City of Cleveland extends summer hours at Lonnie Burten Rec

The City of Cleveland Division of Recreation announced it will extend hours at eight recreation centers for the summer, including Lonnie Burten Recreation Center. Wednesday through Saturday from now through August 12, 2017, these rec centers will remain open until 11 p.m.

Lonnie Burten Rec
Lonnie Burten Rec

Made possible in part by the generosity of the Cleveland Foundation, the extended hours are aimed at keeping youth engaged in positive activities during the late evening hours at recreation centers as an alternative to being on the street. The city of Cleveland also announced new programming for youth and young adults which includes yoga, ballet and chess. Each recreation center will offer youth basketball leagues as well as game room activities and swimming programs. Off-duty police officers will be present at each facility.

Participating recreation centers include:

  • Lonnie Burten, 2511 East 46th Street
  • Cudell, 1910 West Blvd.
  • Glenville, 680 E. 113th
  • Zelma George, 3155 Martin L. King Blvd.
  • Michael Zone, 6301 Lorain Ave.
  • Earle B. Turner, 11300 Miles Ave.
  • Fairfax, 2335 E. 82nd Street
  • Thurgood Marshall, 8611 Hough Ave.
Lonnie Burten Rec is also serving free breakfast and lunch this summer Monday through Friday for children 1 – 18 years of age.
  • Breakfast is served 10 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is served 12 – 1 p.m.
Lonnie Burten Rec has recently expanded its programming to offer art classes and activities for all ages.
  • Printmaking class is on Wednesdays from 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Air brushing on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Bingo is held on Tuesdays from 12 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Boxing class is held Monday through Friday from 4 – 7 p.m.
A complete schedule of activities and programs offered at Lonnie Burten Rec Center can be found here.
Updated programs and activities are the result of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative and the Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults. Normal business hours for recreation centers are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.