The President's Corner

Located at James Day Park "All Kids Playground" provides opportunities for all youngsters to have fun, regardless of mobility level.

Parma is Ohio’s seventh most populous city and, commensurate with its size and population, is a city of parks. But, how many residents have visited or are even aware of all 20 parks and the amenities that each provides? This month’s column is dedicated to Parma’s recreational parks and will hopefully encourage you to visit all that they have to offer. They are listed loosely in order from north to south. Cut out the column and use it as your checklist!

Miller Park – Aaron Drive, off of Queens Highway

John Petruska Park (Formerly Marlborough Park) – 8218 Marlborough Avenue

Jerry Stano Park (Formerly Gerald Park) – Gerald Avenue near West 54th Street

Michael A. Ries Park and Ice Rink - 5000 Forestwood Drive

Walters Grove Park and Pool - 4400 Walter Avenue

Captain James Lovell Park - 5531 West 24th Street

South Park – Snow Road and South Park Boulevard

Green Valley Park – Bonny Boulevard

Sandy Hook Park – Sandy Hook and Larch Drives

Hetzel Park – Hetzel Drive

Veterans Memorial Park (Formerly State Road Park) - 6328 State Road

Hollywood Park - West 54th Street and Loya Parkway

Ridgewood Golf Course - 6505 Ridge Road

Anthony Zielinski Park and Splash Pad - 7620 West Ridgewood Drive

Stearn’s Homestead and Historical Farm – 6975 Ridge Road

Selwick Park – Selwick and Arcadia Drives

James Day Park and Pool (Formerly Nike Site Park) – 11828 West Pleasant Valley Road

Bonny Banks Park – Stormes Drive

List Lane Park – List Lane

Glamer Park – Glamer and Schwab Drives

I hope that you enjoyed this month’s column, but I hope that you will enjoy Parma’s parks even more. Special thanks to Parma’s Director of Parks and Recreation Mickey Vittardi and his fine staff for all that they do to keep our parks beautiful. Don’t forget to leave out the Cleveland Metroparks Big Creek Parkway and West Creek Reservation in your exploring. Next month I will write about the origins of the names of Parma’s parks. Best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving Season.

Sean Brennan

Parma City Council President Sean Brennan

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 8:51 AM, 11.01.2022