Summer Fun 2023

Summer Fun 2023

Christmas in July 2023

The Annual Christmas in July event at the Dan Kostel Rec Center pool went off without a hitch even though a few raindrops fell during the event on Saturday July 29th.

Fun was had by all in attendance with the swim races, hula, limbo & splash contests.  Santa came with his big black bag full of toys (compliments Jason Seither Ward 3) for all the little ones in attendance, balloons were twisted by “Snickers” the balloon twister!

Our 2 big winners of the bikes donated by Mayor Matt Burke were:  Quetta Lee age 5 and who is a first grader at the Smart Academy & Jannalee Ramirez 10 years old who is homeschooled, both residents of Garfield Heights. Many other gift certificates were raffled off to all in attendance.

Thanks to all the Sponsors who made this event possible with their donations: Mayor Matt Burke, Jason Seither- Councilman of Ward 3, Pat Salemi, and the Recreation Department. 

This event Sponsored by the City of Garfield Heights, Paul Birk, Sr., Director of Parks and Recreation, & coordinated by Mary Nichols.  Also a Big thanks to the awesome staff at the Recreation Department: Ken Dillon (music), James Burgholtz, Mary Garrett, Melissa, Savana, & Xavier Irvine, Sebastian Miranda-Rios, Makayla Svoboda, Mena Pobega, Gabe Cobb, Isa & Isaac Ramirez, Sarah Shuba, Ethan Sears, activities on pool deck organized by Head Life Guard Bela Irvine, line dancing with Brandon Taylor.

and most of all Thanks to Santa for coming in on his surfboard!   (Bob Gruszewski)Snowman

T-Ball Swim 2023 (July 22, 2023)

Our T-Ball teams are invited every year to come and enjoy the pool to celebrate a successful season.

T-Ball Picnic

Swim Meets (July 13, 2023, July 25, 2023)

Swim teams came to compete at the Rec Center.

Swim Meets 2023

Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH)

BHGH came to visit the pool on 3 different occasions through the summer

BHGH Visit 2023