Looking to get active on the lakeshore? Cleveland’s front porch, North Coast Harbor, offers sports nearly every weeknight this summer. And many of them are free!
You can get in shape for your first 5K, get zen doing yoga on the grass of Voinovich Park, play volleyball with your pals or even toss a Bocce ball.
Tuesdays: North Coast Namaste yoga 6:15-7 p.m., followed by two hours of live music at Nuevo Modern Mex
Wednesdays: Kickball, sand volleyball and Bocce ball leagues, starting at 6:15 p.m.
Thursdays: Ship Shape running club 6-7 p.m. Runs average 3 miles in length and increase in intensity toward a 5K and longer North Coast Harbor race in October.
Fridays: Take a Happy Hour Cruise on the Goodtime III.
Plus, there are always the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rock and Dock transient marina opens in May, with jet ski and paddleboat rentals. And the mixed-use Harbor Verandas is on track to open in August, with Bike Cleveland as a first-floor tenant.
Attendance at North Coast Harbor, which was created in 1988, has grown steadily, from fewer than 2,800 people attending events in 2013 to nearly 14,000 last year. About half the participants live in Cleveland, and most work downtown, said North Coast Harbor project manager Jessica Kerr.
“It was insane,” Kerr said of the crowds around the Rock Hall during Induction Week. “As soon as the weather breaks for good, that is every single night at the harbor.”
Start planning your after-work activities now:
Lakefront Leagues: Team up with your friends for two eight-week sessions of kickball, sand volleyball or Bocce ball.
All league games will start at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The season will finish with a playoff social.
Session 1: May 16-July 18. Session 2: Aug. 1-Sept. 19