Recreation Department

Rec Gazette

Winter 2023

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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  1. Breakfast With Santa: Dec. 10 (Max 100)

    Join us at the Westlake Rec Center Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. for a pancake breakfast, visit with Santa and get your photos taken, make a craft and write a letter to Santa. Registration is required. Read on...

    Join our team! We have a number of jobs opening ! If you enjoy the great outdoors or would prefer working inside, we have a job for you! Click here for more details. Read on...
  3. 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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Fall/Winter Hours will begin Tuesday, September 6th, 2022.  

New Neighbor Membership Program:  

NEW! Neighbor Rate Program: This program is limited to cities that border Westlake and that do not offer full service recreation centers.  This includes: Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville and Bay Village.  Please Note: A maximum of 500 Neighbor Membership packages will be accepted.  Neighbor Rate program members are not guaranteed to be eligible for renewal through the Once-a-Member Program after the 2022 one-year membership expires.  We reserve the right to stop the sale of the Neighbor Rate Memberships at any time if we have issues related to capacity within the facility.  Click here for rates and other information.

Private Swim Lessons:  

We are curently taking reservations for private swim lessons.   Please complete the form here.  

Contact Us

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    Paula Horner

    Westlake Recreation Center

    28955 Hilliard Boulevard  
    Westlake, Ohio 44145 

    Phone: 440-808-5700  
    Fax: 440-808-5690

    Current Hours:

    Monday through Thursday:   5:00am-10:00pm
    Friday:                                             5:00am-9:00pm 
    Saturday:                                       7:00am-8:00pm
    Sunday:                                          8:00am-6:00pm
    Thanksgiving Day:                     CLOSED
    Christmas Eve:                            7:00am-3:00pm
    Christmas Day:                            CLOSED
    New Year's Eve:                           7:00am-5:00pm
    New Year's Day:                           CLOSED 

    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.