We are excited to announce that the Middleburg Heights Recreation Department will start using software that will allow for online registration for the first time in our history!
With our NEW RecDesk software, members/guests will have a greater awareness of recreation department activities and events. Members/guests can register online, pay with credit cards, check facility availability online, complete forms electronically, view paid and outstanding invoices, and more!
If you have trouble registering online (ie, not getting the correct price due to your membership or residency or have any other issues), please come and register in-person at the MHCC or call us at 440-234-2255. Registration will still be accepted in person at the Community Center. In addition to credit cards, we will continue to accept cash and checks.
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 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 being accepted now by our Sales and Events team.  You can email Karol at for specific details. You can also call 440-234-2255 to book your date for your meeting, party, wedding, etc!

Click on February 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.

The Rec. Dept. is accepting Baseball, Softball & Soccer Registrations the entire month of February! These are very popular activities so make sure you don’t miss out! Signs-ups are accepted ONLINE and at the center!

The annual Family Health & Safety Fair will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 10 am-12:00 pm at the center in partnership with Southwest General Health Center!

This is a FREE event with many health and safety-related groups passing out free information and goodies to all in attendance!

We’ll also have give-a-ways, blood pressure screenings, safety demonstrations by our police and fire depts. & much, much more!!!


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:

  • 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.