Parks & Recreation


Notice: Recreation Center Membership fees and what is included in an annual membership will be changing in the Spring of 2020. Below is a general description of the upcoming changes. All effected areas have been highlighted in yellow below. It is expected that these changes will take place in late Spring 2020. For more updates or further information, see the FAQ’s below or contact the Recreation Center staff at 745-8551.

Memberships may be purchased from the Business Office during office hours. The entire fee must be paid at the time of purchase and proof of residency or full-time employment in Blue Ash must be shown at the time of purchase or renewal. 

Applications and verification are required each year. Memberships expire one year from the date of purchase. Members are entitled to priority registration and discounted rates for some classes and programs.

A Membership Application Form must be returned in its' entirety for a Recreation Center Membership.  ALL APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP MUST INCLUDE A SIGNED WAIVER OF LIABILITY.

Membership Application/Renewal Form (Updated 5/2018)
Waiver of Liability 
UC Blue Ash Student Membership Form (Updated 5/2018)


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Daily 6AM - 7PM 6AM - 7PM 6AM - 7PM 6AM - 7PM 6AM - 7PM 10AM - 2PM 10AM - 2PM
Holiday Hours: CLOSED on all holidays; Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas Day and New Year's Day




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Resident Senior/Disabled



Business Senior/Disable



UC Blue Ash



Resident applicants must present a valid driver's license and proof of residency in the City of Blue Ash (current utility bill within the last 30 days or lease showing Blue Ash mailing address).

Senior citizens receive 50% off the listed membership fee. A senior citizen is any person age 62 or older. A senior citizen and/or his/her spouse may purchase the membership at the discounted rate. Senior citizen family memberships may include the senior citizen, his/her spouse, and dependent children (age 18 and under) living full-time in the household.

Disabled applicants receive 50% off the listed membership fees. A disabled citizen is anyone unable to engage in substantial, gainful activity, based on a medically determinable physical impairment. If the resident head of household, or the full time employee in Blue Ash meets the definition of a disabled citizen (state verification required), his/her family membership may be purchased at 50% off the listed membership fee.

To be eligible to purchase a business membership, you must be a FULL-TIME (35+ hours) employee in Blue Ash to qualify. Business applicants must present a valid driver's license, an original, current pay stub dated within 30 days showing full-time employment and the payment of the full 1.25% Blue Ash City tax.

The following guidelines are used to define a family membership:
    - Two individuals who maintain a legal marital relationship with one another.
    - Elderly parents or adult children (who are 24 years old or younger) who are legally claimed as dependents.

Full-Time students who are attending UC Blue Ash and expect to maintain that status for the upcoming year) qualify for a membership to the Recreation Center.  Proper verification will be required annually.


  • Yes, that is correct. All facility members who meet the minimum age requirements will now have the ability to take any of our current premium or basic fitness classes at no additional cost.  This is a $780 value.
  • This helps to create an all-inclusive membership pass that gives our members a more rounded experience and better opportunities for a healthier lifestyle by enjoying our incredible offerings of professionally led group fitness classes. 


  • All Annual Single Membership Passes will receive (3) Free Guest Passes
  • All Annual Family Membership Passes will receive (5) Free Guest Passes
  • $10 Guest fee for members ages 16 to 61
  • $5 Guest fee for members ages 3-15 and 62+ 

Members may utilize the Racquetball Reservation Privilege in order to book a court in advance. A $2/hour court fee still applies to your booking.  A Racquetball Punch Pass is available for members for a cost of $20 for 16 hours (a value of $32). The Reservation Privilege allows you to book a court up to 3-days in advance. If you do not cancel your reservation in advance, booking fees will remain on your account or a punch pass will be taken off your account.

Use of the tennis courts are included with the purchase of the Basic Membership.  The tennis courts are lit and are open year-round.  It is highly recommended that you reserve court time during the summer months due to high usage.

Lockers can be rented on a yearly basis for a minimal fee.  Lockers are also available for DAILY use by bringing in your own lock to use during your visit.  Daily use lockers that have locks left on them will be cut off and the contents of the locker removed on a nightly basis.


Why are prices being increased?

  • This will be our second price adjustment in 40 years of Recreation Center operations. We fully understand that price increases are not enjoyable, however as an organization we continually benchmark our operations with other local facilities in the area. We are fully confident that our quality of services for the prices we charge are second to none. Adjusting fees allows the Recreation Department to continue the great tradition of offering you the very best in recreation.  

What benefit is there for those members who don’t take fitness classes? 

  • The raising of membership fees is not just about adding free fitness classes.  However, this is an ideal time to create an all-inclusive membership with more value. Also, by including fitness classes in the membership we lower the barriers for members to gain access to over 40 weekly group fitness settings.

Will classes be crowded?  How am I going to be sure I get a spot?

  • We are in the process of exploring a software system that will allow for class sign-up ahead of time.  Our goal is to make class sign-ups available online, in person or via an app. 

What if I have a current fitness pass that extends past the time when the changes take place?

  • We have you covered. For those that have passes that will extend past that point,  we will refund a prorated portion of the pass cost.  Starting now, annual fitness passes will no longer be available and we will offer a prorated pass that will take members up to the date when the change will take placed or you are welcome to purchase one of our shorter term fitness passes until that date.  Participants will need to utilize any fitness punch passes before May 1st as they will no longer be valid after that date and will not be refunded.
What if I am a non-member who wants to take fitness classes only?
  • You can purchase non-member fitness passes:
    • 50 punches- $50 (punches are good for any class)
    • 6 month unlimited pass- $250
  • *If the punches are not used the punch-pass will expire a year from purchase.