Mayfield Village offers many recreational opportunities, whether you are looking for organized leagues, a fitness class, community theatre, a summer evening concert, or a walk through our trail system. Throughout the year, we host many events that are fun for the whole family.
Parks & Recreation Programming
The Mayfield Village Parks and Recreation Deptartment offers a myriad of youth programs at Village facilities and cooperates with the Mayfield School District to offer even more programs at various school facilities. In addition to these programs which range from soccer to drawing class, the Recreation Deptartment offers Adaptive Recreation to children and adults with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. A variety of Summer Camps for pre-school children through teens are also offered.
The Mayfield Village Human Services Department offers a variety of fitness, dance, and general interest classes.
Mayfield Village offers a wide range of events throughout the year. A Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast, Fabulous 50's Cruise Night, Fourth of July Celebration, and Summer Concerts to name a few. Check the Calendar for specific dates and times.
Throughout the Village there are several different facilities supporting all types of recreational activities. Mayfield Village's Parkview Complex houses 3 softball fields, 2 soccer fields, a playground, and an outdoor pool to relax by on those hot summer days. Just north of the Parkview Complex is Wiley Park which has a playground of its own, bocce courts, and a brand new pavilion. Don't forget about the over 4 mile long Greenway trail system which will soon connect Highland Heights and Beta Drive to the North Chagrin Metroparks Reservation. Click on the tab on the left for more on Mayfield Village's Sports/Playground Facilities.
Metroparks North Chagrin Reservation
The North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks encompasses almost one- fourth of Mayfield Village’s land and has a total land mass of 2,174 acres. Since the 1920’s, the North Chagrin Reservation has offered a special combination of outdoor recreation areas and wildlife sanctuaries. The North Chagrin Nature Center in Mayfield Village overlooks Sanctuary Marsh which attracts a host of waterfowl, mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, songbirds and shorebirds. Sanctuary Marsh is crossed by a 300-foot boardwalk and the surrounding trails are paved for easy access to visitors.
Nearby is the North Chagrin Nature Education Building which is commonly used by teachers as a field classroom. This facility has a wildlife observation window with one-way glass that permits up-close observation of birds and animals and a Forest Nightlife exhibit where visitors are surrounded by nocturnal animals and night sounds. The Reservation is also home to Manakiki Golf Course.
The Bennett-Van Curen House (also known as the Historical House) is Mayfield Village’s most prominent historic building. On April 6, 1987, the Mayfield Township Historical Society executed its largest project to date: the relocation of the Bennett-Van Curen house—built in 1847—from the corner of Wilson Mills Rd. and S.O.M. Center Rd. to a location 3/4 of a mile north on S.O.M. Center. That house, after over 200,000 volunteer hours, has been restored and now serves as the main office of the Historical Society, as well as a museum housing hundreds of Mayfield Township artifacts, and a genealogical library with thousands of original Township documents.
Each individual room of the Bennett-Van Curen House is dedicated to an era in the history of Mayfield Township. The first floor and basement of the house are dedicated to exhibits, while the second floor houses the main office, the genealogical library, and the quilting room. The quilting room houses the Mayfield Township Historical Quilters who keep the tradition alive. The Western Reserve Historical Society directs the genealogical library and is spearheading the effort to digitize the library’s collection of documents. When completed, that effort will make the collection of documents much more accessible to the public. Guided tours are available and elementary school field trips are common.
The Wetland Preserve could easily be described as Mayfield Village’s best environmental effort. In 1998, a group now known as the Mayfield Village Wetlands Committee, comprised of citizens, naturalists, school officials and Village administrative leaders, was formed to manage the wetland area located between Parkview Pool and Progressive’s campus and determine how the preserve can be enhanced for the future. Since 1998, the Wetlands Committee has preserved and maintained the 25-acre wetland along with approximately 10 acres of adjacent meadowland. The Committee actively manages native plants and wildlife, controls invasive plant growth, and has integrated recreational and educational activities into the Wetland Preserve.