Grove City Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Update

Due to ongoing issues with COVID-19 and directives from the State of Ohio, all indoor Grove City Parks and Recreation programs and activities are canceled effective 4 p.m., Friday, March 13 until further notice.

Additional changes include:

  • All SWCSD facilities are closed, therefore Little League observations (Saturday, March 14) and the remainder of the youth basketball and adult volleyball seasons are canceled.
  • March and April events including the Gardens at Gantz Volunteers Herb Symposium and Earth Day are canceled.
  • The Parks and Recreation Office in the Kingston Center remains open for transactions during normal business hours. All other buildings and indoor facilities operated by the Parks and Recreation Department will remain closed to the public, but staff will be present to respond to calls and emails. This includes the Evans Center, Gantz Barn, Gantz Farmhouse, Grove City Welcome Center and Museum and the Eagle Pavilion.
  • All services provided by Evans Center, including the lunch site and transportation program, are canceled.
  • Parks, paths and playgrounds remain open to the public. Please use your best judgement, consider social distancing and practice increased hygiene efforts.

This a dynamic situation, so all policies are subject to change without warning. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Eagle Pavilion

Eagle Pavilion at Rotary Lake

Eagle Pavilion, the four-season shelter at Rotary Lake in Fryer Park, is available to reserve for dates one calendar year from the intended reservation date. The interior of the facility includes a large open area, men’s and women’s restrooms, and a warming kitchen with a double sink, microwave, coffeemaker and a refrigerator with a freezer. Outdoor space includes a patio overlooking the pond and a terrace. A storage area holds additional tables and chairs.

Reservations can be made up to 365 days previous to the date of the event. Reservations are limited to Grove City residents age 21 or older, this includes those living within the corporation limits of Grove City and unincorporated Jackson Township as well as those working in Grove City per eligibility outlined in the Fair Share Policy. Proof of residency is required at the time the reservation is scheduled.

Reservations are offered on a first-come basis and may be reserved in any or all of three time slots: 8 a.m.-noon, 1 to 5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. The cost to rent Eagle Pavilion is $200 per time slot with a maximum of $550 per day plus a $150 refundable damage deposit.

The reservation is not final until all fees are paid in full and the renter agreement application is complete, including signed acknowledgement of the list of rental responsibilities. Please read all four pages carefully. Upon approval, a copy of the signed reservation form and a receipt are returned to applicant as confirmation. The application packet includes the rental form and list of responsibilities, detailed policy information and tips for a successful event with a schematic of the facility.

Each individual or group renting Eagle Pavilion should be mindful that the end of the rental period is the deadline for the facility to be cleaned up and vacated. Please allow yourself ample time to complete your rental responsibilities before this time. Renters are allowed a 15-minute grace period after the end of their rental period before they are assessed a $50 fee for each 15-minute increment they have failed to complete their responsibilities; i.e. a renter who reserves the space from 1 to 5 p.m. who leaves at 5:16 p.m. loses $50 from his deposit; if he leaves at 5:31 p.m., $100 is taken from the deposit.