Recreation Department

This is a historic document from the Village of Woodlawn 2003

Recreation Department provides varied services to the community. This is accomplished under the direction of Marji Dogan. There are two (2) additional full-time employees in this department as well as many part-time and seasonal employees.

Woodlawn’s Recreation Department provides a broad spectrum of athletic, enrichment and community outreach programs on a year-round basis, with a permanent staff of three full-time employees and a seasonal workforce of approximately 60.

Prior to its functioning as a structured department, all athletic programs were administered by the Woodlawn Youth Association. From its inception in 1974 with one part-time employee, Recreation has grown to provide a wide variety of recreational activities, encompassing numerous athletic programs for Village youth as well as enrichment programs for adult residents and special seasonal events throughout the year.

Serving an average of 1500 to 1800 Village youth per season, Recreation’s athletic program offerings include soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, T-ball, swimming and knothole baseball. The organized team sports activities are for youth ages three through 17, with teams assigned by gender. In addition, a comprehensive aquatics program featuring swimming lessons, water aerobics and water walking is also available at the municipal swimming pool.

Senior programming, in conjunction with the Maple Knoll Retirement Village, is another major component of Recreation’s services. A variety of services is offered, including health screenings, field trips, arts and crafts, awareness training and guest speakers, addressing a broad assortment of topics. Meetings are conducted weekly throughout the year, with steady or growing participation the trend among the Village’s very active seniors community.

Annual special events include February’s Black History Month recognition programs, the spring Easter egg hunt, May “garage” sale, perennial August favorite Family Day, October Harvest Festival and Halloween party and Christmas tradition, breakfast with Santa.

Community outreach services provided by the Recreation Department include the distribution of absentee ballots to shut-ins and provision of Homestead Tax Exemption forms to Village homeowners.

In conjunction with the Police and Fire departments, families in need of emergency shelter, food and clothing are identified and assisted with the help of the appropriate social services agencies. In addition, holiday food baskets and an “adopt-a-family” program to assist those in need are long-standing Thanksgiving and Christmas outreach activities of the Recreation Department.

Distressed Family Services
Maple Knoll Referral Services

Swimming Pool – Swimming lessons, water aerobics,
pool rental,for 4 hours are = $425 – Residents & $525 – non-Resident
Baseball Fields –
Soccer Fields –
Picnic Shelters – Rental for residents is $100, non-residents $135
Tennis Courts –
Horseshoe Pits –
Sand Volleyball –
Soccer and Pee Wee Football Leagues –
Knothole Baseball and Softball Leagues –
Winter Basketball Leagues –
Annual Family Days –

Seasonal Employment Opportunities Program
Summer Youth Employment Program
50 + Club for Seniors
Summer Day Camp – Residents = $40, non-Residents = $55
Various Classes – Martial Arts, Aerobics, etc.

Marji Dogan, Director
Woodlawn Recreation Department
10120 Woodlawn Blvd
Woodlawn , Ohio 45215
513 – 771-5745