  Sign-up today by clicking on one of the links below.



For more fun summer events for kids, click on the link here: Programs

Summer Celebration

The Parks & Rec is presenting a Summer Celebration the first Friday of June.  It will be a fun day for the whole family.  There will be family games, food trucks, crafts,  and much more!

For more information, please contact Parks & Rec by calling (330) 296-2864.