City Parks

The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of recreation 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 of Parks and Recreation 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 to the public year-round, dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted or while being used for sanctioned events.

To protect against damage caused by frozen pipes, water to shelter restrooms and drinking fountains is turned off mid-October through mid-April each year.

Special amenities 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 & Gantz Farmhouse)
  • 1 dog park with separate off-leash areas 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 (residents only) four-season enclosed shelter (Eagle Pavilion in Fryer Park)
  • 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)
  • 6 tennis courts (4 at Windsor Park, 2 at Gantz Park)
  • 1 community garden* (Fryer Park)
  • 1 gaga pit (Indian Trails Park)
  • 8 softball diamonds (Fryer Park)
  • 10 baseball diamonds (Windsor Park)

*Fee required for usage