Summer Fun in Neighborhood Parks

As Clevelanders, we endure the cold, grey winters knowing that eventually there is the promise of summer—sunny, warm weather and longer days that don’t end until well after dinnertime. For many city residents, the best way to enjoy this time is in their neighborhood parks!

However, parks that aren’t enjoyed by their community can become challenges for neighborhoods. Unused public spaces can create safety issues or the perception of a neighborhood in decline. That’s where LAND studio comes in. For nearly twenty years, the nonprofit organization and over 300 artists and vendors have collaborated to provide free arts and cultural activities each week as part of its summer park programming series. As a result of this programming, neighborhoods including Ohio City, Detroit Shoreway, Tremont, Mt. Pleasant, Buckeye Shaker and Woodland Hills enjoy active public spaces, and thousands of kids and families have access to the city’s renowned arts and cultural institutions—Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Public Theatre, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Tailspinner Children’s Theatre, and Upcycle Parts Shop, to name a few.

From face painting and bubble making, to dancing and theater performances, summer programming is a critical part of LAND studio’s mission to connect people through dynamic arts programming in public spaces. The organization believes that in order to have a vibrant neighborhood you must have active, quality greenspaces that provide areas for recreation and create opportunities for neighbors to gather.

Last summer 16,000 people participated in our park programming, the highest number since the summer series started. We hope to see you at your local park this summer! For a full schedule of sites and activities, visit or

LAND Studio

1939 West 25th Street, Suite 200

Cleveland, Ohio 44113