Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Department Information

Development
4035 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123
Tel.: 614-277-3000
Fax: 614-277-3011
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Quality of Life

Weather Statistics
 Annual rainfall (inches) 39.33
 % clear days in the area 20
 High temp. in July °F 85.4°
 Low temp. in Jan. °F 20.1°

From the historic, gas-lit Town Center to the modern retail development east of I-71, new and upgraded infrastructure, cultural and recreational choices, there is plenty to experience in Grove City. The roots of the community remain as we grow with new opportunities each year. The city has preserved its historic downtown area, the Town Center. This gathering place is a center of culture and entertainment, home to a live theatre, a summer concert series, a renowned fine arts festival, as well as the public library, and various financial, retail, dining, and nightlife options. City Hall and public safety offices are also located in this central business district.

Enhancement of the quality of life for those who work or live in Grove City is a driving force. There is an ongoing commitment to develop green space and to enhance recreational programming with valued citizen input. In 2006, Grove City Parks and Recreation became one of just 60 departments nationwide and six (6) in Ohio to gain full accreditation from the National Recreation and Parks Association. This department offers hundreds of classes, programs and events for all ages and maintains three signature parks, a destination garden, a senior center, a family water park, a state-of-the-art skate park, eight (8) playgrounds and numerous sport fields and bike paths. Grove City has a dedication to the environment. Partnerships with businesses, organizations and volunteers have led to expansive programs such as an award-winning local Keep America Beautiful affiliate and successful beautification activities and clean-up events. The curbside recycling program continues to grow in participation, and a special citizen-outreach event, Environmental Day, earned a National Distinguished Service citation in 2006.

Grove City understands that preserving nature is essential. The Gardens at Gantz Farm and Arboretum has ten unique gardens with various herbs and plants to tour and educational programs offered. There is also a playground, paved bicycle and walking trails, two (2) tennis courts, two (2) shelter houses, and a large gazebo. The shelter houses and gazebo are available for rent.

In addition to Gantz Park, there is an outdoor water park, state-of-the-art skatepark, and various other community spaces with rentable shelters and gazebos available for events. As part of Fryer Park, the all-access, award-winning Discovery Frontier allows children of all development levels to explore a space-themed play zone. Discovery Frontier has won awards from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association and has been featured in the magazine Landscape Architecture.

Grove City's service organizations, scouting groups, schools, church societies and individual volunteers all share in a spirit of service. Grove City also has a strong and active veteran presence lead by the proud members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.

Where To Eat

From nationally recognized restaurants on Stringtown Road to unique, family-friendly restaurants in the Historic Town Center, Grove City has it all! If you are looking for American, Italian, Mexican, or Asian we have a variety of food types to offer. For a comprehensive list of places to eat in Grove City visit the Grove City Area Visitors and Convention Bureau website.

What To Do

Beulah Park

Grove City guarantees that very few surrounding communities have entertainment venues similar to Beulah Park. Beulah Park was founded in 1923 as the first Thoroughbred racetrack in Ohio. It is home to one of the three Thoroughbred tracks and four harness tracks in the state. Special events such as birthday parties and holiday celebrations can be hosted there. It has a history of hosting concerts from Frank Sinatra to Gun N' Roses and put Grove City on the map as the place to be.

The Little Theatre Off Broadway

The Little Theatre Off Broadway is in the heart of the Town Center. It remains one of the oldest community theatres in Ohio and hosts six shows a season from musicals to comedies and dramas. It is members of the Ohio Community Theatre Association and American Association of Theatres. Whether you are there as a spectator or would like to audition, the Little Theatre Off Broadway is sure to entertain.

Where to Stay

Because of Grove City's convenient location, there are 14 hotels and more than 1,100 rooms available in the city. For a comprehensive list of places to stay in Grove City visit the Grove City Area Visitors and Convention Bureau website.