The Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department holds several events each year. Learn more about each annual event below.
Our Exciting Annual Events
The 2021 Easter Extravaganza will take place on a Saturday April 3 at Ravenna City Park.
Please visit www.ravennaparksandrec.com/easter-eggstravaganza to more information.
Below is the direct link to reserve your spot for this family friendly event. Preregistration is required!
Day With the Ducks
It’s Celebrate Ravenna Day with the Akron Rubber Ducks! Once every summer, everything from the National Anthem to the 7th inning stretch will be lead by groups and individuals from the City of Ravenna. We even have our own section reserved for everyone who purchased tickets with Parks and Rec. Ticket prices have been deeply discounted to $8 per ticket for our Ravenna and friends!
Join us on July 31st at the Rubber Ducks Statium
Take a Kid Fishing Day
The 2020 Take a Kid Fishing Day will take place at Lake Hodgson. A date and time will be added closer to the event.
Exciting family event to provide kids with the opportunity to spend a day outdoors learning to fish. Free hotdog lunch and activities for everybody!
This event is free thanks to our sponsors: Walmart Sporting Goods Department in Brimfield, Kent, Stow, Streetsboro, and Tallmadge; Rockne’s Restaurants, and Kent, Ravenna, and Streetsboro Parks and Recreation Departments.
To All Take-A-Kid Fishing Day Participants:
- Each child must be registered with Kent, Ravenna or Streetsboro Parks and Recreation.
- Each child must be accompanied by an adult. The event is for children 16 and under and their families.
- Check-in will begin at 7:00 a.m. Bring your completed waiver with you to the event.
- Upon arriving at Lake Hodgson, you are to check in, turn in your waiver form, pick up your door prize and then go catch some fish!
- Lake Hodgson is a private lake owned by the city of Ravenna. Adults and children do not need a fishing license.
- The event is Rain or Shine.
- Each participant must bring his or her own bait and tackle. We recommend maggots, night crawlers, red worms or minnows.
People experienced with fishing will be volunteering to assist throughout the area. If you have any questions about fishing feel free to ask one of them.
There will be prizes for the BIGGEST fish and the SMALLEST for each age group so have them measure your fish at the check in area.
We will have a fish cleaning / cooking station where you can have your catch filleted and fried so you can enjoy eating your fish right away! If you plan to have your fish cleaned, please bring a bucket to keep your fish in while you are fishing.
Marlene Watt Memorial 5K Walk/ Run Goes Global!
Join us the week of March 13, 2021 for the 16th annual Marlene Watt Memorial Fun Run/ Walk. This years’ experience will move to a virtual event. Participants will register with P+R and will walk or run 3.1 miles on or before March 13th, at their own pace, wherever they chose, with whomever they chose. All participants will receive a spectacular event medal and entered into a drawing for prizes including the grand prize of $500! There is an added option for purchasing a custom designed t-shirt commemorating the event (payments must be received no later than February 27th) .
The history behind this event 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 recourses to families in need.
All proceeds from this 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
To donate to this fund and to see a list of other activities visit www.ravennaparksandrec.com
2021 Gold Sponsors of the event included, Portage Community Bank, Family and Community Services, Julie and Jerry Beach, The RAC and others amazing businesses, organizations and individuals to follow
Additional Donations were made by: Arnie’s Steak House, Ravenna 7, MAN CAN Temp Services, Sunshine Cupcakes, Dairy Queen, Sicliano Pizza, Domino’s, The Bean and the Bakers, Mimi’s Italian Grill, Megan’s Restaurant, and Mary Jo Hanna.
Ravenna Parks and Recreation would like to thank all those who sponsored, volunteer and donated in past years to this annual event. The drawing for the Grand Prize of $500 will be held on March 17th on Facebook live
Ravenna Parks and Rec works with Main Street to present Movies on the Lawn once a month throughout the summer.
The crew from the RAC also offers free Yoga (or another format of fitness) classes once a month in front of the court house.
Summer Series events will be added to the events calendar closer to Summer 2020!
Spring Break Camp
This camp for kids is a week of fun activities and adventure including field trips! Registration opens in November. Space is limited.
Visit the Rec Desk to register.
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 arts and crafts, sports, environmental education, a physical fitness program, gardening, field trips, water safety, science lab, and academic support. Fun plans for this summer will include plenty of field trips, our 40-foot inflatable obstacle course, bounce house and a 10-foot water slide!
Summer Camp early bird registration opens in December.