Art & Recreation

Recreation Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Some programs may require an additional fee for non-residents, defined as individuals who do not live or work in the city of Elyria. Click here to learn more about upcoming programs, memberships, leagues, reserving facilities and online registration. Payment may be made online, cash, check, debit card, Visa or MasterCard. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please call 440.326.1500.

The Park District acquires land to promote and demonstrate the wise use of our natural resources. The Park District strives to preserve and create a diversity of ecosystems while providing educational and recreational opportunities which are compatible with and promote conservation of these resources. Lorain County Metro Parks assumed operations of Cascade Park in 2014 through a partnership with the City of Elyria. Cascade Park holds the same wondrous awe that our great National Parks elicit, yet on a much reduced scale with rivers, rocks, waterfalls, forests thick with hemlocks and birds singing over rushing waters. Situated near the hustle and bustle of downtown Elyria, this 135-acre plot where the twin branches of the Black River cascade over crests of Berea Sandstone merge into the economic heart of the area. Çlick here for more information. 

Invest Elyria (IE) is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers.  Our group has a genuine desire to promote Elyria’s community as a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  With a focus on the arts, food and commerce, we believe in keeping Elyria businesses thriving and improving the morale of our community.  The organization also develops initiatives to encourage good citizenship and bring neighbors together. Invest Elyria supports and is actively involved in keeping our streets and parks safe and clean. Click here for more information.

The Elyria Arts Council is entering its fourth exciting year as our City begins its third century! Where the Arts thrive, communities flourish.Within our Arts and Education Center we have a limited number of individual galleries that are available for either a 6-month or yearly Sponsorship. Each contains a wonderful variety of constantly rotating artwork by local artists and artisans. Click here for more information. 

There's always something happening in Elyria. Find information about upcoming community events here.