Recreation/Community Center


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 entire Recreation Department and Community Center staff invite you to spend these cold winter days and nights with us. We hope you take advantage of all the activities that we offer year round for people of all ages!

We have great news.....the Community Center will be opening at 7 am (instead of 9 am) on Saturdays and at 10 am (instead of 1 pm) on Sundays beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2016!!!! We will be closing at 9 pm, Monday thru Saturday. We will close at 8 pm on Sundays (no change). We hope to add more fitness classes and rental opportunities for you!

Click here for our monthly Heights Highlights, (our monthly newsletter) which will provide you with up-to-date recreation department information.

Due to Youth Basketball, the Main Gym will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 6, (9 am-12 pm), Sat., Feb. 13 (9 am-2 pm), Sat., Feb. 20 (9 am-2 pm) & Sat., Feb. 27 (9 am-12 pm).

Our 2nd annual Family Sweetheart Dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 12th, 2016 from 7-9:30 pm at the Community Center! Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Boys and Girls (or any other important person in your life) are invited for a fun night of food (pasta dinner/dessert/drink will be served), dancing, picture taking (in a photo booth), raffle prize winning and more! Tickets are just $12 for those 8 and above, $6 for kids 3-7 and no charge for those 2 and under! Treat all your sweeties to a nice pre-Valentine's Day date! Tickets are on sale NOW!

Join us on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Q Arena to see the Cleveland Monsters take on the Rockford IceHogs in pro hockey. A BCSD bus will take us there and bring us back to the MHCC after the post game skate. Plus it's 1-2-3 Fridays - Enjoy $1 Sodas, $2 Hotdogs and $3 Beers (select 12-14 oz beers) presented by Pepsi & Sugardale as well as a FREE Postgame Skate presented by Hudec Dental. Bring your skates or rent for $3! Tickets are just $18 each and can be purchased at the front desk until we sell 40 tickets.

The Community Center and Southwest General Health Center are hosting a FREE Health & Safety Fair for families on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10 am-12 pm. We'll have lots of information and screenings available.

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.

Community Center daily non-resident guest passes are $10 all day, every day, all year round. However, Thursdays are “Member and Resident Guest Only Day." We trust that this provides these two groups with more time and space to swim, workout and play basketball!

Appplications 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 opportunitites. You must be at least 16 yrs. old to apply.

Enjoy and GO TITANS!

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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

poolIn 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:


  • 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