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!

Fall is officially here our Recreation Department and Community Center has plenty of activities for the entire family!

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

The Rec. Dept. will accept registrations this month for our clinic, youth & high school basketball leagues, adult morning & evening indoor bocce ball leagues, adult indoor cornhole league & adult coed volleyball leagues! We accept non-resident children in our youth programs if you live in the Berea City School District!!!! Kidszone Early Learning Activities, Santa Shoppers and Winter Camps will accept registrations beginning Monday, November 16. Look for class descritions online around the middle of this month.

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Las Vegas on the Southland Strip" (a MH Foundation Fundraiser Dinner Show) on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6 pm at Aces Grille. Tickets are $25 and includes admission, buffet dinner and 1 drink, a 50/50 entry, entertainment and more!!!! Call Cindy Peck at 440-243-5599 or email her at for more info.

The next Youth Dance will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 7-9:30 pm at the community center! Tickets cost $4 for members & $8 for nonmembers & will go on sale starting Friday, October 9!

The A.S.K. Halloween Dance will be held on Friday, October 23 from 7-9 pm at the center. This event is FREE for A.S.K. participants and their immediate family. Call Mary at 440-234-2255 to RSVP no later than Friday, October 9!

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. 24 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 this party on Oct. 24 from 6-7 pm! Email or call 440-234-2255 to reserve your spot!

The MHCC SilverSneaker Fall Fling will be held on Thursday, October 29 from Noon-2 pm at the center. Tickets are on sale now for just $6 each. Includes a catered lunch, white elephant prizes and much more. Bring a food donation to receive free tickets and chances to win $1,000 in prizes. All proceeds go to area food banks. See Carolyn, Chris, Laurie or Vicki (SilverSneaker Instructors)for tickets.

Community Center daily non-resident guest passes are now $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 Fall 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:


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