Westlake Rec Center Celebrates 20 Years

Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough presents Rec Director Bob DeMinico with a proclamation com-memorating the 20th Anniversary of the center.

The Westlake Recreation Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary in grand style throughout the month of November.

A special anniversary celebration took place last Saturday with a community open house that invited guests to tour this excellent resource for activities and fitness.

“It is family oriented and everyone can find something to do here,” said Mayor Dennis Clough.

“It’s truly a gem for the City of Westlake. I tend to say it’s one of the greatest things Westlake has been able to put in place. It’s not only a Rec Center, it’s a park – and so many segments of the City of Westlake utilize it. It is the the greatest accomplishment in my term as mayor.”

Funded by a voter-approved 1/8th of one percent income tax ballot issue when it was planned, the Westlake Recreation Center has grown to serve tens of thousands of residents and members.

Last year, the Rec Center recorded 592,700 visits. Silver Sneakers visits (for seniors) numbered 81,405 and the Rec Center offers 743 different programs that attracted almost 8,500 participants.

Fun at the Rec Center! Check out new members specials throughout the month of November.

The Month of November brings a special ‘Get to the Rec! 2.0’ membership campaign with several attractive incentives:

  • Try Before You Buy.” A free two-week trial membership can be used anytime during the membership drive. The trial membership allows residents and employees of Westlake businesses (who have not been a member in the past year) to tour the facility, use the indoor swimming pool, and utilize the facility’s many fitness rooms, walking/jogging track, weight room and exercise equipment.
  • A “Throw-Back to 1998” opening day membership special, offering 13 months for the price of 12 for any new or current Rec Center member who joins or renews.
  • A 20% discount for all corporate members.

Judging by Saturday’s open house turnout, the Rec Center continues to fills important community needs. Hundreds of guests stopped by to tour the many amenities there, including the abundantly equipped exercise room, many pool and swimming resources and gym

New this year is the the X-Pload Zone, dedicated cross-core rotational bodyweight training. The Rec Center has added almost $75,000 in new equipment over the past year.

Rec Center memberships start at $295 for an adult individual pass. Membership dues can be paid in monthly installment plans.

Non-resident employees who work for any Westlake business are also invited to participate in the new member drive. The Rec Center offers special corporate rates, with discounts based on the total number of employees enrolled.

The Westlake Recreation Center is located at 28955 Hilliard Blvd. For information, call 440-808-5700. Email is recinfo@cityofwestlake.org or visit www.cityofwestlake.org/rec.

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