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

Fishing Derby for ages up to 12, Saturday, May 21:

Enjoy a morning of fishing in the Westlake Recreation Center’s Lake. The lake is stocked with plenty of bass, channel catfish,  crappie, trout, and blue gill. Please bring your own equipment Parent/guardian is required; however, there is no cost for the parent.  Bait (while supplies last) and prizes will be provided. Must be  registered to receive bait and prizes.  $10 per child.  Event is held 9am-12pm.  

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.  

Westlake Aquatic Center and Peterson Pool opens June 4:

Membership is being accepted for the pool at the Recreation Center during our hours of operation.  Westlake residents must bring proof of residency with them.  Those who work in Westlake or attend school in Westlake must bring a current pay stub or tuition bill respectively.    The facility will open for the weekend on June 4 and 5 and then daily beginning June 8 to August 22.  

Contact Us

  1. Westlake Recreation Center

    28955 Hilliard Boulevard  
    Westlake, Ohio 44145 

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

    Current Hours (September- May):

    • Mon-Thurs:   5:00am - 10:00pm
    • Friday:            5:00am-9:00pm
    • Saturday:      7:00am-8:00pm
    • Sunday:         8:00am-6:00pm
    • Easter-  Sunday, April 16:                           CLOSED
    • Memorial Day- Monday, May 30:             8:00am-3:00pm

    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.