Happy Spring Hilton-Parma Community and Families,
Although our winter was mild, spring just hasn’t seemed to want to come to Parma. Not to worry,Hilton-Parma Recreation is ready to help bring it our way with the opening of Parma Town Park and allof the recreational opportunities we have to offer within. Before we move ahead though, allow me to highlight our favorite memories of the winter season.
On Friday, February 26 we hosted our Animal Adventure Night, a wildlife animal show brought to us by WOWEE. Over 130 people enjoyed a wide variety of exotic animals including a monkey, prairie dog and python but the night was highlighted by a visit from a beautiful, 150 pound grey wolf, named Takita. In addition to this special night we hosted a variety of special events, pre-school, youth and adult programs ranging in variety from Pee Wee Sports, full day Recess Camps, a Family Scavenger Hunt, a
Wine Trail Tour and our 32nd Senior Center Anniversary Dinner at Pinewood Country Club which featured great food, music and dancing courtesy of Groove Juice! There is no way for me to share all of the fun we had this winter in this little space but if you missed any of it or wanted to see some pictures, visit us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/hprecreation).
Moving on to the Spring and Summer of 2016, we have plenty of fun for all inside so I encourage you to dive into this brochure! But first, let me tell you about a few things you won’t want to miss.
Dog lovers, please join us on Saturday, June 4 as we present our second annual Barks and Brews event welcoming dogs and their families to Parma Town Park for a visit with plenty of dog friendly vendors, tastings, a bounce house and doggie socialization time!
I am very excited to announce that we are doing our best to bring back our new version of Parma Days with two very special events, the Summer Kick-Off on June 24 and Summer Send-Off on August 26. In addition to vendors, community groups, food, bounce houses, music and movies under the stars we are planning to have a very special surprise for the community on one of the nights!!! Please visit pages 25
& 27 for more details.
Finally, please let me thank my team here at the Recreation & Parks Department, in addition to our many community partners and the Town and Village Boards. Without their efforts and support, none of the fun would be possible.
With that said, dive into the Spring & Summer 2016 Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation program guide.
I hope to see you this summer!
Director of Parks and Recreation