Get up and get out to the Westlake Rec Center

Spring is right around the corner (hopefully)! Time to get out and smell the snow flurries, I mean flowers. The Westlake Recreation Department has a great deal to offer so get up, get out and come over to the Recreation Center. Here are some of the programs you can enjoy.

On Friday, Feb. 21, the Westlake Recreation Department will hold its annual fifth- and sixth-grade after hours bash. This program is open to any student who lives in or goes to school in the city or is a member of the Recreation Center. Students arrive at 8:30 p.m. and will depart at 10:30 p.m. Pizza and a drink are provided while the kids can go swimming or play in the gym. The fee for members is $10; for non-members it's $15. Registration required before 6 p.m. on Feb. 21.

Ever heard of Pickle-Ball? If not, stop by our Adult Pickle-Ball Open Gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. and see what this game is all about. It is played like tennis, but on a smaller court and with rules like Ping-Pong. You can drop in on a daily basis to play or sign up for the entire session. 

Swimming lessons have started back up, come and dive into the warm waters of our aquatic area. We offer swimming lessons for the very young all the way up. Water aerobics, yep, we have that as well.

Our Little Sneakers play time is for children ages up to five  This area allows children to run, jump, crawl, laugh and play in our gym. We set up the equipment and you come and have fun. A chance to have play dates in the comfort of our warm and cozy gym.

Our fitness department also has classes dealing in the martial arts. Junior Hapkido is for kids ages 5-13. Want a family activity? Try our Karate class on Friday nights. Want to dance? We offer Wildfire Dance for children ages 3-18 as well as Hip Hop for Kids in grades 3-6. For even more youth fitness classes, try our Tumble bugs program ages 4-6 or our Junior Fit Camp for grades 5-12. The DEN is always there for children ages 10-14.

More information regarding all of these programs and more can be found at our website at or by stopping by the Recreation Center at 28955 Hilliard Blvd., calling us at 440-808-5700 or by picking up our new Rec Gazette.

Jim Dispirito

Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department

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