Village of Evendale, OH
10500 Reading Road, Evendale, OH 45241
ph: (513) 563-2244
Recreation: Frequently Asked Questions
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Who can become a member?
Any Evendale resident, who has registered with the tax office, may purchase a membership to the Recreation Center. A permanent full-time employee of a business located in Evendale may purchase a membership to the center. A recent paycheck stub and driver’s license are required for business membership purchases.  There are a limited number of “business” memberships available throughout the year.

Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult while playing in the facility. Children 10 years and older may use the game room or shoot basketball without an accompanying adult. Remember to bring your membership ID card with you.

Who can use the fitness center?
Any member over the age of 10 years may use the fitness center. Everyone must go through a short orientation and check up before using the facility. A doctor’s release may be required. Children 10-13 years must attend a four part class before using the facilities. Children aged 10-12 years must be accompanied at all times by an adult when using the fitness center. Anyone age 13 years or older may use the fitness center anytime during normal operating hours. Parents must sign a waiver for their children under age 18 to use the fitness center.

Can I bring a guest to the fitness center?
Each individual or family membership comes with ten (10) guest passes. You may bring up to three guests per day at $2.00 each. Remember to bring your membership ID card with you.  Each guest must sign a waiver before using the facility.

Can I bring a guest to the pool?
With your pool membership you may bring up to six (6) guests per day at $2.00 each. Remember to bring your membership ID card with you.

Do you have swimming lessons available?
Yes, we offer three two-week sessions during the summer. Two sessions are offered in the morning and one is offered at night. Off-duty lifeguards are the instructors. Classes are usually Monday – Thursday. Children can take more than one level, each summer, if skill and time allows.

Who can be on swim team?
The "Evendale Eagles" swim team is a family oriented organization dedicated to competitive swimming.  The team practices on weekday mornings, and meets are held on Tuesday & Thursday (practice begins before Memorial Day and the season ends usually the 3rd week of July).  A fee is required to participate.  There is no minimum age limit, and a swimmer must be in high school and not over the age of 18 years.  Note:  Participants must be able to swim comfortably in the pool, be able to push off the wall and be able to swim to the first row of flags.  Non-Evendale children are not allowed to participate on the swim team.  At this time, if resident participant numbers are under 190, then up to five (5) “business” families can register their children and participate on the swim team.  The “business” family must, at least, purchase a “business” family pool membership.

When does baseball season start?
Sign-ups for spring sports start in December, with practices beginning the first part of April and games beginning the last week of April. At an early practice, the team will come in and pick up their uniforms (pants, shirt, belt– which are returned –There is a $10 fee for a hat.  If player has hat from previous year they don’t have to purchase another.  We only supply the catcher’s glove; all other positions require the child to bring their own glove. Metal spikes are not allowed to be worn for safety reason; children should wear all purpose sports cleats. Not all games are on Saturdays. All parents are asked to coach when they sign up their child; but being a coach is not required. Once the final decision is made about a coach, that person will call the players regarding when practices will be held.  All volunteer coaches must take NYSCA online training program.

What about youth soccer?
We have a spring soccer season and a fall soccer season. Sign-ups for spring sports begin in December, with practices beginning the first part of April and games beginning the last week of April. Fall registration begins early May, with practices starting in August and games start one week before Labor Day. All parents are asked to coach when they sign up their child; but being a coach is not required. Once the final decision is made about a coach, that person will call the players regarding when practices will be held.  All volunteer coaches must take NYSCA online training program.   At an early practice, the team will come in and pick up their uniforms. Games can happen during the weeknights; but are usually on Saturday or Sunday.   

U-5 level players purchase their team t-shirts.  Pee Wee level plays only on Wednesdays and Dribblers only play on Saturday mornings. Dribblers will have one practice during the week selected by the coach.

By league rules, children must sigh up in their appropriate age level. If we have enough kids for two teams, a blind draw is held to divide the teams. Soccer shoes are recommended but not required. The department has a cleat exchange program.  Shin-guards are required. The children do play in the rain, unless there is lightening and thunder.

Do you have a Junior Tennis program?
Yes, we have both lessons for kids and Junior Leagues. Classes are limited; but we make every effort to accommodate all who wish to participate. Tennis lessons start the first part of June and end approximately the middle of August. We register children based on age; however, experience and skill could mean a child moves up a level. Private lessons are also available from our tennis coaches. Parents just need to call the Recreation Center and leave a voice mail message for the instructor. The instructor will call you back to schedule the lesson.

The Junior Tennis League is for levels 16 & under, 14 & under, and 12 & under. They have home meets as well as away. For the away matches, carpooling may be necessary if the department van is not available. Practices vary from season to season so watch the tennis court bulletin board and this website for updates.

Do you have an Adult Tennis Program?
We have one of the best programs, per capita, in the area. Because of the strength of the program, tennis court reservations are strongly recommended between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Ladies League matches are Friday mornings while practices are held during the work week. Ladies must have a rating of 3.0 or higher. If you are not sure of your rating, discuss with Tennis Pro during lessons or speak with Kristen Maiden.

Can I just go and play tennis on the courts?
Yes, if court space is available. Reservations are strongly encouraged between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day. Members can reserve courts seven days in advance. Call 563-2247, ext 619, talk to Kristen or leave a voice mail with time, date, name & phone number. Call for reservations seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Reservations must be called in at least 24 hours prior to requested time. Reservations for Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday must be received by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Maximum time on the courts is 1½ hours. There is no cost to reserve a court; but membership is required. Members must be at least 13 years old or older to reserve & use the courts.

Department does have a tennis ball machine that members can check out key for at the recreation department front desk.  No charge. 

When you purchase your membership, you will be given a security card to access the courts. If you forget your security card, you cannot access the courts. The court lights can be turned on at 7pm and go off at 11pm. Directions are on the light switch at the courts.

Do you have summer camps?
Fun In The Sun, our summer fun camp, usually begins the week after Princeton City Schools lets out for the summer. Camp runs Monday through Thursday. Children ages 3 – 6 (we call them Sunbeams) meet 9:30am – 11:00am; while children entering 1st through entering 8th (called FunShines) meet 11:15am – 4:00pm. Funshines should bring a sack lunch & drink with them each day. Campers should wear shorts/pants, t-shirts, and gym shoes (preferably no sandals – we do a lot of playing). Camp ends about the last week of July, leaving time for the family to get away for a family vacation. If you want to take a vacation during the Fun In The Sun season, no problem, we’ll see you back at camp when you get back from family vacation. If we and your children have parental consent, Funshine campers can even sign themselves out; but once they leave they cannot “sign back in.” Parents can sign their  child out early any time they wish. Parents can even authorize someone else to sign their child out; but we must have prior authorization from the parent.

Sumbeams are grouped by age, and enjoy “ themed weeks”  of games, music, arts & crafts, and more. Funshines enjoy specialized classes, sport camps, group games, movies, arts & crafts, swimming every Monday and Wednesday (weather permitting, so bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and towel). Detailed calendars are availble starting the first week of the program. Funshine campers can sign up for Fabulous Friday Field Trips. In the past, these trips have included roller or in-line skating, cosmic bowling, a movie at a theater, lasertag, and a trip to Run, Jump-n-Play. There is an additional fee for these field trips. A pool party for everyone in the Fun In The Sun program, as well as their family members, the tennis program participants, and swim team members is held in late July to close the camp season.

SunBeams, Ages 3 – 6
*Children who are entering 1st Grade may sign-up for either program; parents choice.  Child may not be enrolled in both SunBeams and FunShines.
Must be potty trained and three years of age by first day of program; Children cannot enroll in the program if they turn three during the six week session.
M-TH, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
SunBeams is a highly structured morning program.  Children are split into three age groups and rotate between three daily stations, including, but not limited to, gym games, crafts, playground, song and dance, etc.  Leaders are assigned to each area and each age group.  A detailed activity calendar available at the beginning of the program.

FunShines, Entering 1st Graders – Entering 8th Graders
*Children who are entering 1st Grade may sign-up for either program; parents choice.  Child may not be enrolled in both SunBeams and FunShines.
M-TH, 11:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Bring a healthy lunch & wear sunscreen every day.
Bring a bathing suit and towel every Monday & Wednesday.

FunShines begin their day with a group meeting followed by a pre-lunch activity.  Lunch is eaten between 12:00-12:30; vending machine and concession purchases strongly discouraged.  Please pack healthy lunches.  Money can be sent for snacks on pool days, Mondays and Wednesdays.  After lunch, FunShines will choose between designated activities including, but not limited to group games, sports, arts & crafts, G & PG movies, reading books, Lego’s, outdoor play and more!  Activities will be separated by age groups whenever possible.  On Mondays and Wednesdays, participants will have the opportunity to go swimming at the pool.  Bathing suits, towels and sunscreen must be sent every day; Leaders cannot apply sunscreen.  Leaders are assigned to each area throughout the day.  A detailed activity calendar available at the beginning of the program.

Can my child only take the sport camps and Fabulous Friday Trips during the summer?
Yes, a child does not have to be in Fun In The Sun to participate in these events. A fee is required for each sport or trip.

What is Phi Lambda Pi?
Evendale Residents entering the 8th grade are eligible to join Phi.  Phi Lambda Pi is open to Evendale Residents in the 8th-12th grades and interested members can join anytime.  The group meets every Wednesday night from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at the Recreation Center for Open Houses.  Trips, service projects and fundraisers are held throughout the year.  A monthly calendar is posted on www.evendaleohio.org, the Phi bulletin board at the Rec and it is mailed out to members.
Kim.Pielage@evendaleohio.org or 563-2247 for more info on Phi Lambda Pi events!


I’m over age 18, are there any events for me?
Our Active Adult and Senior Adult Programs are just for you!  Any resident 18 years old and out of High School, or any non-resident friend sponsored by a resident member in good standing, can become members of the programs. Memberships are $10.00 for Evendale Residents (January-December) and $20.00 for Non-Evendale Residents (January-December). Residents and Non-Evendale Residents can join at anytime. Residents register by filling out a form at the reception desk and pay the fee.  Previous non-resident members and prospective new members can fill out the form in the presence of a resident sponsor. Any resident member can sponsor up to four (4) non-residents. Members enjoy attending specific program events at special reduced fees, have a voice in the direction of programming, and stay in touch with community activities.

I am a new resident and have not registered through the tax department. Can I still use the recreation facilities?
All prospective residential member (s) (PRM) must register at the Tax Department in the Village of Evendale Administrative Building, 10500 Reading Road.  If PRM has not registered at the Tax Department, the PRM can complete the Village of Evendale Income Tax form (see Appendix), (the PRM will seal the form in Department envelope.)  The Department will issue a Temporary ID pass (es), and PRM can have his/her/their photos taken at this time.  Payment is required for all requested memberships and, if photo taken, ID card (s.)  Falsification of residential information by PRM will result in forfeiture of membership (s) and ID card (s) payment.  Upon verification by the Tax Department, the Department will issue the permanent ID card (s) to the resident (s.)

Before a permanent, full-time employee working within the Village of Evendale boundaries can purchase a business membership, the prospective member must complete an application form and submit proof of Evendale payroll tax (a pay stub.)

I am a resident, but I don’t know how to rent an amenity (i.e., shelter house, community room). What is the procedure?
The shelter house can be rented up to one (1) year in advance and is rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. To rent the shelter: 1) come to the Recreation Center, and confirm the date is available; 2) if the date is available, just fill out the application, pay the fee, and you are all set.

Because of department programming, the main Recreation building has a more involved rental process. Residents may stop in to the Recreation Center to find out the availability of rooms and dates, and begin the rental process. If your requested date and room are available, then the application is routed to staff who verify room availability, procure a Building and Grounds Supervisor, and no programs are planned, etc. Once staff has reviewed your application, you will be contacted with either the approval or denial of the application. If your request is approved, the rental fee is due. The room deposit fee and a room set up sheet will be due one week before your event. An alcohol permit section is on the application, and (if applicable) the prospective renter completes this section of the application.  The Recreation Department forwards a copy of the entire permit to the Police Department.

Is alcohol allowed at the Shelter House?
You are allowed to have alcohol at the shelter house; but the alcohol permit section must be completed prior to your event.  The Recreation Department forwards a copy of the entire permit to the Police Department.


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