New Pool Rendering Updated on 4.28.22

Aquatic and Community Center Project

10.14.22

By Sean Ward, Director of Parks & Recreation

Picture 3 of construction on the aquatic center property dated 10.4.22Fall is in the air.  Leaves turning colors and falling to the ground signify change is coming.  That same ground amassing piles of leaves is the start of the new, developing aquatic and community center site.  The site’s construction is quickly materializing, becoming a splendid visual locale for a destination that will emerge as the hub for the City of Mayfield Heights. For the last five months, the A.M. Higley Co. has made its base at the Marsol Road site with daily workers excavating and installing stormwater retention structures, sanitary piping, and water and electric lines.  The underground work is nearly completed and allows the crew to turn their attention towards the pump pit and surge tanks for the new pool, followed by foundation work for the pool and community center.

Driving by the site, the almost complete service yard adjacent to the aquatic and community center is noticeable.  This newly added portion of the Service Department is part of the overall project. The service yard is scheduled to be ready in time for fall leaf collection.  To help conceal this area, a buffer was added and will be flanked with trees and a fence to divide the service yard from the aquatic and community center. Currently, the entire site on Marsol Road is being prepped for the winter season, where continued development will be seen in the coming months in preparation for the opening in the summer of 2023. 

Learn how the aquatic and community center project began, pictures of its progress, and more here

Jan 09

Holiday Festivities Came and Went, Bringing with Them New Year’s Goals and Resolutions

Posted on January 9, 2023 at 1:06 PM by Tammy Clines

Auld Lang Syne has been sung. Holiday festivities came and went, bringing with them New Year’s goals and resolutions. People all across the world are thinking of creative ways to lose the unwanted extra pounds brought forth by grandmas’ cookies and hearty family meals.  Here in the Parks and Recreation Department, we are thinking about it too.

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Dec 07

Action Was Promised - Action is Being Delivered

Posted on December 7, 2022 at 9:47 AM by Tammy Clines

The action was promised. And action is what is being delivered. Thanks to the easygoing late fall weather, the construction crew has been ramping up activity, trying mightily to get as much done before the real snow begins to fall.   Some might say this Herculean effort is a small Yuletide miracle.

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Nov 18

It's All About the Smiles and Grins

Posted on November 18, 2022 at 1:35 PM by Tammy Clines

It's All About the Smiles and Grins

By: Sean Ward, Director of Parks & Recreation

11.2.22

Halloween is over and done, but the remnant of candy and treats continue to make children grin from ear to ear. In the subsequent months, the holiday season will create many more memories and opportunities to see our children's smiles, which make the dullest of days bright. Brief pockets of time like these create happiness for everyone. One perpetual goal of working in the recreation field is to seek those smiles and grins daily. It is what drives the creation of programming and activities and has influenced various aspects of the new aquatic & community center project. As we started to plan the aquatic and community center, one aspect, in particular, was designed to create those daily smiles and grins coveted by the department; the newly added ADA-approved playground.

 aerial view of the playground The playground layout was meticulously planned along the project's north side and directly facing Marsol Road.

Highlights of the project include:

  • 8,408 Square Feet of Poured-In Place Rubber Surfacing
  • An area with play equipment for 2-5-year-olds
    • Shaded Net Tunnel
    • Spiral, Curved Zip, and Rumble and Roll Slides
    • Various Climbers
    • Sensory Panels
  • An area with play equipment for 5-12-year-olds
    • Tower Climbers
    • Star 2 Net Climbing Tower
    • Tower, Tube, and Sky-Hi Tube Slides
    • Shaded Bridges and Tunnels
  • ADA Compliant Pieces
    • Sensory Panels 
    • Rock N Raft
    • Expression Swing with Adaptive Seat
    • Transitional Play Areas
  • 4-person See Saw
  • 33' Skyrun Zip Track
  • Sway Benches 
  • Shaded Tabletop Area

While the holiday season is fast approaching and many more memories are about to be captured, we hope you take the time to add a smile or a grin to your face as you view the playground layout and imagine what fun your children or grandchildren will have this summer when they get a chance to play on it. Click here for more pictures of the new ADA-approved playground.