*COVID-19 Updates* New COVID-19 CDC Guidelines will be effective on Monday, August 16, 2021 for the Civic Center and Rec Center as set forth in Mayor Matthew Burke's Announcement (which you can view on the News page as well as the Mayor's page).* We will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike Dewine during this public health crisis.

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Garfield Heights will have an outdoor Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25. The Historical Society Museum will have a sale of items and will be open for tours. Completed registration forms and payment should be returned to Pat Salemi, 5407 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, 44125. For information, contact Pat Salemi at 216-475-1100, Ext. 2425 or psalemi@garfieldhts.org.


The ice skating rink opens Monday, September 13th for the season We are currently accepting registrations for our Learn to Skate program, for details (including office hours) please check the Parks & Recreation page.


The Parks and Recreation Department is working to improve Cranwood Baseball Field, a municipally-owned recreational park that has not been utilized in more than a decade. The park has not been well-maintained, and as a result, there are safety issues to be addressed. Mayor Matt Burke has set a goal to restore this park and make it usable to Garfield Heights residents and businesses. Recently, staff from The Smart Academy has volunteered to assist with improvements. Parks and Recreation Director Paul Birk and the members of the citys recreation board are working with the volunteers who have stepped to clean up the park premises. This partnership will lead to an opportunity for the school to utilize the park for its student intramural sports program. Moving forward, the citys plan is to continue to renovate the park and make it safe. Once renovation is complete and the safety issues are addressed, the recreation area will be available for use by Permit Only and there will be an established process for reserving the space. Mayor Burke said it will be a great place to have special events such as Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Graduation Parties, etc. For additional information about Cranwood Baseball Field and its future, contact Mayor Matt Burke or Parks and Recreation Director Paul Birk.

FALL RECYCLING PROGRAM Free document shredding will be available from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Garfield Heights Service Garage, 13600 McCracken Blvd. Hazardous Waste Collection dates are from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7-10 and Sept. 13-17 and from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 18. For details, call 216-475-3373. for more information, please visit the Service Department's web page.

MESSAGE FROM KIMBLE RECYCLING & WASTE REMOVAL Due to staffing issues rubbish is delayed 1 day in some areas of the city. Please leave your rubbish on the curb until it is picked-up. We apologize for the delay.

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT by Mayor Matthew Burke

From the office of Mayor Matt Burke: Effective Monday, August 16, 2021 mask wearing is required by employees, seniors, council members and visitors to the Civic Center and Rec Center. Thermal temperature taking is required upon entry to the same buildings. All visitors to the Civic Center will continue to sign in upon entry to the building. CDC guidelines will continue to dictate City of Garfield Heights COVID-19 policies. In an abundance of caution and due to the Senior Center graduated reopening on Monday, August 16, 2021, wearing masks is required of employees, seniors, council members and visitors to the Civic Center and Rec Center. If visitors, employees, council members or seniors are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have a temperature at 100.4 degrees or higher, please see Human Resources immediately. All COVID-19 directives are per CDC guidelines. Strict adherence to mask wearing will be enforced. Thank you.


Matthew A. Burke, Mayor

FLEA MARKET Garfield Heights will have an outdoor Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25. The Historical Society Museum will have a sale of items and will be open for tours. Completed registration forms and payment should be returned to Pat Salemi, 5407 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, 44125. For information, contact Pat Salemi at 216-475-1100, Ext. 2425 or psalemi@garfieldhts.org. See Mayor's page for Registration Form.


The Garfield Heights Senior Center will reopen on Monday, Aug. 16, at a reduced capacity and by reservation only. The Senior Center is located inside the Civic Center, 5407 Turney Road. For information, or to make a reservation, call 216-475-3244.


After celebrating its Centennial in 2019, the City of Garfield Heights is updating its Master Plan to guide the future of land use, transportation, economic development, and other key community topics through the next decade. Please click on the following link to fill out a survey, Click here.

Mayoral Newsletter

Click here for Mayor's Newsletter.


Covid-19 Updates: City of Garfield Heights LIMITED REOPENING (PHASE I)
Effective: MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021

  1. LIMITED REOPENING, MONDAY, JUNE 7: The City of Garfield Heights will begin limited a limited reopening and entry process to the Civic Center only, to include ONLY Council Members, Residents attending Council Meetings and other pertinent City meetings ONLY. The City is gradually (in a phased approach) beginning to reopen only the Civic Center, in alignment with local and CDC protocols. Future updates will be communicated to employees and residents via The Neighborhood News and posted on the City of Garfield Heights website.
  2. SENIOR CENTER: Reopening of the Senior Center news coming in future communications.
  3. REAR ENTRANCE: Civic Center rear entrance will continue to be the only entry/exit to the facility. Current CDC guidelines will be posted at the entrance. Signage stating the following directive will also be posted: "If you are feeling sick, DO NOT ENTER this building." Departmental contact phone numbers will remain posted at the entrance.
  4. PROTECTIVE WORKPLACE BARRIERS/TEMPERATURES: Remains in place pending future updates.
  5. SIGN IN SHEET: Is located at the First floor Information desk. All people, other than employees, will be required to sign in upon entering the Civic Center. This includes Council members, City Committee/Board members, scheduled departmental resident appointments and any other pre-authorized visitors. Scheduled resident Departmental appointments will be communicated by email daily in the morning, to the Front Information desk and in advance when possible. Completed sheets will be stored in HR.
  6. MASK WEARING/EMPLOYEES: Is now optional for Employees. If an employee feels safer wearing a mask, please continue to do so. Employees are not required to wear masks unless one or more exceptions as noted within the current CDC policies, are met. Harassment or intimidation to any employee, for the wearing or non-wearing of a mask, will not be tolerated.
  7. MASK WEARING/ALL OTHERS: Is now optional for Residents and pre-authorized visitors. Upon entry to the City of Garfield Heights facilities including the Civic Center, adherence to CDC guidelines will be enforced. Current CDC guidelines will be posted at the REAR Civic Center entrance. Mask wearing remains encouraged. Sign in upon entry required.
  8. CLEANING and DISINFECTING: Current protocols will remain in place.
  9. REMOTE WORK: All employees who have been working remotely full-time or part-time are expected to return to the office full-time beginning Monday, June 7, 2021.
  10. SOCIAL DISTANCING: A policy of "smart" social distancing is a personal boundary of 3 feet, or the size of a hula hoop, around each person. If it is in a meeting, roughly every other chair, apart. Outdoor events may have more than 20 people if there are smart social distancing efforts in place. For office and social gatherings, we are limiting the size of large gatherings to a maximum of 20 people indoors, depending upon the size of the meeting space.
  11. QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS: May be directed to Human Resources.
  12. CDC GUIDELINES: The City of Garfield Heights supports recommended protocols including proper handwashing, social distancing, masking, cleaning/disinfecting and fully vaccinating per CDC guidelines.


Highland Park project in Garfield Heights lands two growing companies, Click here for Crains Cleveland article.

Zoning Amendment Approved

Thank you to all residents for supporting the rezoning of the Sunoco gas station at Turney and Rockside Roads. With the zoning in place, the owner will be able to construct a new building and reconfigure the location of the pumps. To see the results please click the following link


Thank you for your support,

Mayor Burke

New business moving to Garfield Heights
April 27, 2021

I am pleased to announce that a new business is moving into Garfield Heights.

City Council approved incentives at last night's City Council meeting. JTL purchased the building located at 9601 Granger Road and will invest $350,000 - $550,000 in a renovation. JTL will occupy half of the building and will lease the other half.

Mayor Matt Burke

9601 Granger Road

View from Granger Road looking South

Highland Park, the reimagined City View Center in Garfield Heights, lands first industrial tenant
by Michelle Jarboe

A rendering shows the former Walmart store at City View Center, reimagined as an office and industrial building. The onetime shopping center, under new ownership, has been renamed Highland Park and is being pitched to corporate tenants.

Highland Park, the redevelopment of the former City View Center retail site in Garfield Heights, has landed its first new tenant - a growing business that makes packaging machinery for everything from cereal to craft beer.

Mpac Switchback recently inked a lease on 58,000 square feet of the former Walmart store near the northern end of the 75-acre site. The company, currently based in Richfield, is scheduled to move into its new offices and warehouse space in late spring or early summer.

Real estate developer Industrial Commercial Properties LLC acquired City View in mid-January, cleaning the slate for a property that spent more than a decade tied up in receivership and litigation. Workers have removed the ornamental facades from long-empty stores, installed exterior LED lighting and repaved the parking lot, where landscaping will fill the driving aisle where shoppers once pulled up to PetSmart, Jo-Ann and OfficeMax.

The Switchback deal is a major milestone for ICP, which has been marketing reimagined buildings to office tenants, light industrial users and technology firms.



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