Recreation/Community Center

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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 Holiday Season is officially here and 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.

Sign-ups for our winter A.S.K. program are being accepted at the center! Basketball is on Mondays at the center in January & February, 2016 from 7-8 pm at the center. Bowling is held at Brookgate Lanes in Brook Park on Saturdays beginning in January through February, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  

The Rec. Dept. accepts non-resident children in our youth programs if you live in the Berea City School District!

The Kidszone is offering their annual Holiday Punchcard Special! Purchase punch cards for $50(a savings of $10 over the $60 cost) for 20 hours of Kidszone care throughout the year! Cards can be purchased during the hours the Kidszone is open.

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.

Our next Youth Dance for 10-13 yr. olds will be Fri.,Dec. 18th from 7-9:30 pm at the community center! Tickets are $4 for members & $8 for non-members go on sale on Fri., Dec. 11th !

You’re kids are invited to join us on Monday, December 21 for our annual SANTAPALOOZA (FREE activities that we’ll have for them to do while enjoying the start of their Holiday break from school!!!The main activities include Lazer Tag (3-6 pm), Crafts/Bingo (11am-1 pm), Holiday Movie on a Giant Screen (6-8 pm) and a Cardboard Boat Regatta in the indoor pool (6-8 pm) and much more! Guest passes are only $5 that day!

Southwest General Hospital will conduct their popular Safe Sitter® Class for boys and girls ages 11-14 yrs. old on Monday, December 28. Safe Sitter graduates show increased self-esteem, confidence, compassion, and responsibility. To register, call 440-816-8036.

The Community Center will  close at Noon on Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) & Thursday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve). The center will close for the entire day on Friday, December 25th (Christmas Day) & Friday, January 1 (New Year's Day)!

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 the coming Holiday Season 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