Summer Concert Series – Something for Everyone!

Posted on July 10, 2024

The City of Bedford and the Parks & Recreation Department are pleased to announce the 2024 Summer Concert Series, which will welcome community members to the Bedford Commons, 730 Broadway Ave, for a variety of live music during the summer months.  This year, concerts are scheduled every other Wednesday beginning June 12 and ending on...

Battlesharks Summer Swim Team is Back!

Posted on June 8, 2024

The Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the Bedford Battlesharks Summer Swim Team has returned.  Registration is now open for children ages 5-18 who know how to swim and are interested in training for competition.  Practices take place at Bedford Municipal Pool and competitive meets are held in area communities that participate...

Resolution No. 2613-24 Necessity to Improve Certain Streets

Posted on May 15, 2024

Res 2613-24 Street Lighting Resolution 1 of 3 (2024-2025)

Summer Pool Info Available

Posted on April 25, 2024

The Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce the Bedford Municipal Pool summer swim schedule.  Don't miss out on our summer swim season, including adult, family and open swim sessions, as well as learn-to-swim lessons and the return of the Bedford Battlesharks, our summer swim team!  Click on the image below to see our...

Parks & Recreation Department Extends Baseball Registration Deadline

Posted on April 11, 2024

The deadline to register for you summer youth baseball with Bedford Parks & Recreation Department has been extended until Friday, April 19.  Don't miss out on a fun summer season.  Click on the image below to register!

Parks & Recreation Planning Eclipse Watch Party

Posted on April 1, 2024

  On Monday, April 8, gather and witness an awe-inspiring phenomenon of a total solar eclipse at our outdoor watch party! Bring a chair/blanket and setup in the grass behind Ellenwood Center in Archibald Willard Park and Pavilion. Capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience with friends and neighbors. Free and open to the public. First come, first...

Parks & Recreation Hiring Seasonal Positions

Posted on March 29, 2024

The Parks and Recreation Department is now filling positions for seasonal jobs including lifeguards, grounds crew, camp counselors and more.  We offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, and paid training.  Click the link below, call 440-735-6570 or visit us at Ellenwood Center for more information or to apply.

Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring Program Guide

Posted on January 30, 2024

Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring Program Guide Check out the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department winter/spring program guide!  There’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the fun.  Click the image below for the full brochure, which will also be mailed to all Bedford residents.  Click here to register for a program.  Call our office at 440-735-6570...

Parking Ban

Posted on January 18, 2024

In anticipation of the upcoming snowfall a parking ban will be placed on all City streets beginning Friday, January 19th at 3:00 a.m.  The parking ban will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m., Sunday January 21st.  Please do not park on the street during this time.  As with all large snow events, crews will focus...


Posted on January 16, 2024

As the temperatures drop the risk for frozen pipes increases. Here are some tips prevent problems: Keep your thermostat at 55 degrees or above, even when you are away. Keep doors and windows closed and well insulated. Caulk cracks to prevent cold air from entering your home. Remove hoses and shut spigots from inside –...

Parks & Rec Busy Planning for 2024!

Posted on December 20, 2023

Happy Holidays from the City of Bedford, Parks & Recreation Department! Our team is hard at work planning programs and events for 2024.  Keep your eyes out for a new brochure due out in January, including programs such as: YOUTH Chess Club, Art Classes, Video Gaming, STEAM Workshops, Etiquette, Cooking, Foil Fencing, Soccer, Volleyball, Open...

Parks & Rec Senior News Gets Refresh!

Posted on December 19, 2023

With a fresh new year, we will refresh our Senior Newsletter look! We will keep the tradition of having the monthly edition coming out on the second Wednesday of the month at our luncheons; however, the publication will have the next month titled on the cover. Why change? Well, it’s not really a change —...

Civil Service Commission Seeking New Member

Posted on December 7, 2023

The Civil Service Commission is in need of a new member. Interested Bedford residents, please send a resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Howland, Finance Director at Bedford City Hall 165 Center Road Bedford, Ohio 44146 or email Visit for more information.

Jr. Cavs Basketball Grades PK-6 – Don’t Miss Out!

Posted on October 31, 2023

Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time,...

Parks & Recreation Department Announces Senior Health & Wellness Fair

Posted on October 6, 2023

The Bedford Parks & Recreation Department will host a Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 10:00am-1:00pm at Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Ave. The event will feature free health screenings - glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, hearing and more!   Flu and Covid Shots/Boosters will be available by appointment.  Scheduled vaccine participants will...

Trick or Treat Street Registration Now Open!

Posted on October 2, 2023

Join us for the Parks & Recreation Department's Annual Halloween event on Saturday, October 21, 2023! Children ages infant -12 will trick-or treat through various stations in our transformed west parking lot at Ellenwood Center. Registered children receive a pumpkin and a Halloween craft to go. Hay rides will be available! Registration will not be...

Parks & Recreation Fall Brochure Now Available

Posted on September 18, 2023

The Parks & Recreation Department's fall brochure is on it's way to all homes in Bedford via US Mail, and available online here.  We hope you consider registering for one or more of the many programs and activities available.  There is something for everyone.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the Parks...

Parks & Recreation Fall Brochure Coming Soon

Posted on September 5, 2023

Keep your eyes out for the Parks & Recreation Department's Fall 2023 brochure, coming to residents' mailboxes soon.  Once finalized, a digital copy will be available online too.  This brochure will have an activities and programs for all ages and interests!  Many of the programs that will be featured in the brochure are open now.  Click...

Downtown Bedford Connectivity Plan – Transportation Survey

Posted on August 23, 2023

The City of Bedford is looking to improve all modes of travel (bicycle, pedestrian, vehicle) and transit connectivity to and from the Historic District to surrounding neighborhoods and assets. As a first step in the process, Bedford & Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) are embarking on a public engagement process to gather community input...

Fall Bearcat Soccer Registration Now Open!

Posted on August 10, 2023

Bearcat Soccer is open to boys & girls Ages 5 to 12. Participants will be assigned to groups based on age/enrollment. The program consists of weekly (Saturday mornings or early afternoons) instructional group practices and scrimmages in a clinic format, led by Rookie Sports Club LLC. Participants receive a T-shirt. Participants must provide and wear...
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