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!

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  December 2018 Heights Highlights which will provide you with up-to-date recreation department information.

The Community Center will  close at 1 pm on Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) & Monday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve). The center will close for the entire day on Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day) & Tuesday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours from the Rec. Dept!

Do you love Trivia? Ever played Jeopardy from your living room and said to yourself “I can do that?” Here is your chance to represent Midd. Hts. and compete with other Seniors from NE Ohio to win cash prizes (and bragging rights) that will be awarded to the municipality and team members. ALL participants will receive a t-shirt. There is NO registration or participation fee! You must be at least 50 years old to register. Contact Steve at 440-234-2255 or at sdockman@middleburgheights.com if you are interested. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Dec. 14. The first round of competition will be held in January with the Smart Sixteen in February, the Elevated Eight in March, the Fact Finding Four in April and the Championship Match in May.

Winter 2019 Learn to Swim Registrations will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 for yearly members and residents and on Tuesday, December 11 for non-members. The Winter 1 session (8 classes) is from Jan. 7-March 2, 2019. The cost is $40 for Yearly members, $55 for Resident non-members & $70 for Non-members.

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.