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Middleburg Heights Community Center Outdoor Pool and Fitness Classes Return!

Mayor Castelli, Middleburg Heights City Council, and the Middleburg Heights Recreation Department are pleased to announce additional facilities and offerings at the Middleburg Heights Community Center. Beginning Wednesday, June 10, 2020 the Outdoor Pool will open for members only (no resident or non-resident guest passes), with capacity limits and within state health department guidelines. The Indoor Pool will remain closed as work on our natatorium improvements begins and will continue through November.

On Monday, June 15, 2020 the Community Center will resume Silver Sneakers and adult fitness classes, with capacity limits and within state approved guidelines. Below is more specific information on each of these offerings. Please be understanding and be patient as the Middleburg Heights Community Center navigates through these changing guidelines. These are temporary restrictions and they will be eased in accordance with county and state direction.

On June 10, when the Outdoor Pool reopens, you will notice significant changes to its operation and layout. The slide, dump buckets, and cannons will be operational. Unfortunately, due to Ohio Department of Health guidelines, the train slide, floating animals, and lily pads will not be available. In an effort to promote social distancing, the use of private pool toys, such as balls, diving rings, and more are prohibited. The pool deck has been marked, designating specific household areas (pods) to assist with our social distancing requirements. A concrete picnic table is provided in most of these areas / pods. Deck chairs or chaise lounge chairs will not be available this summer due to sanitization requirements. While private folding chairs and lounges are permitted, deck space is extremely limited and may not accommodate that furniture. For specific Outdoor Pool policies and procedures, please visit https://middleburgheights.com/rec-community-center/aquatics/ and select Outdoor Pool Swim Block Rules from the blue drop down menu.

State guidelines require us to limit the capacity of the Outdoor Pool and deck to 50 members appropriately socially distanced at any given time. To provide the maximum number of members the opportunity to enjoy the pool, a free reservation system has been created. Free reservation will be required for a two hour Swim Block. This free Swim Block reservation guarantees your access to the outdoor pool during the reserved times (excluding weather, operational, and maintenance issues) and a designated area for your household use. A 30 minute period has been provided between each Swim Block to allow Community Center team members the opportunity to clean and sanitize between users. During this time period, all members and their belongings will be required to exit the Outdoor Pool area. Swim Block reservation times are as follows, and may be subject to change:

Swim Block Times

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All reservations will be done on line at:

https://middleburgheights.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=18

Reservations will be accepted beginning at noon the day prior to your desired Swim Block. Outdoor Pool use is reserved for members only and no resident nor non-resident daily guest passes will be available. The Middleburg Heights Recreation Department strongly suggests that members create their online profile before attempting to reserve any Swim Block. If you have not previously created your account, please email mhrecdept@middleburgheights.com.

The Community Center will also resume Silver Sneakers and adult fitness classes on Monday, June 15, 2020.  Only Community Center members with the Silver Sneakers benefit can attend Silver Sneakers classes.  State health department guidelines require limiting class capacity to 13 members. The Community Center team will require approximately 30 minutes between each class to clean and sanitize the Aerobics Room. During that time all members are required to leave the Aerobics Room and take their belongings with them. The Community Center requests that Silver Sneakers Community Center members limit the number of classes to one per day.  Updated class offerings and times will be posted in the Community Center and at: https://middleburgheights.com/rec-community-center/senior-activities/.

Adult fitness classes will also resume the same day. All fitness class participants are required to sign the daily waiver log upon entering the Community Center, prior to each class. Please provide ample time to complete any waiver or log. The Aerobics Room will be limited to 13 participants and the Gym will be limited to 25 participants for fitness classes. All state guidelines and social distancing requirements will remain in effect. The Community Center team will require approximately 30 minutes between each class to clean and sanitize. During that time all participants are required to leave the gym and take their belongings with them. Participants should contact the class instructor to determine any required equipment.  Updated class offerings and times will be posted in the Community Center and at: https://middleburgheights.com/rec-community-center/programs-classes/.

For more specific information on Community Center restrictions and limitations please click here or call (440) 234-2255, with any questions.