Yes. The fees help to cover the costs of the programs. Priority is given to residents of Cleveland Heights. Fees are generally differentiated between residents and nonresidents. Please refer to the the specific class, program or league that interests you to see the specific fee.
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Cleveland Heights residents have the priority use of our parks and facilities. Non-residents have limited access. Our outdoor parks and playgrounds are open to the general public (residents and non-residents). The facilities within the parks i.e. picnic shelter, tennis courts, basketball courts, ballfields and Multi-sports fields and the skate park require residency. Residents can bring guests, but the number is limited and depends on the facility and usage. Our Community Center was built and is supported by taxes paid by residents and is primarily for use by residents. Some programs are open to the non residents as well, with a higher rate structure. Our outdoor Cumberland Pool is open to Cleveland Heights residents only, with a limited guest policy.
Cleveland Heights residents are welcome to use South Euclid's Dog Park in their Quarry park. For more information please visit the South Euclid Fido website.
Each City is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and usage policies for its portion of the Park, and bears the costs thereof. The Cities are entitled to limit usage to those whose taxes fund those facilities.
The taxes cover the cost of paying for the facilities and their upkeep. The fees are necessary to cover the program costs - staff, materials, etc.
The City facilities are supported by income taxes and tax levy payments by Cleveland Heights residents only. The property taxes support the school system and not the individual Cities of Cleveland Heights or University Heights.
Other programs that utilize the Community Center as well as the time of season determine open gym times.
To see a complete offering of programs, please browse our website. Registration for programming takes place at the Community Center or online. Some programs will allow you to register over the phone with a VISA or MasterCard if you are already in our database. Some programs will require you to register in person. Proof of residency is required to qualify for the resident rate.
We're glad you asked! Cleveland Heights has a lot to offer and an extensive list. Please check below and click on the links for more detail on each area.
The Cleveland Heights Community Center is located at 1 Monticello Boulevard at the corner of Monticello Boulevard and Mayfield Road. The Community Center is home to 2 ice rinks, 2 basketball courts, fitness center, indoor 4-lane track and the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center.