Parks and Recreation

Grove City Parks and Recreation 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 playgrounds and numerous ball fields and bike paths.

Additionally, a variety of adult and youth sports, a before- and after-school childcare program (P.A.R.K.) and a preschool (RecSchool) exist to benefit the community.

The department works in coordination with the Grove City Division of Police, the Jackson Township Division of Fire and the Grove City Community Relations Office to produce a full slate of community events such as the Ohio Flags of Honor, Summer Sizzle Concert Series, Fryer Flicks on the Hill Outdoor Movie Series, Grove City Independence Day Celebration and the Grove City Christmas Celebration.

Parks and Recreation has an ongoing commitment to acquire and develop public green spaces and expand recreational programming.

The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department is one of just 142 departments nationwide and nine in Ohio to gain full accreditation from the National Recreation and Parks Association.

Our Location

Kingston Center

3226 Kingston Ave., Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-277-3050
Fax: 614-277-3090
Weather/Hotline: 614-277-3060
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Residency Rates & Fair Share Policy

The lower “resident rate” provides credit to those paying municipal taxes that help support the programs and events offered by the City of Grove City. To qualify as a resident, a person must live or work in Grove City or Jackson Township. This does not include all of ZIP code 43123; ZIP codes are used by the U.S. Postal Service to designate the office that delivers mail to an address. Visit Franklin County Auditor’s website to check your address. Grove City parcel IDs start with 040; unincorporated Jackson Township with 160.

Through the City of Grove City Fair Share Policy, non-residents who pay income tax to the City of Grove City are eligible to participate at resident rates. To be eligible, non-residents must annually provide proof of employment on company letterhead with the signature of the personnel director or a current pay stub showing the employer’s address.

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Youth Basketball Registration

Register weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening registration is Tuesday, Oct. 25 until 7 p.m.
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Boo On Broadway & Beggar’s Night

Boo on Broadway and Grove City Trick-or-Treat is Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Summer P.A.R.K. Cap Project

Help Grove City Summer Camp Participants Complete Their “Cap”-stone Project

Participants in Summer P.A.R.K., Grove City’s summer camp programs for students in kindergarten through grade four, are completing a series of positive-impact projects called “P.A.R.K. It

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