Lunch with St. Nick Dec. 2


Enjoy lunch with St. Nick, Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Bellevue Community Center, 110 Cherry Blvd., Bellevue.

• Make a craft
• Selfie Station
• Facepainting & Tattoos
• Decorate a Cookie

Kids — Non-perishable item or cash donation to Fish & Loaves
Adults — $2 for lunch

Sponsored by the Bellevue Ministerial Association and Bellevue Rec. Center

Problems with Youth Rec. Volleyball pictures?

For those of you that experienced problems with pictures associated with the First/Second Grade, and Third/Fourth/Fifth Grade Volleyball, please let Kip Loudenslagel know so that he can personally look into this matter and make sure your picture packets will be correctly processed and delivered to you.

If you had pictures taken, please email Kip ( with your name, your participating child’s name, what team they were on, and the type of picture package you purchased.

Although the Rec. Department is not directly associated with Lifetouch, we want to make sure to do everything possible to make your experience a positive one.

Thank you.

Introducing new Rec. Director Kenneth P. Stray

Kenneth p. stray

Kenneth p. stray

The Bellevue Recreation Board is pleased to announce the hiring of only the fourth Director in their 65-year history.

Kenneth P. Stray was hired by the Board on September 12, 2017 to fill the position of the retired and long-time director, Marc Weisenberger.

Ken comes to Bellevue from the City of Richmond Heights, where he is presently the Recreation Director there. He also works for the City of Solon as a Community Manager. Ken received a Bachelor of Science and Music Education from Case Western Reserve University in 2008. After graduation, he entered the US Marine Corps in San Diego, CA. After his service to the country, he earned a Masters of Arts in Recreation & Leisure Studies at the University of Toledo in 2014. His emphasis with this degree was Therapeutic Recreation. Ken is currently an Air Force Reservist and lives in Solon with his wife Suleika, and son William. They plan to relocate to the Bellevue area in the near future.

Ken began as the full time Recreation Director October 2, 2017.

The Bellevue Recreation Board consists of members Evelyn Woodruff, Joel Lapata, Lisa Hay, Ron Miller, City Council rep. Steve Hill, and Chairman Dave Sabo.

‘No School Open Gym’ hours

Students $2     Adults $3     Free with Center Membership

“No School Open Gym” Schedule:

When Bellevue City Schools are closed for holidays, in-service, or inclement weather, the Bellevue Community Center will implement the following schedule: 

  • Middle School: 10 a.m.–Noon
  • Elementary/Families: Noon–2 p.m.*
  • High School: 2–4 p.m.

*Children younger than nine years-old must have a parent/guardian present at all times.

Visit this page or call daily for weekday Open Gym hours.

All times are subject to change without notice.