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Carol Stanoszek, 
Recreation Director
14660 Alexander Road
Phone: 440-786-2964 
Fax: 440-232-4070            
stanoszekc@waltonhillsohio.gov
               

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday   
9:00am - 4:30pm       

                     











            

The Recreation Department is part-time. If we are not in, please leave a message and we will return the call as soon as possible.
If you are interested in receiving emails from the Recreation Department please send an email to Carol at Stanoszekc@waltonhillsohio.gov with your name and email address.

Please note that all programs and trips are subject to change due to bad weather.  Please call the Recreation Department with any concerns.

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Regulations for Ridership on the Walton Hills Vehicles:

WHO CAN USE THE WALTON HILLS VANSeniors 60 years or older or disabled individuals who reside in the Village of Walton Hills, Civic groups and other residents who make special arrangements based on driver availability and special needs. 

HOW DO YOU RESERVE YOUR RIDE?  All trips must be scheduled at least 5 business days prior to the scheduled trip or up to seven days in advance between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at (440) 786-2964. Please remember that we are not in the office on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you call during business hours and get the answering machine, please leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. The following information is required to reserve a ride:    

1)      Name, address and telephone number

2)      Date and time of appointment

3)      Destination address

4)      Special needs, if any

SENIOR/DISABLED APPOINTMENTS/ FEES:
The services offered are through the Village of Walton Hills.  See 2016 RESIDENT TRANSPORTATION FEES sheet for transportation pricing.

MEDICAL AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS:  Reservations for medical and other appointments can be made Monday through Thursday either by 12 noon the business day prior to your appointment or in advance. Medical Centers include Marymount, Meridia South Pointe, Bedford, Kaiser, and University Med Net. Suggested appointment times are 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. Return trips are NOT available after 3:30 p.m. Make reservations for grocery shopping, banking, prescription pickups, hair appointments, social service agencies. Some of the grocery stores and banks are located in the Walton Hills area:  

Macedonia Shopping Center, Giant Eagle in Bedford, Marcs, Peppers, Aldi, Turney-Dunham Shopping Center.

NOTE: If you complete your appointment earlier then planned, please call your driver or the office to make arrangements to pick you up earlier. If you need to cancel a trip, notify the Recreation office (440) 786-2964 as soon as possible. Please, do not wait for the driver to knock on your door only to tell them that you are cancelling your ride.

NOTE: If you need a prescription filled from your Doctors office, please have your pharmacy number available to fax ahead your prescription.

YOU CAN ASSIST US: By being courteous to our drivers & by being on time when you are being picked up.  Please have understanding & patience. The van drivers have rules to follow and they try to be fair to everyone! During bad weather and special Senior Center events expect delays. These delays are beyond our control. Your courtesy and understanding are appreciated.

WINTER: Please have your driveway snow plowed! It is not safe for the driver to get stuck in your driveway. Also, it will be costly to you if a vehicle were to get stuck in your driveway and a tow truck has to be called out.   

OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays recognized according to those dates officially recognized by our Village but not limited to:

            New Year’s Day

            Martin Luther King Jr. Day

            Presidents Day

            Good Friday

            Memorial Day

            Independence Day

            Labor Day

            Thanksgiving Day         

            Christmas Eve

            Christmas Day 

VEHICLE HOURS OF OPERATION:  Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. based upon vehicle availability. Holidays recognized according to those dates officially recognized by the Village. Other arrangements will be made for emergency purposes only.

SCHEDULING: All trips must be scheduled 2 business days prior to the scheduled trip or up to seven days in advanced. If you call during business hours and get the answering machine, please leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours, excluding Fridays and weekend calls. Messages left on the weekend may not secure transportation on that following Monday, as no one is in the office on the weekend.

SERVICE AREA: The service area will include the Village of Walton Hills and surrounding communities based on availability. This includes Macedonia, Sagamore Hills, Solon, Bedford, Beachwood, Twinsburg, and Warrensville Hts.

FARE: Driver, based on the community rate structure, will collect fare.

Please have correct amount or make a check payable to the Village of Walton Hills.

If a driver makes a prescription pick up for you, please have cash ready to reimburse the driver upon drop off of your request.

Effective February 1st;
The fees listed below are for transportation “to” and “return from” the destination. An extra $2.00 will be added for each additional stop.

 

$3.00 Fee
  • Bedford
  • Maple Heights
  • Northfield Village
  • Oakwood 
$6.00 Fee
Outside our border but less than 10 miles
  • Beachwood
  • Brecksville
  • Chagrin
  • Garfield Heights
  • Independence
  • Macedonia
  • Orange Place
  • Sagamore Hills
  • Solon
  • South Pointe
  • Twinsburg
  • Warrensville Heights
$19.00 Fee
Over 10 miles but less than 13 miles
  • Brainard
  • Cedar
  • Hillcrest
  • Metro
  • Parma
$24.00 Fee
Over 13 miles but less than 20 miles
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Kaiser
  • UH Hospital Cleveland
  • VA Hospital
$34.00 Fee
Over 20 miles but less than 30 miles
  • Akron
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Shaker Heights
  • Stow
  • Streetsboro
Any distance greater than listed above must be approved by the Recreation & Community Life Director. It will be left to her discretion to determine the cost.