Unlock the Exclusive World of Obetz: Introducing the Obetz Black Card!

We’re thrilled to present a new symbol of our vibrant community: The Obetz Black Card.

This innovative program, spearheaded by Mayor Angela M. Kirk, embodies our dedication to enhancing the lives of our residents.

The goal of the Obetz Black Card is simple:

1. Strengthen Community Ties: The Obetz Black Card will symbolize our shared identity and values by providing a sense of belonging and pride.
2. Enhance Convenience: Forget the hassle of multiple forms of identification or membership cards. Your Obetz Black Card is all you need to access city services and facilities.
3. Deliver Exclusive Benefits: Residents can enjoy special pricing, priority booking, and exclusive offers not available to non-residents. Thank you for your continued support and investment in our community.
4. Foster Local Engagement: Through the card, we hope to encourage more residents to participate in local events and programs and take advantage of the wonderful resources Obetz offers.
5. Streamline Services: By integrating this card with our IT systems, we aim to make participating in city programs and using facilities a seamless, efficient, and user-friendly experience.

Current Benefits of the Obetz Black Card include the following:

We are excited to announce that the Obetz Black Card is now equipped with an array of immediate benefits designed to enhance your enjoyment of our community facilities and events. As a cardholder, you will be entitled to:
• Free Entry into open gym times at the Obetz Community Center.
• Complimentary Access to the Obetz Ice Rink, including free skate rental during open skate sessions.
• Early Access to community events, ensuring you get the most from each experience.
• Discounts on Facility Rentals make celebrating special occasions easier in our community spaces.

Future Benefits we are working to provide:

The Obetz Black Card is more than just a membership; it’s a growing list of opportunities we will continually enhance. In the future, we aim to expand the benefits even further to include:
1. Discounts from Participating Obetz Businesses: We will work with local businesses to secure exclusive deals and discounts for our residents, adding value to your card and supporting our city’s economic fabric.
2. Special Access to the Obetz Athletic Club: We are looking to offer unique access privileges to the Obetz Athletic Club for Black Card holders, encouraging a healthier and more active lifestyle for our residents.
3. First Priority Enrollment for Sports Leagues: Our residents should be first in line when enjoying our sports leagues. With the Black Card, you’ll have the opportunity to enroll before anyone else.
4. Complimentary Parking at Certain City Events: To make attending our city events even more convenient, we plan to offer free parking for Black Card holders at select events throughout the year.
5. Discounted Entry into Select Fortress Obetz Events: Experience the thrill of events at Fortress Obetz with specially discounted entry to select Fortress Obetz events, exclusively for our Black Card members.
These future benefits are more than perks—they invest in our community’s happiness and well-being. We are tirelessly working to bring these plans to fruition. We will keep you updated as these and other new benefits become available.

Policy and Residency Requirements:

The Obetz Black Card is a symbol of residency and is only valid while you are a resident of Obetz. To maintain the integrity of this program, we require residency verification every three years. The card is free and becomes part of the community’s fabric once you receive it. However, if you move out of Obetz, the card expires immediately. We also reserve the right to revoke the card for reasons including, but not limited to, misuse of the card, violation of facility rules, conduct issues, legal infractions, and outstanding debts to the city.

How to Apply:

1. Visit https://cityofobetz.recdesk.com/Community/Home to create a household account.
2. Once your account is approved, you must apply for residency status. Click ‘MEMBERSHIPS’ on the homepage, then ‘PROOF OF RESIDENCY’ and follow the instructions.
3. Upload the required supporting documents for the household member you are applying for, sign all waivers (parent/legal guardian must sign for children under 18 years old), and submit.
2. Our staff will review your application(s) and issue your membership as soon as possible. Once you receive resident status, you can register online for programming and memberships at a discounted rate.
3. Once your account has been processed, you must stop by the Obetz Government Building at 4175 Alum Creek Drive during business hours to take your picture and pick up your physical card.

Acceptable Documents to Prove Residency:

Adults: Driver’s License with an Obetz address, Obetz water bill in adult’s name, utility bill in adult’s name at an Obetz address, Marriage license linking spouse to resident household
Children: Birth Certificate linking child to resident parent, adoption papers relating child to resident parent, custody papers linking child to legal guardian, tax documents noting child’s legal address, School papers stating child’s legal address.
*Each person applying for a resident card must have their own proof of residency.

This card is our way of saying thank you for being an integral part of Obetz and making it the vibrant, close-knit community we cherish. We are excited for you to start enjoying the immediate benefits, and we look forward to bringing even more value to your experience as a resident in the near future.
Thank you for your continued support, and here’s to making the most of your Obetz residency!