News Flash

Posted on: March 11, 2020

Select Senior Adult Recreation Programing Suspended through April 30

NOTE: Only those programs that occur between 8 am – 5 pm are temporarily suspended.

  • Beginner French
  • Conversational French
  • Fun with Fitness
  • Cookies, Coffee, and Conversation
  • Aerobics with Jacki’s Inc.
  • Movie Monday
  • Strength, Agility, and Motion...
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Coronavirus

News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Spring/Summer 2020 Catalog

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The Spring/Summer 2020 Recreation Catalog is now available. Download the PDF to find spring and summer classes and programs; a complete listing of summer camps; information about Thornton Park pool passes; and lots more.

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Recreation Highlights

News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Recreation Department Activities and Program Information

Shaker Heights City Hall portico

Updated August 11

Below is a list, divided into three categories, which will explain activities that are and are not going to be offered, and those still under consideration. In cases where activities/events are canceled, this means that those events were ...

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Recreation News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Stay Connected during COVID-19

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While you’re doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, our staff is hard at work creating virtual programming for residents. Here’s where you can find us:

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Recreation News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Recreation Programs Update

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In response to confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ohio, the Shaker Heights Recreation Department has revised its programming schedule

  • Changes effective through April 30 can be viewed at https://cvcpl.us/LOOs003
  • Additional changes effective April 8 can be vie...
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Recreation News
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Video: Introducing the Recreation Dept.

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Recreation is a big deal in Shaker Heights. It's one of the many ways residents and employees gather and connect with each other. The Shaker Heights Recreation Department is full of people who care about fostering relationships. Alex Nichols, director of ...

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Recreation News

News Flash

Posted on: March 17, 2020

The Mayor's Report

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Read Mayor Weiss’ September 18 report at https://cvcpl.us/sim1Zi7 

Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

County Rental Assistance Program

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Residents of Cuyahoga County, including Shaker Heights, who are having difficulty making rental payments due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis may be eligible for assistance from the Cuyahoga County Rent Relief Fund. 

  • The Relief Fund p...
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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Census 2020: Be Counted!

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The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it will cease all counting efforts (internet, mail, phone, and the crucial door-to-door count) on September 30, instead of on October 31 as previously announced. Unfortunately, 40 percent of households have yet to resp...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Horseshoe Lake Dam Update

Mudflats on Horseshoe Lake

The Horseshoe Lake Dam Rehabilitation project is being managed by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), which is committed to the modernization of this important structure.

Currently, NEORSD is working with the Ohio Department of Natural Res...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

City Launches Community Conversations

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The City of Shaker Heights is launching a series of periodic Community Conversations focused on race, diversity, equity and inclusion as they intersect with the work of the City. The purpose of these conversations is to create a space where members of the...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

2020 Preservation Month Photo Contest

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The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission announces winners of the eighth annual Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest, created in 2013, honors Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country. This ye...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Shaker Heights Wins ‘Best Town to Raise a Family’

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Readers of Northeast Ohio Parents magazine have selected Shaker Heights as the winner of the "Best Town to Raise a Family" category in the 2020 Parent Choice Awards. The magazine cites the City’s "walkable neighborhoods, ...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Participate in Public Meetings

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For the safety of our staff and residents, all public meetings will be virtual until further notice. Residents may learn how to comment on and/or attend a public meeting by viewing the agenda for the meeting they’re interested in. Please note th...

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Visit the Agenda Center Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Recreation Department Activities and Program Information

Shaker Heights City Hall portico

Updated August 11

Below is a list, divided into three categories, which will explain activities that are and are not going to be offered, and those still under consideration. In cases where activities/events are canceled, this means that those events were ...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City Council Passes Resolution Condemning George Floyd Killing

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At its June 8 meeting, City Council passed a resolution "expressing outrage at the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department, and calling for justice, unity, constructive dialogue and action needed to abolish racism, wherever it may...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Nature Center Closes Stearns Trail

Stearns Trail at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

The Nature Center at Shake Lakes is moving forward with the Stearns Trail capital improvements project. The trail will close on Monday, May 11 through the end of October. Improvements will include replacing the two larger bridges that cross the Doan Brook...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Paving of Larchmere/South Park Intersection

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The week of August 24, a contractor for the City (Burton Scot) will begin paving the intersection of Larchmere and South Park boulevards. Anticipated duration is three weeks (weather permitting).

The general scope of work includes:

Phase I—Removal...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Shelburne Rd. Paving Starts Week of Aug. 24

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The week of August 24, a contractor for the City (Roynak) will begin paving Shelburne Rd. between Claythorne Rd. and Warrensville Center Rd. Anticipated duration is three weeks (weather permitting).

The general scope of work includes:

Phase I—Remo...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

NEORSD Project on Lee Rd.

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(Updated August 24) On September 8, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) will start a major project on Lee Rd., just north of Van Aken Blvd. The general scope of this project will include deep excavation to install a shaft, waterline reloca...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Gas Main Replacement: Warrensville Center Rd. & Mercer Area

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(Updated June 30) This project is nearing completion. The section of Warrensvile Center Rd., between Farnsleigh Rd. to South Woodland Rd., is in the restoration phase. Crews are connecting residents to the new gas mains on Warrensville Center Rd. between ...

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More Information on City Construction Projects Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

First Energy Line Clearance Work

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Two contractors for First Energy will be performing electric line clearance work in the Mercer and Onaway neighborhoods this fall. Line clearance involves pruning tree branches along power lines. The majority of the work is in residential back yards. The ...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Northeast Quadrant Sewer Program

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Since 2018, the City has been working on sewers in the Mercer neighborhood, specifically on streets in the area between Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Boulevard, Sulgrave Road and Fairmount Boulevard.The general scope of work includes inspecting sewer m...

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Shaker Heights City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Lower Lake Update

Lower Lake dam in Shaker Heights, Ohio

In 2019, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) made various repairs to the Lower Lake dam and spillway based on Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) requirements. This included the installation of new stone along the western bank, pla...

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Shaker Heights City News

News Flash

Posted on: May 14, 2019

Mayor's Welcome

Mayor David Weiss

Welcome to Shaker Heights!

You will discover quickly that you are living in one of the most beautiful, engaging, and friendly communities in Ohio — or anywhere.

On our website, you'll find plenty of information about our City's unique assets: walkable neigh...

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This is Shaker
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Video: Shaker is the Place

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Learn more about the people, places, and community events that make Shaker Heights so special. 

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This is Shaker
Posted on: August 26, 2020

New Residents

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We’re so glad you’ve chosen to live in Shaker Heights. We’ll do our best to make you feel welcome and to learn your way around. Start by visiting the New Residents section of this website to find resources and more t...

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This is Shaker