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Events

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

Upcoming Events

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Our Exciting Annual Events

Easter Eggstravaganza

The 2022 Easter Eggstravaganza and Touch-A-Truck  will take place on a Saturday April 16 at Ravenna City Park.

Please visit  Easter Eggstravaganza | Ravennaparksnrec for more information

Day With the Ducks

TBD

 

Take a Kid Fishing Day

The 2022 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 14-19, 2022

$500 CASH PRIZE!

 This years’ event is a virtual experience!

  • Register with Ravenna Parks and Rec before March 11, 2022

  • Walk or run 3.1 miles from any location you choose, including roads, trails, treadmills, or even another race from anywhere in the world at your own pace, by yourself or with a group of other participants.

  • Registration includes a Finishers medal, a goodie bag and one entry into the $500 Grand Prize. A commemorative t-shirt may be purchased for an additional fee (orders must be received no later than 2/27/22)

  • We’ve added extra fun, or shenanigans as we like to call them! You’ll be given instructions throughout the week of March 14th via email and on Facebook on how to win extra entries into the drawing for the Grand Prize! All entries must be registered participants.

  • On March 21st (St. Patrick’s Day) we will be announcing the winners of the door prizes and the winner of the Grand Prize live on Facebook!

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

Summer Series

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 2022!

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.

Click link for more information.  Spring Break Trip Around the World

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.

Program: Summer Camp 2022 Session I

Program: Summer Camp 2022 Session II

Program: Summer Camp Juniors 2022 Session I

Program: Summer Camp Juniors 2022 Session II

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

Summer Celebration

The Parks & Rec is presenting a Summer Celebration on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5 – 9pm.  It will be a fun day for the whole family.  There will be family games, food trucks, crafts, a movie at dusk and much more!

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