Blue Ash, OH

Recreation Center


Originally built in 1979, the Blue Ash Recreation Center was considered state-of-the-art with a gymnasium, exercise facilities, and an outdoor pool. The pool was the second largest re-circulating pool in the Cincinnati area, second only to Coney Island.

To meet popular demands, the Recreation Center was renovated in the fall 1994. Renovations included the Fitness Center, which now features state-of-the art strength and cardiovascular equipment, and a 10,000 square foot gymnasium, complete with wood floor, bleacher seating, athletic and banquet lighting, an elevated stage, and a food service area that can be utilized, on a limited basis, as a banquet and meeting facility.

The Recreation Center under-went a second renovation in 2007-2009. This expansion and renovation project replaced most of the out-dated 1979 building and enhanced the other parts of the facility. The result is a 120,000 sq. ft. facility with renovated and new leisure and recreation spaces including: an indoor 1/10th of a mile track, 2-story fitness center, whirlpool and saunas, new locker rooms, family changing rooms, cafe and lounge, climbing wall, game room, fitness studios, meeting spaces and other enhancements.

 Recreation Center
    (513) 745-8550

 Facility Use Manual   Amenities   Photo Gallery   Access   Guests   Hours   Lockers   Gym Schedule

This easy to read use manual will help you learn more about the Recreation Center.  Looking for rules on what age your child needs to be to swim at the pool without supervision?  Need to know how to get a guest into the facility?  If you need information, it's all at your fingertips!  Click here for a PDF version of the manual. 


      • outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool
      • 145-foot dual twist-tube water slides
      • outdoor wading pool featuring a variety of children's interactive play features
      • eight outdoor lighted tennis courts
      • 12-acre nature park (shelters available for rental)
      • soccer/baseball field
      • two gymnasiums
      • two racquetball courts
      • 2-story fitness center - includes two fitness studios, access to the climbing wall, and an elevated indoor track
      • locker rooms - featuring dry saunas and individual shower stalls
      • family changing rooms
      • whirlpool
      • cafe and lounge
      • 1,400 sq. ft. climbing wall
      • game room - featuring billiards, table tennis, air hockey, Wii, 50" flat screen TV, arcade games, and more!
      • tot playroom/babysitting facility
      • meeting rooms (available for rental)
      • to view a PDF of a photo gallery of our amenities, please click here

Directions to the Recreation Center, click here.  For a map of our Recreation Center "campus" (including the Nature Park Shelters), please click here.

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The Recreation Center is a “controlled access” facility. Gaining entrance into the Recreation Center requires proof of membership upon entering the facility. If a membership card is forgotten, a guest fee will be charged to gain entrance into the facility. A lost card may be replaced for $5.

Those who do not have a current membership are considered guests. These rules apply to all guests:

      • Guests must accompany a member at all times unless they are a resident of Blue Ash.
      • Residents who do not hold a current membership will be granted into the facility after verification and proof of residence is established and charged a daily admission fee.
      • Residents who do not hold a current membership will be considered “guests”.
      • Guests are not permitted to purchase guest passes for use.

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      • New memberships receive guest passes credited directly onto their membership card. Family memberships receive 10 free passes and single memberships receive 5 passes that will expire when the membership expires.
      • Passes may be redeemed at the control desk or pool cabana upon arrival (one pass per guest). All guests must be in attendance with members at check-in and throughout the entire visit.
      • Additional guest passes may be purchased in increments of 5$ each if the member wishes to add them to the account ahead of time.
      • Senior citizen members can add guest passes ahead of time to their memberships at half price.
      • If paying the daily admission fee for guests, fees are as follows; Senior Citizens (62+) and disabled is $2;  ages 16 to 61 years is $5, ages 3 to 15 years is $3. Children under age 3: no charge.
      • Residents of the City of Blue Ash may enter the facility by purchasing a daily guest pass and showing proof of residency.

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 RECREATION CENTER HOURS  *Starting January 2, 2013 - Monday through Thursday hours will change to 6A - 9:30P*
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Weekend after Memorial Day - Weekend before Labor Day Weekend 6A - 9:30P 6A - 9:30P 6A - 9:30P 6A - 9:30P 6A - 9:30P 8AM - 8:30P 10A - 6:30P
All other times 6A - 9:30P 6A - 9:30P 6A - 9:30P 6A - 9:30P 6A - 9:00P 8A - 6P 10A - 4P
Click here for Pool Hours              

Holidays: The recreation Center does have alternate Holiday hours, please call 745-8550 for the latest facility operating hour information.

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Lockers are available for daily use by simply bringing your own lock with you. If you do not have a lock, they are available for purchase at the Welcome Desk for $5. Overnight usage of daily lockers is not permitted. If you would like to use a locker overnight, you may rent a locker with your membership for a fee of $25 per year.

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 Gym Schedule

NOTE:  Gym schedule is subject to change without notice! The Gym schedule does not reflect the offerings of our programs and classes.  For a complete list of our classes and programs, please refer to the Program Guide or the Fitness & Wellness page. 

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