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
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.
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)