REC / COMMUNITY CENTER

The Middleburg Heights Community Center CLOSED on Monday, March 16, 2020, and will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. We are working hard to keep you safe and are in the process of cleaning and sanitizing the entire building. The city has also made about 2,000 calls to our senior citizens to check in on them. The calls were received with great appreciation by our senior citizens, some in tears that we cared enough to call them! Our local churches have volunteers ready to assist as needed. Please go to middleburgheights.com for all updates. You can call 440-234-8811 or 440-234-2255 and 911 for emergencies.
Thank you for understanding!
Who Wants To Get Egged?
We’re bringing the egg hunt to you!

On the morning of Friday, April 10, the bunny will be making house calls for Middleburg Heights residents and leaving plastic eggs in your front yard. MH Rec Staff will hide in plain site 35 plastic eggs filled with candy delights in your front yard. The rain date is Saturday, April 11. Click Here to register online. Registration will take place until April 9th or the egg hunt is full.

Easter Egg Hunt

We Are All In This Together Marathon
Join in on this fun and friendly “race” that you can do ANYWHERE & ANYTIME for 30 days starting on Wednesday, April 1!

We are excited to announce that the Middleburg Heights Recreation Department now has virtual programming!
Stay Fit While Staying at Home!
Since we can’t see you in person at the MHCC, we want you to join in on these fun, family friendly activities!
We Are All In This Together Marathon
Join in on this fun and friendly “race” that you can do ANYWHERE & ANYTIME for 30 days starting on Wednesday, April 1! All you have to do to is Click Here, follow the instructions and finish this “virtual” marathon in London, England (we will draw names from those who complete the course for some great prizes on Monday, May 3). Because you are signing up through the Rec. Dept., the cost is ONLY $3 (that’s a $14 discount)!!! If you have any questions, contact Steve at 440-234-2255 or at sdockman@middleburgheights.com. Please LIKE and SHARE this with your friends around the city, state, country and world for that matter. We Are All In This Together and Will Get Through This Together!!!
Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest
Get outside, snap some pics, and brighten our day! Upload your wildlife pictures from your backyard to our Facebook page or Our New Instagram Page (Install the app to follow our photos and videos @middleburgheightsrec. Click here to create an Instagram Account) use #MHRDBACKYARD when you caption your photo to win bragging rights for best picture. You only have until Friday, April 3, 2020 to participate in this contest, so get outside!

#MHRDBACKYARD

Rocky Challenge
Are you up for the challenge? Show us your best Rocky moves on Our New TikTok Account! (Install the app to follow our videos @mhrecdepartment. Click here to follow our TikTok Account) use #MHRDRockyChallenge to win a prize for best video. You only have until Friday, April 3, 2020 to participate in this contest, so get moving!
https://youtu.be/_YYmfM2TfUA
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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.

From November 1 thru April 30, daily, non-resident guest passes  are $15 per person (for those 3 years of age & older). Guest passes may not be purchased on Thursdays as that is resident & member ONLY day. From May 1 thru October 31, non-resident guest passes will be $10 per person. Click on the “Rec. Dept. Activities and Events” block in the upper right hand corner of this page to get a calendar of events!

The Recreation Department and Community Center staff have programs and activities from Youth thru Adult unique to this time of year. We invite you to check out our programs and activities on this site. No matter your age, gender, ethnicity, fitness level or favorite sport…..we have something for you!

We are a Tivity/SilverSneakers & a United Health Care/Optum site! If you have the Renew Active or AARP Medicare Supplement plan, visit https://partner.uhcrenewactive.com for your 9 digit confirmation code which will allow you to become a member of the MHCC for FREE (an A or S prefix will designate which plan you have)!

Room Reservations for 2020 and 2021 (yes, that’s right….2021) are not being accepted by our Sales and Events team at this time until further notice.  You can email Karol at kgermany@middleburgheights.com for specific details and questions.

All registrations for spring and summer programs have been suspended until further notice.

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

The pool closes 10 minutes prior to the close of the building. In case of inclement weather, call the Info Line at 440-239-6312 for updates.

When Berea Schools are cancelled due to bad weather, ALL water & land SilverSneaker® classes and all programs scheduled prior to 4 pm will also be canceled! A decision about classes/programs held after 4 pm will be made asap that same day. If the BCSD implements a 2-hour delay, ALL classes/programs will be held as scheduled.

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:

  • 2019 First Place Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of  Excellence in the Sports Programming category for Warrior Week/Clash of the Heightans.
  • 2017 First Place Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of  Excellence in the Special Populations category for the Adapted Swim Program.
  • 2016 Second Place Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of  Excellence in the Sports Programming category for the Family Fishing Day.
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