Recreation/Community Center

Welcome!

Click on the "Rec. Dept. Activities and Events" block in the upper right hand corner of this page to get a calendar of events!

Summer is coming to a close but our Recreation Department and Community Center still have plenty of activities for the entire family!The outdoor pool will close for the season on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 pm but the indoor pool will re-open after being shut down for annual maintenance on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6 am!

The annual Senior Health Fair is on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 9:30 am-12 pm. Flu shots will be provided Walgreen’s (free if you have a Medicare Part B card & $25.99 if you don’t). No appointment necessary.FREE gift drawings will be awarded every 1/2 hour! Multi health testing stations will be available. Spomsored in part by Southwest General Health Center.

The next Household Hazardous Waste Round-up will be held on Monday, Sept. 14 from 8 am-3 pm at the MH Service Center (7375 Engle Rd.). Some materials that will be accepted are oil/solvent based paint, sealers, promers, varnishes, shellacs, thinner, turpentine & spray paint. A complete list can be found at our city web site at www.middleburgheights.com.

Come show off your angler skills at the MHCC outdoor pool on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 from 1-5 pm. The Cleveland MetroParks will partner with the Rec. Dept. to fill the pool with 350 blue gill, perch and bass. Kids and adults can then “go fishing” and catch up to two fish or release an unlimited number of fish back into the pool! Prizes will be given to kids ages 14 & under for the Most Fish or Biggest Fish caught. There will be a limited amount of fishing poles and bait allowed. The cost is $5 for members/residents and $10 for non-residents.

A Heart Saver CPR course will be held here at the center by the MH Fire Dept. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6-9 pm. Residents and  Midd. Hts. business employees can sign up for just $5. Call Janet or Darlene at 440-243-1313.

Click here for our monthly Heights Highlights, (our monthly newsletter) which will provide you with up-to-date recreation department information.

Community Center daily non-resident guest passes are now $10 all day, every day, all year round. However, Thursdays are “Member and Resident Guest Only Day." We trust that this provides these two groups with more time and space to swim, workout and play basketball!

Appplications for employment are accepted year round but our peak season is in the summer months due to the need for lifeguards and staff to run our outdoor sports programs. Click here for all the information you will need to apply for employment opportunitites. You must be at least 16 yrs. old to apply.

Enjoy the last weeks of Summer and GO TITANS!

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide people of all ages and ability the opportunity to participate in active and passive, individual and team, competitive and non-competitive programs. Through our community recreational and leisure activities, we strive to:

  1. Foster community spirit through friendship and teamwork.
  2. Teach the fundamentals of fitness, exercise and sport.
  3. Instill the concepts of pride, motivation and sportsmanship in all participants.

Our vision is to become a model for other recreation departments throughout Greater Cleveland and Ohio. We will do this by offering dynamic programs, using professionally certified instructors and providing progressive, state-of-the-art facilities, which will fully serve the needs of our citizens.

Our Award-Winning Facility

poolIn August 2001 the Middleburg Heights Community Center was featured in USA Today as one example of upscale facilities that are redefining the concept of community recreation centers.

This came as no surprise to residents. After all, the center had already been named Most Outstanding New Center by the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association a few months after its May 2000 opening.

Today the center continues to provide the best in public recreation facilities. It includes:

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Saunas/Steam room
  • 4-lane indoor track
  • Basketball courts/Multipurpose gym
  • Aerobics room
  • Juice bar
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Central atrium and an open design
  • Kidszone

The heated indoor pool features a pleasing free-form design with a lazy-current channel, bubble couch, vortex, hot tub/whirlpool spa, waterslide, and an area for lap swimming. A separate whirlpool, steam room and sauna are also available.

The heated outdoor pool includes a waterslide and a variety of other play features with areas no deeper than 3-1/2 ft. (perfect for little ones).

Our spacious fitness area has over 100 pieces of cardio, circuit training and free weight equipment. A four-lane, non-banked, 1/12 mile track offers a view of the pools, gymnasiums and casual activities area.

The casual activities area is a meeting place for everyone. With views to almost every activity area, it is the "hub" of the center. Features include a 60 ft. waterfall (which hides the elevator quite well), a grand staircase, and a skylight.

Award-Winning Excellence

Programming Awards 

In addition to receiving the "Most Outstanding New Center" award in 2000, the Recreation Center also received awards from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association for program innovation for the following:

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Professional Awards 

In 2001, Recreation Director Carl Guarnieri was selected as the "Outstanding Professional" in Recreation in the State of Ohio by
the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association.

Facility Awards

The Community Center has also won the following awards:

  • The "Golden Trowel" from the Masonry Institute in recognition of the "Community Center's Masonry Design and Construction."
  • The Builders Exchange presented the center with four awards for the following:
    • Skylights/Glass/Glazing and Curtain Walls
    • Masonry and Brick Walls
    • Stairs and Railing Systems
    • Specialty Flooring