REC / COMMUNITY CENTER

Welcome!

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 participating facility and as of May 1, 2019, we will also be an United Health Care/Optum site! If you have the Renew Active plan, visit www.partner.myrenewactive.com or if you have the AARP Medicare Supplement plan, visit www.pwrfitness.com for your 9 digit code which will allow you to become a member of the MHCC for FREE or for 1/2 price!

Room Reservations for 2019 & 2020 (yes, that’s right….2020) are being accepted now by our Sales and Events team.  You can email Karol at kgermany@middleburgheights.com for specific details. You can also call 440-234-2255 to book your date for your meeting, party, wedding, etc!

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

The MHCC will be open on (Good) Friday, April 19 & on Saturday, April 20. The Center will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 21. We will re-open at 6 am on Monday, April 22.

Join us for our Aquatic Egg Hunt in the Indoor Pool or our Outdoor Hunt on the Ballfields on Saturday, April 20. The indoor hunt is for ages 6 months-10 yr. olds but you MUST pre-register. $1 for members, $2 for residents & $5 for non-residents. Parents must be IN THE WATER with children ages 4 & under. The outdoor hunt is free for ages 8 & under at 1 pm. Kids are divided by age group on our 3 fields (weather permitting). “Specially marked” egg have prizes for those who “find” em.

Registrations for our very popular “Safety Town” program are being accepted NOW! Resident Boys & Girls entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019 are welcome. The program is from Mon., June 10-Thurs., June 20. Class times are at 9:00 or 11:00 am. There is a $20 fee to sign-up! Forms are available at the Midd. Hts. Police Station and at the Community Center now!! Your child will learn a number of safety-related concepts along with trips to the Police & Fire Stations!

The Rec. Dept. will be offering. We will conduct “The Clash of the Heightans” on Monday, April 22 this year! Click here for details.

PGA Junior Golf is accepting sign-ups for their spring/summer golf program. Classes begin indoors at Force Sports in Rocky River on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-6 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am-12 pm starting May 13. When the weather permits, classes will be held at the Meadowood Golf Club in Westlake. The cost for this 10 week program  is $250. Participants will learn how to chip, putt & how to swing the club correctly. Each registrant gets 2 Garb jerseys, bag tags, t-shirt, drawstring bag, a golf ball for every match, indoor Calloway practice balls, access to the PGA merchandise store and a season-ending pizza party! Contact John Zupan at 216-767-6844 or at johnzupan@sbcglobal.net for more info.

The Summer in the City Festival is BACK to Southland this year! Mark your calendar for the party of the year on Thursday, June 27 (5-11 pm), Friday, June 28 (5-11 pm) & Saturday, June 29 (Noon-11 pm)! The parade is at 6:30 pm and Back Seat Lovers will perform at 7:30 pm on opening night. The fun continues on Friday highlighted by a concert by Ace Molar at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, we’ll have a Classic Car Show at Noon, the Miss Middleburg Hts. Pageant back at the Main Tent at 2 pm, contests and games, Redneck Incorporated will play at 7:30 pm and our annual fireworks display will wrap up the celebration at 10 pm that night! We’ll have amusement rides, carnival games, face painting, balloon artists ALL 3 DAYS. Go to summerinthecityfest.com for all the details.

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:

  • 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.