Parma Heights-Brook Park recreation agreement | Sports & Recreation
Through a new community partnership forged between the Cities of Brook Park and Parma Heights, Parma Heights residents will now be able to take advantage of Brook Park's John A. Poloyne Community Center.
This is the second such recreation agreement forged by Parma Heights; the first, with the City of Brooklyn, took effect in June of 2011 and is still in force.
"This is a perfect example of communities working together in an effort to provide better opportunities and increase services to our residents," said Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne, "I have enjoyed working with Mayor Mark J. Elliott and the Brook Park City Council on this partnership and I hope we can find additional projects in which we may form a partnership."
The Mayor continued, "I would also like to acknowledge the efforts that my Recreation Director Tom Moran and Brook Park's Recreation Director Gary Marken put forth to see this partnership become a reality. Without their hard work, this agreement would not have been reached."
As with the Brooklyn partnership, Parma Heights residents will pay discounted rates and will have access to all Brook Park amenities not duplicated in Parma Heights.
The Brook Park facility, located at 17400 Holland Road, was built in 1972 and underwent a renovation in 1996 that transformed the existing building and grounds into a 125,000 square foot facility that boasts two gymnasiums, a four lane elevated walk/run track that is handicap accessible, a 25 yard-seven lane competition swimming pool, steam/sauna/whirlpool, Cybex Weight Circuit and free weights, cardiovascular equipment and a multi-purpose room with a stage, along with a host of other amenities.