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 their 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 his country he earned his 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, but will relocate to the Bellevue area in the near future.

He will start as the full time Recreation Director on 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.

A Nite At The Races Oct. 21

Bellevue Recreation Club presents A Nite At The Races, Saturday, October 21 from 6 until 10 p.m. at Bellevue Eagles Hall, 215 Main Street, Bellevue.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. Post Time 6:30 p.m.

$25 per advanced ticket*
$30 day of event ticket*
*ticket includes light dinner and finger foods all evening

Cash bar available for ages 21 and over.

Races are videotaped of previous, real races, and will be randomly selected at the event.

Purchase and name your own horse(s) $10 each

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Buckeye Medical, Inc. (Drs. Hoy and Tobey)
  • Cook & Associates (Jeff Cook and Sherri Wilhelm)
  • Pizza Wheel
  • North Central Family Physicians
  • Quality Welding, Inc.
  • International Metal Hose
  • Croghan Colonial Bank
  • The Bellevue Manufacturing Co.

Tickets available at the following locations:

  • The Bellevue Recreation Center
  • Jungle Junction
  • Bellevue Beverage Center
  • Cook & Associates

Limited to the first 125 tickets sold.

For information on tickets or to purchase a horse, contact Kate Herring at Jungle Junction, 419-484-5532.

Fall/Winter building hours resume Oct. 1

Summer hours run through the month of September.

  • Monday and Wednesday 5 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Fall/Winter building hours will resume Sunday, October 1, 2017.

  • Monday–Thursday 5 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday 5 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m.–8 p.m.

Thank you for you continued patronage!

‘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.