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

There are 10 horses per race. The first 10 races will pay $25 to the winning horse. The winning horses from each of those races will be entered into the 11th race, The Breeder's Cup, which pays $100 to the winning horse. The 12th race is the Bidding Race, and each horse will be sold that night to the highest Bidder. The winning horse pays 50% of the bidding funds collected.

There are 10 horses per race. The first 10 races will pay $25 to the winning horse. The winning horses from each of those races will be entered into the 11th race, The Breeder's Cup, which pays $100 to the winning horse. The 12th race is the Bidding Race, and each horse will be sold that night to the highest Bidder. The winning horse pays 50% of the bidding funds collected.

‘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.