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 143 departments nationwide and seven 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 FranklinCountyAuditor.com 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.

  • Gardens25th

Gardens at Gantz 25th Anniversary

Gardens at Gantz 25th Anniversary at Gantz Park, Sunday, June 26, 2-4 p.m.
  • SummerSizzle

Summer Sizzle Concert Series

Enjoy the Grove City Summer Sizzle Concert Series Friday Evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in Town Center.
  • FallBaseball

Grove City Fall Baseball Registration

Fall baseball registration in June at the Kingston Center. Late-night registration is Tuesday, June 28 until 7 p.m.
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