Adult Programs

Yoga in the Park


Ellenwood Center/Willard Park, 124 Ellenwood Ave.
Saturdays 11:00 am—12:00 pm
July 25  – August  29
Outdoor Class only; will take place behind Ellenwood Center between building and playground
Participants must bring water and yoga mat


Bedford Resident $30
Non-Bedford Resident $40
Yoga mats available to purchase for $10

COVID-19 Policies/Procedures
All participants must sign a COVID-19 waiver at first class.

Bathroom facilities will not be accessible.

Social distancing must be adhered to; minimum six feet distance at all times.

In the event of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. Participants will be notified via email and text alert.


Dawn Rivers is the owner of Bedford’s Daybreak Yoga.  She is a certified yoga teacher, has completed 300-hour training beyond her initial teaching training,  as well as Yoga Nidra training.  Her style of yoga is mindful, energetic and fun!

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Virtual Painting with So-So Artsy

For Adults & Older Teens! Join us for a live, interactive virtual Painting Class for beginners! You have the option to register with or without the So-So Artsy Kit.

The So-So Artsy Kit includes a water cup, paintbrushes, disposable apron, paper plate pallette, 16″ x 20″ canvas, and paper towels.

Kits can be picked up at Ellenwood Center or So-So-Artsy Paint Studio in Northfield Village, please indicate your preference during registration. Kit pickup details and Zoom information will be sent to registered participants.

Instructor: Melinda, So-So Artsy

Dancing Fireflies: Thursday, July 9
Day Dreaming: Thursday, July 23
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Zoom

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Participant Fee without supply kit: $10
Participant Fee with supply kit: $20

Creation Bags for Home

For kids & adults!  These special program bags include an opportunity to craft on your own or in a live session with others via Zoom. Check the programs for drive-thru pickup times. If you cannot make a pickup time, please arrange a curbside appointment with Recreation staff.

Instructor: Recreation Staff
Location: Zoom

Creation Week #1
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, June 30
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Make Your Own Fairy Garden for ages 6+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Mosaic Garden Stakes for ages 12+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Creation Week #2
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, July 14
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Make Your Own Furry Friend (Teddy Bear) for ages 6+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Fleece Tied Throw Pillow (Peace Sign) for ages 10+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Creation Week #3
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, July 28
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Tie Dye Art for the Family
We supply the dye, you supply the gear.
Bedford Resident $14 / Non-Resident $16

Creation Week #4
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, August 4
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Make Your Own Furry Friend (Tiger) for ages 6+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Bearcat Paw String Art for Ages 12+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

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How To Zoom

Zoom Logo

Zoom has become a popular platform for virtual meetings and learning; it is a free web-based and mobile app for users. Bedford Parks & Recreation will be utilizing Zoom to host several of our virtual programs. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please browse these resources and video tutorials prior to a scheduled program.

How to Join a Meeting:

Free Live Training Webinars with Zoom experts:

Pre-Recorded Training Sessions:

We will be hosting the following practice Zoom phone/video conference calls to help you navigate this technology. Please call 440-735-6570 or register using the link below to join us for a practice session.

Day Session: Monday, June 29 1:00 pm
Evening Session: Tuesday, June 30 7:00 pm
Weekend Session: Saturday, June 27 10:00 am

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Daybreak Online Yoga Studio

DaybreakBedford Parks & Recreation continues our partnership with Bedford’s own Daybreak Yoga Studio. Before the COVID-19 pandemic instructor Dawn Rivers taught classes at Ellenwood Center. Now, she offers her popular yoga classes via Zoom. Daybreak Yoga Studio is pleased to extend several discount opportunities to the Bedford community.

If you are interested in registering for an individual class, use the code  RECYOGA  for $3 off each livestream online class through August 31.

Click here for a special deal on 10 classes for $50. This package is good for one year from the time of purchase.

Visit to learn more about the studio and register for  upcoming classes.

Share the Bedford Experience Photo Contest

Participate in our photography competition! We encourage all shutterbugs and nature lovers to capture their favorite views of Bedford and the adventures throughout our beautiful city and parks. Show us Bedford’s history and buildings, parks and trails, gardens, wildlife… even your pets, homes and everyday family activities and summer traditions.

You can submit your photos via email or social media.

Facebook: Like us on Facebook, Tag Bedford Parks & Recreation (@BedfordRecreation), tell us about your photo and location, and add #BedfordOhioExperience

Twitter: Follow us on Twitter, Tag Bedford Parks & Recreation (@BedfordRec), tell us about your photo and location, and add #BedfordOhioExperience

Instagram: Follow us on Instagram, Tag Bedford Parks & Recreation (@BedfordOHRec), tell us about your photo and location, and add #BedfordOhioExperience

Email: Email your photo to and tell us about your photo and location.

We will share our favorite photos of the #BedfordOhioExperience on our social media. Winning photos will be showcased in our future brochure publication, including the front cover!

Virtual Talent Show 

Talent Show

Join us for a Virtual Talent Show on Sunday, July 5th on Youtube and Facebook Live! We are seeking video submissions under 4 minutes of your special talent; such as singing, playing musical instruments, stand-up comedy, dancing, magic tricks, demos of sports and trick shots, etc. Individual or group acts.

To be included in our Virtual Talent show, please pre-register online or call 440-735-6570. You will be contacted via email how to upload your high quality video. Submissions due by June 30, 5:00 pm. Submissions must be family friendly. Bedford residents only.

Video premiere on Sunday, July 5 at 7:00 pm on Youtube Live and Facebook Live

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Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Bedford Parks & Recreation will be hiding geocaches at our local parks: Ellenwood, Greencroft, Taft, and Interstate. Geocache boxes come in all different sha pes and sizes and will be in a camouflaged container in a safe but non-intrusive place. When you find our cache, please do not take it with you. Write your name and date in the log. In a larger cache, if you are comfortable, you may take something but then that means you leave something to swap! Come prepared with a pencil or pen. Our caches will be available starting June 20!

Get out, get active and be one of the first to find our caches! For those seasoned trackers, help our four Travel Bugs go on their first adventures!

Download the app Geocaching by Groundspeak Inc. Create a login or link to your Google, Facebook, or Apple account. Turn on your location and you will immediately see dozens of geocaches within Bedford, especially within the Bedford Reservations.

Starting June 20, find our caches in local parks. Click here for details!

To learn more about Geocaching, visit

Staycation: Virtual Travel Center


Your vacation may have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore a new destination! Museums, theaters, national landmarks and other popular attractions are offering virtual experiences for online visitors. We have compiled a list of great sites to visit for local, national and international virtual experiences from the comfort of your own home.

Please feel free to share some of your great discoveries with us to add to our growing list.

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