Civic Center

The Civic Center was built in May of 1992 in conjunction with the Independence Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library.  A gathering place for residents of all ages, this facility offers a variety of social and recreational activities.
Upon entering; patrons can turn left to access the Community Services Department, or right to access the Recreation Department, or go straight through the courtyard to access the Library.

The atrium offers a friendly space for residents to gather and socialize. There are couches, tables, chairs, two pool tables, two ping pong tables, foosball, and vending machines available.

Community Services Amenities

  • White Oak Room accommodates 110
    • Kitchen Facilities available
  • Pin Oak Room accommodates 110
  • Red Oak Room accommodates 110, folding stage available
  • All Oak rooms can be rented individually or combined into one large room; all have individual or combined sound systems depending on room configuration
  • The Willow Room provides auditorium seating for eighty. Audio Visual equipment available for movies and presentations.
  • Tot Room provides babysitting for children 6 months to 6 years while their parents attend classes or exercise.
  • The Craft Room provides a space for crafts for our preschool programs, and is available for birthday party rentals.

Recreation Amenitiesphotos

  • Gymnasium
    • Two full-size basketball courts separated by a net
    • Folding Bleachers
    • Automatic Scoreboards
  • Natatorium
    • 25-yard lap pool
    • Children's Activity Pool
    • Whirlpool
    • Sauna
    • Steam Room
  • Racquetball Court
  • Aerobic Room
  • Exercise area
    • Cardiovascular machines
    • Universal weights
    • Nautilus machines
  • Running/Walking track
    • Specialized rubber flooring
  • Locker Rooms

Civic Center Pass Information

Requirements for a Pass

  • You must be a permanent resident of the City of Independence to purchase a Civic Center pass. Two proofs of residency are required, a current drivers license and utility bill or bank statement.
  • A Non-resident guest must be accompanied by a card carrying resident.
  • Members are limited to four guests per visit.
  • A Civic Center pass is not proof of residency.

Family Pass $65.00
Individual Pass $30.00
Senior Pass $20.00
Disabled Pass $20.00
ID Photo $5.00
Resident Day Pass $2.00
Guest * $5.00
4 to 12 & Guests *  
Children 3 & Under Free
*All Guests Must be accompanied by a Resident and leave with the Resident.