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!

Spring is here and the Recreation Department and Community Center staff have 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 2018 & 2019 (yes, that’s right….2019) are being accepted now by Karol Germany, our NEW Sales and Events Coordinator.  You can contact her at kgermany@middleburgheights.com. You can also call her at  440-234-2255 to book your date for your meeting, party, wedding, etc!

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

The Rec. Dept. will accept youth basketball registrations this month for our clinic (ages 3-4 & K-1st grade), jr. boys & girls (grades 2-4), bantam boys & girls (grades 5-6), teen boys & girls (grades 7-9) & high school 4 on 4 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-resident membership of the MHCC. The fees for Clinic participants are $45 for residents/MHCC members & $55 for those who reside in or attend a school in the BCSD. The fees for Youth league participants are $55 for residents/members of the MHCC & $65 for those who reside in or attend a school in the BCSD.

Adult Bocce Ball, Volleyball & Cornhole registrations will also be accepted this month.

Our annual “Boo in the Burg” Family Halloween Party for kids 10 yrs. of age & under (and their families) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 pm at the center! We’ll hand-out loads of candy, have games for the kids to play, help them make a craft appropriate for the season, be entertained by an interactive show, balloon making & much more! Tickets are $5 per person (2 & under are free)!  Tickets are on sale NOW until they sell out (which is usually the case for this event so don’t wait too long)!!!! If you have a business or would like to advertise your company to over 350 people in one hour, we invite you to hand out candy and any promotional materials at our Family Halloween Party on Oct. 27 from 6-7 pm! Email sdockman@middleburg heights.com or call 440-234-2255 to  reserve your spot !

Our annual Adult “Haunted” Health Fair will be held on Monday, October 29 from 10 am-12 pm in the Casual Activities Area. This FREE event is for anyone who wants to stop in and get great health information and screenings. About 40 vendors will be here. Walgreens will provide flu shots (free for Medicare participants). We’ll have great give-a-ways. No pre-registrations needed——just stop by (if you dare)!

The Middleburg Hts. Women’s Club will hold their annual fundraiser luncheon at Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11:30 am-3 pm. The theme is “Let Us Entertain You” and includes show stopping gift basket raffles, flashy gift cards, bake sale, cash raffles and a 50/50 raffle! Entertainment will be provided by the BMHS Center Stage group. Tickets are $35. Call Mary at 440-628-8014 or Theresa  at 440-227-7216 for information and tickets.

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.