Jim Olexa/Sun News Family Fun Night, University Heights, 7/5/2012 Band, Ed will ID 4 col x 6.5 in

July 5, 2012 University Heights Family Fun Night Band Concert with Yiddishe Cup. By Jim Olexa of Sun News.

Get ready to go outside and enjoy some great times this summer with our recreation activities! Purvis park offers outdoor activities for families and friends alike with our outdoor pool, tennis courts, lessons and team play activities.

On Thursdays this summer come and join us on the Hamlin Quad, just outside the Grasselli Library at John Carroll University for some great music and summer relaxation. Music will vary, showcasing many genres such as light rock, symphonic, swing, jazz, folk and many more. The venue invites lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and dancing shoes!

Come here to get updated information on activities from season to season!

Scroll down to learn more about the activities and amenities offered at Purvis Park and pool.

Purvis Park AmenitiesPurvis Park Pool

  • Pool & Tennis Courts
  • Toddler & Children’s Playground
  • Picnic Tables and Benches under shelter
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Concession Stand (open during pool hours)


Park is Available to Residents Only

There are no Pavilion Reservations

No Permits are Required                                                               Bicycles in the park:

Two hour limit- Two Table limit                                                   Owner must have license with them

First come, first serve basis                                                           Bike racks are available

Not available for parties                                                                Owner must have a bike lock 

We ask that all residents please help maintain the safety and cleanliness of the park.

*Subject to change based on pool staffing, weather and other causes

Pre- Season Dates/ Special Times

May 23-25 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

May 30- 31 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

June 6-14 12:00 pm- 8:30 pm

July 4 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Regular Hours

June 15- August 16

Mon- Thurs, Sat 1:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Sun 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

End of Season Hours

August 17- August 30

Mon- Sat 10:00 am- 8:00 pm

Sun 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

August 31- September 6

Mon- Friday 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Sat & Sun 12:00 pm- 8:00pm

University Heights Residents Only- Includes Swim and Tennis

To obtain a pass:

  • Proof of residency required (current utility bull with name/address)
  • Bring valid Drivers License or State ID
  • If available, bring last years pass for updated 2015 sticker
Youth Ages 6-17 $30.00
Adult Ages 18-61 $40.00
Senior Ages 62+ $15.00
Family Parent(s) & children ages 6-21 $125.00
Guest 1 admission (tennis)
1 admission (swim)
5 admissions
10 admissions
Lost/stolen pass $5.00

Other services:

Sitter/ Nanny All sitters are at least 15 yrs of age (inquire at front desk) $40.00

Residents only: $15.00

Registration: May 27-28— 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Purvis Park Pool

Fees are per session, per person with a recreation ID card

Session I– June 15—July 9           Session II– July 13—August 6

Sessions: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

Saturday Only Session Available: June 20-August 8             10:45am-11:30 & 11:45-12:30

*Specific level/classes available based on need

Class descriptions:

Age Guidelines: Levels 1-6: 6 years and up or approval from an instructor (no parents)

Class descriptions:

Level 1 Intro to water skills, pool safety
Level 2 Fundamental aquatic skills
level 3 Stroke development- guided practice
Level 4 Stroke improvement- develop confidence
Level 5 Stroke refinement and further coordination
Level 6 Swimming and skill proficiency (fitness swimming)
Basic Diving Fundamental diving skills

Preschool aquatics: No parents in water, small groups (ages 4-6 yrs)

Parent & Child aquatics: Toddler pool w/ parent in suit (6 mos- 4 yrs)

Class times:

9:00- 9:45 am Levels 2,4,5,6
10:00- 10:45 am Levels 1,3,4 and basic diving
10:55- 11:25 am Preschool Aquatics & Adult Primary
11:30- 12:00 pm Preschool Aquatics & Parent & Child Aquatics

Contact Pool director, at pool@universityheights.com for any questions!

Season- June 15 thu July 26 (excludes July 4)

Residents Only: $30.00 per person/season

Seperate checks for fee and uniform order

Registration: May 27-28, 6:30- 8:00pm; June 6, Noon- 1:00pm @pool

Girls &Boys age groups= 8 & under; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-18

Practice Times Days
11:45 am – 12:45 pm M-F
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm M-F

*No Saturday Practice

*Attendance at 5 practices is encouraged

Requirements: Swimmers will be assessed the first week of practice

  • a swimmer must be able to swim one length of pool (25m) without stopping and fully participate in at least 40 minutes of practice; swimmers unable to meet requirements will be directed to other programs

Meets: Dates posted on swim team bulletin board and distributed via email to parents

Parent Meetings: Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 pm @ the pool following evening practice

*parents are needed to time at meets- please be prepared to sign up at the meeting

Uniform: All swim team gear is optional, except cap is required for girls. Pre- Paid orders for team suit, t-shirt, and caps taken during swim team sign up.

Goggles are highly recommended for all participants (Target/ Dicks Sporting Goods)

Questions? Kay Hawn, Swim Team Coordinator, at kmhawn@sbcglobal.net or 216-932-5076

Purvis park is home to 7 courts

Court Hours

May – September

8:00 am- 9:00 pm

Registration for Lessons (Residents Only)

Park Pavilion- May 27-28- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

5 week sessions

*Fees paid at time of registration

*Sign- ups for both sessions available

Swimming Class





Beginner Youth (5-14) One 10 week session (Tues & Thurs) June 9- August 11 5:00pm – 6:00pm $25.00
Youth (5-14) Beginner 5 week session (M-W-F) Session I- Begins Monday June 8th 9:00am – 10:00am or 11:00am – Noon $15.00
Youth (5-14) Advanced 5 week session (M-W-F) Session I- Begins Monday June 8th 10:00am – 11:00am $15.00
Youth (5-14) Beginner 5 week session (M-W-F) Session II- Begins Monday July 13 9:00am – 10:00am or 11:00am -Noon $15.00
Youth (5-14) Advanced 5 week session (M-W-F) Session II- Begins Monday July 13 10:00am – 11:00am $15.00
Adults One 10 week session (Tues & Thurs) June 9- August 11 6:30pm – 8:00pm $40.00

Tennis Class





Round Robin for Women Every Wednesday Begins June 17 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Youth Tennis Team Tues & Thurs June 9- August 11 1:00pm- 3:00pm $30.00


*REQUIRED: Bring one can of tennis balls and your racquet to each session

*40 person limit in each class- First come first serve basis

*No Class on July 3

 Questions? Contact Melissa Canowitz, Recreation Director (lessons & teams) at 440-442-5262, or Cat Stover (Women’s Team) at 216-496-2313

University Heights Residents Only- No camp groups

Arts and Crafts in the Park

Kids only- Ages 3 and up

June 16 – August 6

1:00pm—3:00pm (Tues & Thurs)

University Heights Library Presents

“Touch a Truck Event; Meet Local Heroes”

June 8           10:00am – 2:00pm

“Super Hero Training Camp”

July 8             12:30pm – 2:30pm

Adult Exercise Class

10:45 – 11:45am @ Purvis Park

Instructor provided: Monday-Thursday

No instructor: Friday and Saturday

$25.00 per session

Recreation Center

2015 Summer Community Membership

May 18 – August 21

Amenities Include: RecPlex gym, racquetball courts, swimming pool, diving well, Corbo Fitness Room, jogging track, tennis courts, outdoor track, and men and women’s locker rooms. Registration begins May 11 at the Recreation Complex, 1st floor

Contact Courtney Farver at (216) 397-3092 from 10:00am– 6:00pm (M-F) for more Information

Limited Quantities

Boys 2015 Summer Youth Basketball league

Sponsered by the City of Cleveland Heights & CH-UH School District

June 15—July 24 Grades K-12

Separate age level Leagues

Call 216-691-7373 for more information

Safety Town

Registration: Cleveland Heights Community Center

May 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fee- $25.oo

Safety Town Location: Cleveland Heights Community Center 1 Monticello Boulevard

For more information: (216) 291-2323

Ice Skating at Shaker Heights Thorton Pavillion

Reduced rates for UH residents

Registration: Thornton Park 3301 Warrensville Center Road

Call (216) 491-1295 For more information

Contact Us

Jeffrey Pokorny
Service Director
(216) 932-7800, extension 215
E-mail the Service Director 

John Pucella
Assistant Service Director

(216) 932-7800, extension 231
E-mail the Assistant Service Director 

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.