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Grove City Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Update | June 10

Offices/Parks and Recreation Operated Buildings

  • The Parks and Recreation Office in the Kingston Center is open for walk-in transactions. Visitors must complete a temperature check before entering the office. If not vaccinated, please wear a mask.
  • The Gantz Barn and Gantz Farmhouse are open for normal activities. Visitors must complete a temperature check upon entering. If not vaccinated, please wear a mask.
  • The Evans Center is closed to the public; staff will respond to calls and emails. All services provided by Evans Center, including the lunch site and transportation program, are canceled. The Evans Center reopens to the public Tuesday, July 6.
  • The Eagle Pavilion is available for reservation.
  • Visit the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum webpage for status and hours.

Sports and Facilities

  • When not being used for Grove City Parks and Recreation activities, the following baseball and softball diamonds are available for rental by approved organizations or walk-up usage on a first-come, first-served basis: Windsor Park fields 7, 8 and 11; Fryer Park East 1-4 and West 1-4; and Evans Park.
  • Outdoor shelters are available for reservations and are open for walk-up usage when not reserved.

Childcare and Preschool

  • Visit the P.A.R.K. page for information on the before-school, after-school and summer child care programs.
  • Visit the RecSchool page for information on the preschool program in the Gantz Barn.


  • June and July classes are available for registration. Check out The June-July Source for details.
  • Looking for ideas to keep you and your family engaged as you stay at home? Check out some of our suggestions on the Source at Home page.

Outdoor Areas

  • Parks including amenities and paths are open to the public from dawn to dusk unless otherwise noted. Please use your best judgement, practice increased hygiene efforts and be respectful of other people’s space. If you feel ill, please stay home.
  • The Big Splash is open for season pass holders only.
  • The Splash Pad at Fryer Park is currently closed due to mechanical issues. It will reopen once repairs are complete.

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

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 center serving the older population, a family water park, a skate park, an off-leash dog park, numerous playgrounds and 19 ball fields and miles of multi-use recreational 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 Summer Sizzle Concert Series, Fryer Flicks on the Hill Outdoor Movie Series, Grove City Independence Day Celebration, EcoFest and the Grove City Christmas Celebration.

Parks and Recreation has an ongoing commitment to acquire public green spaces for active and passive use and expand programming for all ages and abilities.

The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department is one of 183 departments nationwide and eight in Ohio to hold full accreditation from the National Recreation and Parks Association.

For a summary of Grove City Parks and Recreation programs and projects, review the annual dashboards: 2020 · 2019 · 2018

Our Locations

Kingston Center
(Registration for preschool, youth and adult activities)
3226 Kingston Ave.,
Grove City, OH 43123

Phone: 614-277-3050

Evans Center
(Registration for 55+ activities)
4330 Dudley Ave.,
Grove City, OH 43123

Phone: 614-277-1060

Weather/Hotline: 614-277-3060

Office 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 Franklin County Auditor’s website 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.

Evans Center to Reopen July 6

Welcome back! After more than a year, the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., reopens to the public Tuesday, July 6. Beginning at 8 a.m., Thursday, June 24 the center will welcome visitors with a

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