Grove City Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Update | April 3

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Due to ongoing issues with COVID-19 and directives from the State of Ohio, Grove City Parks and Recreation instituted the following policies and procedures until further notice:

  • New: All basketball and tennis courts are closed.
  • All playgrounds are closed.
  • The Grove City Skate Park and the off-leash dog areas in Breck Community Park are closed.
  • The Parks and Recreation Office in the Kingston Center is closed to walk-in transactions. Staff will respond to calls and emails. For urgent in-person matters, please contact the office at 614-277-3050 to make an appointment.
  • The following buildings operated by the Parks and Recreation Department are closed to the public; staff will respond to calls and emails: the Evans Center, Gantz Barn and Gantz Farmhouse.
  • The following buildings are closed with no staff: Grove City Welcome Center and Museum, the Eagle Pavilion, Grant-Sawyer Home and Century Village.
  • All services provided by Evans Center, including the lunch site and transportation program, are canceled.
  • All Little League activities are postponed until at earliest Monday, May 11.
  • Baseball and softball diamonds are closed to public use.
  • Before and After-school P.A.R.K. will reflect the schedule of the South-Western City School District. 2020-2021 school year registration is delayed.
  • The remainder of the youth basketball and adult volleyball seasons as well as the spring season of adult cornhole are canceled.
  • The following events are canceled: Gardens at Gantz Volunteers Herb Symposium, Earth Day and Friday Night Grand Slam.
  • All February-March and April-May classes are canceled.

Parks and paths remain open to the public. Please use your best judgement, adhere to social distancing (six or more feet between members of your family and other people) and practice increased hygiene efforts. If you feel ill or have a reasonable suspicion you may have been exposed to the virus, please stay home.

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

Evans Center

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Evans Center is closed to the public for the foreseeable future. All programs offered at and through the center are suspended including the transportation program.

The Evans Center promotes independence, physical and mental health, community involvement and social interaction to the 55+ community.

Center happenings range from daily and weekly activities such as exercise and yoga designed for seniors, card and board games, arts and crafts opportunities, and performing arts like chorus and drama. It is home to a variety of parks and recreation classes and the starting point for trips to local restaurants, theaters and shopping destinations as well as longer, overnight trips.

In addition to recreational activities, the Evans Center provides access to many helpful senior resources by offering support groups, health fairs and screenings, monthly safety seminars and transportation by minibus to and from the Center and other local destinations for a nominal $2 fee per trip. The Center also shares contact information for service organizations, such as LifeCare Alliance and the Central Ohio Office on Aging.

The Grove City Area Senior Citizen Club works closely with the Evans Center by sponsoring entertainment, refreshments and other supplies. Annual club dues are $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. The club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.

Our Location

Evans Center
4330 Dudley Ave, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-277-1060
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteers

The Evans Center owes much of its success to the dedicated patrons who contribute their time and talents. Volunteers answer the phones, greet members at the front desk, and assist with special events and more.

To become an Evans Center volunteer, call 614-277-1060.