Water to all plumbed outdoor restrooms is on. Drinking fountains remain off at several parks due to needed repairs.

City Parks

The Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for recreation programming including, but not limited to: aquatics, environmental education, preschool classes, preschool enrichment, youth and teen enrichment, after-school and before-school child care, gardening enrichment and education, youth and adult individual and team sports, adult enrichment, community special events, older adult (55 years +) enrichment and health and wellness programming. 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:

  • 23 parks
  • 459 acres of parkland
    • 283 acres organized into parks
    • 176 acres of open space
  • 29.17 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)
  • 1 renovated barn used for programming (Gantz Park)
  • 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, first-serve basis
  • 2 all-accessible playgrounds (Gantz and Windsor parks)
  • 1 skate park (Grove City Skate Park)
  • 1 seasonal splash pad (Fryer Park)
  • 1 pickleball complex with 6 courts (Windsor Park)
  • 6 tennis courts (4 at Windsor Park, 2 at Gantz Park)
  • 1 community garden* (Fryer Park)
  • 1 gaga pit (Indian Trails Park)

*Fee required for usage