The Willoughby Parks & Recreation Department provides educational, artistic, and athletic programs to all residents from preschool to seniors. Below are the current programs available.

Register for Available Programs

Youth Basketball League

It’s time to register for youth basketball! Practices start on Oct. 31 and games start on Nov. 8 at the Field House located at Union Village. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE.

Grades 1-2 / Division 1 (co-ed)
Grades 3 – 4 / Division 2 (boys)
Grades 3-6 / Division 6 (girls)                      
Grades 5+ will start to play in January 2021, registration will begin December 1, 2020.
Fee: $90
Register: online or call 440.953.4200

Due to COVID-19, we will follow these guidelines:

  1. Anyone entering the facility will have their temperatures taken.
  2. Only players and coaches are permitted in the Field House for practices.
  3. Do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your practice time.
  4. Masks must be worn at all times by spectators, all coaches and scorer.
  5. Masks must be worn by players and officials as they walk in and out of the Field House.
  6. Only player’s immediate family are permitted in the Field House for games.
  7. Do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your game time.
  8. There are no bleachers or chairs in the Field House.
  9. No drinking fountains are available.
  10. Failure to abide by the rules, will result in removal from the facility.

Steps to Success

Curriculum focused on social, language, reading, math (number recognition and counting), small and gross motor skills needed to be successful in school. We also focus on songs and rhymes connecting these skills. Creativity is encouraged through the use of scissors, markers, painting and gluing various art mediums. We are a play-based classroom, we get messy and play clothes are encouraged. Parents or caregiver are required to help in the class approximately 2 times during each class session (depending on class size). The helper will only be the bathroom monitor, they will walk the child to the restroom and wait for them outside of the building. The helper will not help in the classroom setting at all. You will also provide a healthy snack/drink that day.

Ages: 3-4 years
Time: 9:15 am – 11:15 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 20 – November 24 at David E. Anderson Senior Center
Class Fee: $182 ($172 for Willoughby resident)
Instructor: Diane Johnson

Get ready, get set…for Kindergarten!

This is a Pre-K class that focuses on Kindergarten readiness skills. It is for children entering Kindergarten for fall 2021. The class size is kept small to address the many areas of the curriculum. Small motor skills include writing their name, letters, and numbers. Journal writing is also explored each week. Estimating and problem-solving skills are also introduced. Reading time is a daily activity and they are encouraged to “read” at their level and each month they receive a monthly poem to read and recite. Parents or caregiver are required to help in the class approximately 2 times during each class session (depending on class size). The helper will only be the bathroom monitor, they will walk the child to the restroom and wait for them outside of the building. The helper will not help in the classroom setting at all. You will also provide a healthy snack/drink that day.

Ages: 5 by August 1, 2021 (or with permission)
Time: 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 20 – November 24 at David E. Anderson Senior Center (if facility has re-opened)
Class Fee: $235 ($225 for Willoughby resident)
Instructor: Diane Johnson

Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons are a great place to start or brush up on the basics. Students will improve hand-eye coordination and agility, perform racket-handling skills and become familiar with a tennis court. Instructors focus on building the foundation and cultivating a love for the game. 9 player maximum.

Type of LessonDaysTimeFee
Youth (ages 5-12)Mondays
Sept 21 – Oct 19
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm $65 ($60 for residents)
Child/Parent Tuesdays
Sept 22 – Oct 20
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm $80 ($75 for residents)
Youth (ages 13 – adult)Wednesdays
Sept 23 – Oct 21
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm$65 ($60 for residents)
Private*call to schedule 45 min lessons $150 ($140 for residents)

* Call the Parks and Recreation Dept to register and pay fee, then contact instructor (Mike) at 440.251.7842 to schedule day/time.

Pickleball

Pickleball is fun and social! It’s a paddleball sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Come and try it out!

Tuesdays and Thursdays – October 6 – 29 at David E. Anderson Senior Center
Time Slots (max of 16 people per time slot):
9 am – 10:30 am
11 am – 12:30 pm
1 pm – 2:30 pm
Fee: $3/ $1 resident discount (per date)

Notes: Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your start time. If you must arrive early, please remain in your car until at least 10 min prior to your start time. Temperatures will be taken at the door and masks must be worn while walking to the Field House and when not playing. Please exit immediately after your time slot has expired.