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!
Spring is right around the corner and the Recreation Department and Community Center staff are preparing for programs and activities unique to this time of year. 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!
Room Reservations for this year and for 2018 (yes, that’s right….2018) are being accepted now by Pam at email@example.com and/or Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 440-234-2255 to book your date for that meeting, party, wedding, etc!
Click on March 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 only held during the school year, Monday thru Thursday.
Sign-ups for our Clinic (3-5) & Youth Baseball/Softball (6-17) Leagues will be held from March 1-March 31! Each program has a registration form with an info sheet attached in the lobby and/or our web site with all the details you need!
Spring Learn-to-Swim Registrations for members will begin on Tuesday, April 4th! Non-members can start signing up on Tuesday, April 11th! The Spring Session will consist of one 6-week session.
Congrats to the Rec. Dept. Aquatics Staff & Director, Jessica Rockhill for winning the 2016-17 Award for Excellence in Programming from the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association for the Family Fishing Day event that we host every September! Thanks to our partners, the Cleveland Metroparks & Fin, Feather & Fur for their help!
Registrations for our very popular “Safety Town” program will be held starting Monday, March 13th! Resident Boys & Girls entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2016 are welcome. The program is from Mon., June 19-Thurs., June 29. Class times are at 9:00 am, 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. There is a $20 fee to sign-up! Forms will be available at the Midd. Hts. Police Station and at the Community Center!! Your child will learn a number of safety-related concepts along with trips to the Police & Fire Stations!
Also starting Monday, March 13, sign-ups for the following Kidszone activities will be accepted: Summer Club (ages 3-4) on Tuesdays & Thursdays from mid-June thru end of July from 12-2 pm, our very popular Summer Camps for those entering K – those entering grade 8 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from mid-June thru end of July and Young Ambassadors (ages 10-14) to design and engage in a variety of service projects (must be a resident or member or have full time summer care with a resident). For fees and exact dates/times, go to our web site or pick up forms in the lobby and Kidszone
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.
The annual Pirate & Princess Dance will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 7-9 pm at the community center! Tickets cost $10 for members & $13 for non members & will go on sale starting Friday, February 24! We’ll have pizza/ice cream for everyone!
A new event called “Clash of the Heightans” will be held here at the center on Monday, April 17 for kids ages 10-15 who are members of the MHCC or residents of the BCSD. This is a youth sports day that will have teams playing Dodgeball, Tug-of-War & Kickball and individuals playing Spot Shot, Putting Challenge, Wii, Board Games, etc. For more details click here on Clash of Heightans Info Sheet. For a registration form, click here on Clash of the Heightans Registration Form.
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.
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:
- Foster community spirit through friendship and teamwork.
- Teach the fundamentals of fitness, exercise and sport.
- 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
In 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:
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.
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:
- 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
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.
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