Civic Center


    • Civic Center Hours are currently – Monday through Friday 6am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 2pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm.
    • Monday through Friday 8am – 11am are senior and immunocompromised hours.
    • All attendees must maintain a 6’ minimum distance from others at all times & follow all posted rules & safety protocol.
    • Masks must be worn at all times when in the building except when exercising or swimming, & then must remain on person.
    • Attendees may be asked for a temperature & symptom check upon entrance.
    • Guest policy is temporarily suspended.
    • Children 14 & Under must be accompanied by a parent / adult guardian.
    • All common gathering areas will be temporarily closed. Locker rooms will be open but usage of lockers will be prohibited & showers will be closed.
    • The Community Services wing is temporarily closed to the public.
    • To minimize interaction & cash transaction, we request that all registrations be performed online via our Activity Registration website, or via phone at (216) 524-3262.
    • Please follow the detailed operating procedures for the Indoor Pool Area and the Upstairs Workout Facilities (click links to review).
    • Anyone using the gymnasium or racquetball court must bring their own equipment, no equipment will be provided by staff.
    • No group play in the gymnasium - only individuals or members of the same household. 10 person limit.
    • Maintenance staff will be on duty at all times during open facility hours and all bathrooms, door handles, entry buttons, and any other high-touch areas will be cleaned every two hours at a minimum.
    • All water fountains are closed – we encourage attendees to bring their own water.
    • There will be no use of lockers and no lost & found area; attendees are asked to come prepared & bring minimal belongings.
    • For additional inquiries, call the Recreation Department at (216) 524-3262.
The Civic Center was built in May of 1992 in conjunction with the Independence Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public 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, turn right to access the Recreation Department, or go straight through the courtyard to access the Library. 

Recreation Amenities

  • Gymnasium
    • Two full-size basketball courts separated by a net
    • Folding Bleachers
    • Automatic Scoreboards
  • Natatorium
    • 25-yard lap pool
    • Children's Activity Pool
    • Whirlpool
  • Racquetball Court
  • Aerobic Room
  • Upstairs Workout/Exercise Area
    • Cardiovascular machines
    • Universal weights
    • Nautilus machines
  • Running/Walking track
    • Specialized rubber flooring
  • Locker Rooms with Shower Area (Shower Area is Currently Closed)

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 Civic Center pass is not proof of residency.
  • New members must be present to register for and receive pass.
  • Guest policy is currently suspended in light of COVID-19 precautions - facilities are currently for residents only.

Family Yearly Pass $65.00
Individual Yearly Pass $30.00
Senior Yearly Pass $20.00
Disabled Yearly Pass $20.00
ID Photo $5.00
Resident Day Pass $2.00
Children 3 & Under Free