Recreation Department

Rec Gazette

Spring Summer 2022

About Us

The Westlake Recreation Department provides a variety of programs for children, teens, adults and senior citizens at premier facilities throughout the city.

"Westlake is a great place to live, work and play; and our mission is to provide leisure programs, facilities and services that enrich this vibrant community." 

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News & Events

Summer Hours start Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  

Now Hiring:  

Join our team!  We have a number of jobs opening - if you enjoy the great outdoors or would prefer inside.  We have a job for you.  Click here for more details.  

Summer Programs:

We offer a number of youth camps for ages 5 and older.  You can find more details in our Spring and Summer Rec Gazette starting on page 14.  

Private Swim Lessons:  

We will not be accepting any new private swim lesson inquiries at this time.  

Summer Concert Series Sundays, June 12- August 7 (no July 4):  

All concerts will be held at the Recreation Center from 6:30-8pm.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a variety of music.  Sponsored by Concord Reserve.  Refreshments will be available for purchase court of the Boy Scouts.

July 3:  No concert 

July 10 – South Street Jazz Company;  Jazz 

July 17 - FM 77; 70’s        

July 24 – The Polka Pirates; Polka

 July 31 – The Perfect Choice; Cover Band

 August 7 – Island Song Trio; Island Music

Annual Maintenance:  August 1- 21, 2022 at the Rec Center


 The Westlake Recreation Center will be closed in August 2022 on the following days for annual maintenance:

 The Indoor Aquatics Center will be closed August 1-21.  The Westlake Aquatic Center and Peterson Pool will be available for members (excluding Gemini members).  Rocky River’s indoor pool will be available 8/8 through 8/21. Fairview Park will not be available.

  • The Gymnasium/Indoor Track will be closed Aug. 8-14.  Fairview Park will be available.  Rocky River will not be available.
  • The Fitness Center will be closed Aug. 8-14.  Rocky River and Fairview Park will be available.

 The Recreation Center will be open Aug. 8-12 from 8am to 5pm for business transactions only.   

Recreation Center Members, excluding Gemini members, may use the Westlake Aquatic Center and Peterson Pool for admission Aug. 1-21.

 In an effort to keep our members in motion during shutdown, we have partnered with the City of Fairview Park and the City of Rocky River.  Just show your membership card at the front desk of either facility during the times listed above.  You can visit their websites at Rocky River Recreation at or Fairview Park at

 For more information, please call the Westlake Recreation Center at 440.808.5700.

  1. Accessible playground now open at Clague Park

    Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough and Recreation Director Paula Horner cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the new accessible playground at Clague Park on July 4, 2022. The grounds are designed to accommodate children with special needs. Read on...
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Contact Us

  1. Westlake Recreation Center

    28955 Hilliard Boulevard  
    Westlake, Ohio 44145 

    Phone: 440-808-5700  
    Fax: 440-808-5690
    Email the Recreation Dept

    Summer Hours (May 31 - September 4):

    • Mon-Thurs:   5:00am - 9:00pm
    • Friday:            5:00am-8:00pm
    • Saturday:      7:00am-6:00pm
    • Sunday:         8:00am-5:00pm
    • Independence Day- Monday, July 4:     CLOSED
    • Labor Day- Monday, Sept. 5:                    8:00am-3:00pm

    Please note that the pools will close 30 minutes prior to building closure.  The basketball courts, fitness room and indoor track will close 15 minutes to building closure.