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
For details on current Parks and Recreation Department projects, view the Grove City Parks and Facilities Improvement Projects.