Creating activity opportunities in Cuyahoga County

Shared Use

Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga (HIP-Cuyahoga) is building opportunities for everyone in Cuyahoga County to have a fair chance to be healthy.

Communities, such as those within Cuyahoga County, are looking at opportunities to develop partnerships with schools, faith-based organizations, and other entities to use their property to promote physical activity. These properties can be a valuable resource for the community that will allow for activities before, during, and after school hours, as well as on weekends.

Making healthy choices and raising healthy families requires more than individual effort. Health is shaped by where we live, who we know, and how much money we have. Limited choices and lack of access to public facilities make it hard to get the exercise we need to be healthy.

We need safe places to play.

A good place to start is to use what we already have in our communities: schools, faith-based organizations, public buildings, playgrounds and parks, as well as private facilities. Yet these places are often closed in the evenings and on weekends. Facilities are locked because of concern about costs, vandalism, security, maintenance, contract issues, and liability in the event of injury. We all need to keep people and property safe. Recognizing the community benefits of using public resources, the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation making it easier for school districts to open their facilities to community use. To make use of community resources we need to agree about how to do it. Our agreements are called shared use and they range from simple to very complex. They require a lot of thought, effort, and cooperation and differ depending on the range of issues that are being addressed.

Shared Use Resource Guide

HIP-Cuyahoga help a promotional zumba class to promote the shared use sites, or sites that have pledged that “health matters here.” The class was promoted by DJ RoDigga on Z1079 on Facebook Live. Two of the videos are below.

We adopted a policy, now what?

Shared Use Workshop 201

Click here to register

Health Matters Here on the Radio

This radio advertisement aired on Z1079 and WZAK

Shared Use Facilities Near You

Central Neighborhood

Alfred A Benesch

5393 Quincy Ave, Cleveland, OH 44104

Garden Valley Neighborhood House

7100 Kinsman Rd, Cleveland, OH – 44104

Old Brooklyn Neighborhood

Central Korean Presbyterian Church of Cleveland

4838 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109

Cudell – Edgewater Neighborhood

Salaam House

9302 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Parma

Islamic Center of Cleveland

6055 W 130th, Parma, OH 44130

PASO Cultural and Civic Center

1975 W Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 44134

Downtown Neighborhood

YMCA-Downtown

1301 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

Saint Clair Superior Neighborhood

ASIA Inc

3631 Perkins, Cleveland, OH 44114

AsianTown Center

3820 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114

St. Clair Bikeworks

6408 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

East Cleveland

Lakeside Baptist Church

12600 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44112

MLK Civic Center

14801 Shaw Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44112

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church

12701 Superior, East Cleveland, OH 44112

Salvation Army

1507 Doan Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44112

Solon

Arthur Road Preschool

33425 Arthur Rd, Solon, OH 44139

Solon High School

33600 Inwood Rd, Solon, OH 44139

Glenville Neighborhood

Franklin D Roosevelt Investment School

800 Linn Dr, Cleveland, OH 44108

Glenville High School 

650 E 113th St, Cleveland, OH 44108

Vicky Trotters Juice Bar

11401 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44108

South Collinwood

 Collinwood High School 

15210 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110

Siggy’s Village

15416 Saranac Rd. Cleveland, OH 44110

Hough Neighborhood

Lexington Bell

7724 Lexington Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

Union Miles Neighborhood

John Adams High School 

3817 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Cleveland, OH 44105

North Olmsted

John Knox Presbyterian

25200 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 441070

Westlake

Lee Burmeson Middle School

2240 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145

Community Ambassadors and Shared Use

Key to Success

Community Health Ambassadors play a key role in increasing activity opportunities in Cuyahoga County through Shared Use Agreements. Community Ambassadors are active members of the communities that they live, and help determine which facilities could benefit the community to develop a shared use agreement. They also assist with identifying neighbor interests, to see which activities would have good participation.
Ms. Lean, Zumba instructer leads a class at Friendly Inn Settlement.