Other Programs


Near West Recreation in collaboration with Lake Erie Ink holds creative writing programs throughout the year for kids ages 9 to 14. The creative writing program introduces students to a variety of creative genres including, but not limited to: playwriting, poetry, comics and story-telling. Check back regularly to see when and where our next program will take place.  


Playground Crawls are back!

In partnership with Near West Family Network, Near West Recreation is hosting Playground Crawls in parks on the Near West Side of Cleveland.  Playground Crawls are designed to promote play, activate playgrounds, connect families and most importantly create a fun time for all ages.  Come out every Friday at 10 am (activities start at 11 am)  in the summer to a local park and have some fun! Sports and equipment and outdoor activities will be provided by Near West Recreation and Near West Family Network. All ages are welcome.