Sunday, April 20, 2014
  • Manry Activities Center at Manry Park

    Manry Activities Center at Manry Park
  • Manry Pool

    Manry Pool


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Summer Registrations start Tuesday, April 29th at Manry Activities Center.  Hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through
Friday and Saturday 10am to 1pm.




Download the Spring/Summer Activity Guide


If you would like to contact us please e-mail us at
The City of Willowick Recreation Department is proud to provide the community a wide variety of recreational programming and services.  The department continues to revise and expand program offerings in response to the needs and interests of the residents of Willowick.  All residents can take advantage of the diverse number of programs and activities sponsored by the department on an annual basis.  Young or old, there is something that is sure to peak your interest. 

The Recreation Department coordinates all city sponsored recreational activities, programs, and facilities within Willowick.  We also collaborate closely with youth sports leagues such as Willowick Baseball, Willowick Soccer, Willowick Football, Willowick Girls Softball, Willowick Girls Fastpitch Softball and the Willowick Swim Team to coordinate facility use and program schedules.  The Department also works closely with a number of civic non-profit agencies and organizations such as Lake Metroparks and the Willowick Chamber of Commerce to positively influence recreation opportunities.


The department has two full-time and five year-round part-time staff members.  We also work extensively with the Parks Buildings and Lands Division of the Willowick Service Department.  Collectively we are all dedicated to provide the residents of Willowick well-maintained modern facilities and beautiful parks.  The department is proud to boast about the Activities Center at Manry Park, the Willowick Senior Center, the new water playground at Dudley Park, and the numerous recreational facility upgrades and improvements within the city.

Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any suggestion or comments regarding programs and/or activities. 

Julie Kless

Director of Recreation


Julie Kless

Director of Recreation

Julie has been with the Willowick Recreation Department since 2000.  She has served as the Facilities Coordinator at Manry Activities Center, as Assistant Recreation Director, and now as the Director of Recreation.  She is responsible for managing the daily operations and activities of the department, which include programming, budgeting, promotion, directing staff, and developing new events and activities.  Prior to coming to Willowick, Julie was the assistant athletic director at Gilmour Academy and also was involved in establishing and maintaining recreation programs at Lakeland Community College.


Scott Ritchey, Program/Event Coordinator

30100 Arnold Drive


Scott has an associates degree in Parks and Recreation from Lakeland Community College. He is responsible for all facets of the Summer Recreation Camp and is involved in offering special programs and events throughout the year.  Scott has worked for the Recreation Department as a lifeguard since 2006 and has recently worked for Lake Metroparks.

Nancy Cetina, Facilities Coordinator
30100 Arnold Drive

Nancy has been a member of the Recreation Department staff since 2001.  In her present position of Facilities/Events Coordinator, she is responsible for scheduling of Manry Activities Center staff and activities, maintaining the computerized activity and facility registration system, and helping to run various events and programs throughout the year.  Prior to coming to Willowick, Nancy was a high school business education teacher and coach.


Maureen Brennan

Recreation Department Secretary


Maureen has been the Recreation Department secretary since 1996.  She is responsible for handling correspondence, communications, facility and pool rentals and providing support in all phases of the Recreation Department.  She is also the Recreation Board secretary.



            MANRY PARK


            30100 Arnold Drive

            Activities Center (440-516-3011)


            Meeting Room

            Outside Pavilion

            Pool (440-944-1575)

            Baseball/softball diamonds


            DUDLEY PARK

            31500 Willowick Drive

            Fieldhouse (hall with kitchen)

            Pool (440-943-3970)

            Water Spray Park

            Baseball/softball diamonds