REC / COMMUNITY CENTER

Welcome!

The Outdoor Pool will not open until 4:30 pm the week of Monday, August 29-Sunday, September 4 and will close at 8:30 pm…..7:30 pm on Sunday, September 4 (weather permitting). The Outdoor Pool will close for the season at 7:30 pm on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Please note: Thursdays are “Member and Resident Guest Only Day at the MHCC.” We trust that this provides these two groups with more time and space to swim, workout, play basketball and enjoy the Community Center! Resident guest passes are $5 for ages 3-59 and $4 for ages 60 and older. Children under 3 years of age are FREE.

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 and the Recreation Department and Community Center staff are preparing for our fall activities. We invite you to check out our programs and activities. No matter your age, gender, ethnicity, fitness level or favorite sport…..we have something for you!

The Community Center now opens at 7 am (instead of 9 am) on Saturdays and at 10 am (instead of 1 pm) on Sundays. We will be closing at 9 pm, Monday thru Saturday. We will still close at 8 pm on Sundays.

Click on August Heights Highlights which will provide you with up-to-date recreation department information.

When Berea City Schools are cancelled due to weather (or any other reason), the 9 am & 2 pm Water Exercise classes and all SilverSneaker exercise classes will be cancelled. A decision on evening classes/activities will be made by 2 pm that same day. By the way, the 2 pm SilverSneaker SilverSplash class will take a break for the summer. The class will resume in September.

Community Center daily non-resident guest passes are $10 all day, year round for ages 3 & older except on Thursdays (which are member and resident guest only day). Children under 3 years of age are FREE

Our Family Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, Sept 17 from 1-3 pm or 4family-fishing-slider-6 pm and on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 am-1 pm or 2-4 pm. Each session is $5 for residents/members or $10 for non-residents. You can catch Blue Gill, Bass or Catfish in our outdoor pool and keep up to 2 or release an unlimited number back into the pool! Prizes will be awarded. A limited number of rods, reels and bait will be available.

The Indoor Pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub will be closed from Monday, Aug. 15 thru Sunday,    Aug. 28 for maintenance. The outdoor pool and locker rooms will remain open. The indoor pool will re-open on Monday, Aug. 29.

Applications 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 opportunities. You must be at least 16 yrs. old to apply.

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

rec4In 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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  • Adaptive Sports for Kids (A.S.K.)
    A year round curriculum of sports and social activities for children with special needs
  • Tot Sports for children 3 and 4 years old
  • Bocce Ball leagues for children and adults

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