Active for Life

As part of the city’s GO North Olmsted 2015 Master Plan process, we asked residents to voice their opinions about where we are today, where we want to go and how we can get there. You identified 54 action items that became the road map for future investments in the city, with improvements to the Recreation Center as a top priority. Here’s what you said:

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We envision a full service community center with offerings beyond physical recreation to include arts, culture, health and wellness. To achieve this, we need to survey residents to identify programming opportunities, evaluate expansion options and develop partnerships to bring new resources and revenues to the community.

In addition to improvements such as a new walking path around the park, expand programming to appeal to folks of all ages, including youth, families and seniors.

Open up the outdoor sport field facilities for local recreation teams, school teams, tournaments and teams from neighboring communities.

Following the recommendations of the GO North Olmsted 2015 Master Plan, the city engaged an architect to work with staff to develop a master plan for the Recreation Center, North Olmsted Community Park and Barton Bradley Park. The team documented existing site conditions at each location and worked together to identify programming priorities. Recognizing the significant community investment that the master planning study proposed, the team was sensitive to ensure the ultimate plan would serve all segments of North Olmsted’s population and would create long lasting community benefits.

Proposed Capital Projects

Click on the images below to view the proposed site plan for each location.

North Olmsted Recreation Center

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  • North Olmsted - Recreation Center Site PlanNew aquatic center, including a 10-lane competition pool with spectator seating, indoor leisure pool and outdoor splash ground
  • New 4-court multi-purpose gymnasium
  • Fully renovated ice arena
  • Expanded fitness center with elevated indoor track
  • Additional spaces for fitness classes, programs, child care and public use
  • Renovated gymnastics center with spectator seating
  • New entry plaza with expanded lobby and improved concession area
  • New and rehabilitated locker rooms
  • New 1-mile lighted outdoor walking/running path
  • Two new multi-purpose ballfields
  • New playground
  • Expanded parking and new maintenance facility

North Olmsted Community Park

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  • North Olmsted - Community Park Site PlanThree fully rehabilitated ballfields
  • New football/soccer field
  • New performance stage
  • New and renovated restroom facilities with storage
  • New 1.25-mile all-purpose walking trail with lighting
  • Additional off street parking areas
  • New playgrounds and outdoor fitness
  • New monument signage and refreshed landscaping

Barton-Bradley Park

  • North Olmsted - Barton-Bradley Park Site PlanNew off-street parking, walkways and crosswalks
  • Sidewalk extensions along Bradley Road
  • Renovated restrooms
  • New signage



Parks & Recreation Fact Sheets

Take a deeper dive into our parks and recreation facilities and programming areas with a series of fact sheets containing information about existing conditions, programs, partnerships and our future vision.

Aquatics Fact Sheet
Ice Rink Fact Sheet
Gymnastics Fact Sheet
Fitness Fact Sheet
Ball Fields Fact Sheet
Adult & Youth Fact Sheet
Parks Fact Sheet
Finances Fact Sheet

NatureWorks Program

The City of North Olmsted is eligible to apply for up to $150,000 toward parks and recreation capital improvements through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources NatureWorks Program. The city proposes to submit an application that would fund the installation of outdoor fitness equipment at North Olmsted Community Park.

This project will support community goals for health and wellness by removing barriers to fitness, both physical and financial. No costly gym memberships are required to benefit from the outdoor fitness park as the facility will be open to all. The proposed equipment is entirely senior-friendly and includes pieces to serve those with disabilities, as well, so that the park can meet the needs of all abilities in the community. The outdoor fitness park would be comprised of eight pieces of fitness equipment permanently installed on a concrete pad. Sidewalk connections will be made to the existing accessible walk. A removable shade structure would be installed to ensure the space is usable and comfortable on warm and sunny days. Benches would be installed on the perimeter to give patrons an area to rest during their workouts.

We welcome public input. Share your comments by May 10, 2019.

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