City Parks

The department offers a variety of recreational programming to appeal to all ages and interests that enriches lives and improves health including environmental education, preschool enrichment, after-school and before-school child care, gardening, youth and adult team sports, and other activities that foster mental, physical and social engagement.

Programs are promoted in The Source, found in Discover Grove City Magazine, distributed every two months.

Additionally, the department is responsible for the maintenance and development of parks and facilities. Current parks and recreation statistics include

  • 30 parks
  • 518 acres of parkland
    • 347 acres organized into parks
    • 171 acres of open space
  • 38.3 miles of paved multi-use paths

Parks are open year-round, from dawn to dusk, to the public unless otherwise posted or while being used for sanctioned events.

Water to shelter restrooms and drinking fountains is turned off October through April each year to protect against freezing.

Features include:

  • 1 outdoor waterpark* (Big Splash)
  • 1 herb garden (Gardens at Gantz Park)
  • 1 center for 55+ activities (Evans Center)
  • 3 facilities for indoor programming and activities (Kingston Center, Evans Center and Gantz Farmhouse)
  • 1 dog park with separate off-leash areas (PDF) for large and small canines (Breck Community Park)
  • 4 rentable shelters (2 each at Gantz and Windsor parks) and 1 rentable gazebo (Gantz Park)
  • 1 rentable four-season enclosed shelter (Eagle Pavilion in Fryer Park); available to residents only
  • 12 shelters available on a first-come basis
  • 2 all-accessible playgrounds (Gantz and Windsor parks)
  • 1 skate park (Grove City Skate Park)
  • 1 seasonal splash pad (Fryer Park)
  • 2 pickleball complexes (6 courts at Windsor Park; 7 courts at the Park at Beulah)
  • 4 tennis courts (Windsor Park)
  • 1 community garden* (Fryer Park)
  • 1 gaga pit (Indian Trails Park)

*Season pass required for usage