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.

Beginning November 1, 2017, thru April 30, 2018 daily, non-resident guest passes  will increase from $10 to $15 per person (3 years of age & older). Guest passes may not be purchased on Thursdays as that is still resident & member ONLY day.

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

Fall is here 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 on this site. 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 Karol Germany, our NEW Sales and Events Coordinator. You can contact her at You can also call her at  440-234-2255 to book your date for your meeting, party, wedding, etc!

The Community Center is committed to accommodating as many members and guests that space allows. At this time, we are experiencing heavier than normal usage of our main gym. As a result, we will not permit FULL COURT basketball games after 4 pm, Monday-Friday and all day on Saturday & Sunday. At the sole discretion of MHCC supervisors, full court games MAY BE permitted on a limited basis when there is lower demand for the main gym basketball hoops. 

Click on November 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 Friday.

The Community Center will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday! We will be open at our regular hours (6 am-9 pm) on Friday, November 24. Enjoy the holiday with your family and friends!

The Rec. Dept. will continue to accept registrations for our clinic (ages 3-4 & K-1st grade), youth (grades 2-9) & high school (grades 10-12) basketball leagues! We accept non-resident children in our youth programs if you reside in or attend a public or private school within the boundaries of the Berea City School District or have a current non-res. membership of the MHCC.

The Rec. Dept. is also still accepting registrations for Adult Indoor Bocce (Coed 4 person rec, Coed 2 person competitive, Coed morning & Men’s 2 person rec on Wed. & Thur. nights), Adult Volleyball (Coed competitive & Coed rec on Wed. nights) & Adult Cornhole (Coed competitive & Coed rec on Mon. nights). Sign up forms can be turned in at the front desk.

Our annual Community Tree Lighting Night which is a kickoff to the Holiday Season will be held on Friday, November 24 (the day after Thanksgiving at the Community Center). Mayor Gary W. Starr, members of City Council, the City Club and the Rec. Dept. invite you and your family to join us from 5:30-9 pm that evening as we “flip the switch” and light the tree in the lobby! We’ll have balloon artists, face painting, holiday music, Santa and his elves, light refreshments and much more. The best part is that it’s FREE to attend.

Also, sign-ups for Fall Kidszone activities are still being accepted. For fees and exact dates/times, click here on Kidszone Fall 2017 Activities, go to our web site or pick up forms in the lobby or Kidszone.

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