OUR MISSION: Recess Cleveland aims to increase public participation, stimulate emotional growth, and promote physical activity by throwing pop up recess events in areas lacking positive environments for recreation.
It’s fun for the whole family! Recess Cleveland events start with ‘old-school recess’ – we show up at an empty lot in the city and spread out our equipment (Frisbees, ‘Skip its’, hula hoops, etc.). Members of the community, previous event attendees, even random folks just walking down the street, are all invited to play! Once we have enough players, we start the team games, including Capture the Flag, Football, Dodgeball and the hilarious new sport, Bubble Soccer! (See below for a full list).
We have contests (hula hoops, tug of war, dance battles, etc.), and thanks to the generosity of local donors, food and drinks are provided to all who play at our FREEcess Events! Trained instructors/mentors assist participants in the activities and developing the soft skills that lead to success not just in the games but in every aspect of life. Help us bring recess back by planning an event, donating equipment, volunteering, or donating funds.