Grove City Parks and Recreation works to foster physical, mental and cultural development in community members through all stages of life. Children as young as 2 years are exposed to a variety of experiences as they grow, learn and develop personalities while discovering their interests. Programs are detailed in The Source section of Discover Grove City magazine, published six times each year.

Preschool Sports

Grove City Parks and Recreation teams up with Bally Sports Group for basic sports instruction for preschoolers including T-ball, soccer and basketball at Grove City and SWCSD facilities. Register through Bally Sports.

  • Little Sluggers T-ball provides basic baseball instruction for ages 3-4 in Windsor Park on Fridays in spring (May-June) and fall (September-October) sessions.
  • Mini-Soccer Stars introduces ages 3-4½ and 4½-5 to soccer in Westgrove Park on Wednesdays, April-May.
  • Little Ballers Basketball develops fundamental skills in ages at Highland Park Elementary on Tuesdays, November-December.


RecSchool, Grove City Parks and Recreation’s preschool program, offers an age-appropriate group learning experience for pre-kindergarten children at the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave.


  • Operates September through May,
  • Offers half-day classes one, two or three times per week from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Is for children age 3-5 years (based on age on Sept. 30).

Children learn through independent discovery, planned activities, meaningful play and social interactions in the program.

  • Experienced teachers plan art, literacy, music, math and science activities to create a well-rounded and thought-provoking educational experience.
  • With a curriculum aligned with the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Standards, RecSchool prepares young children for success in grade school and beyond by fostering a love of learning, self-confidence, creativity, social skills and independence.

The program is committed to fostering children’s connection to nature by bringing natural elements into the classroom, and by engaging in monthly Adventure Days, when class is held in a Grove City park, Fryer, Gantz or Windsor.

NOW REGISTERING for 2023-2024 school year!

  • To receive registration information, contact Recreation Supervisor Michele Demmy by phone at 614-871-6330 or via email.

Nature-based Preschool Education

Grove City is committed to introducing preschoolers to education through nature and fun!

During Nature Tots for ages 2-3 and Nature Kids for ages 3-5, young children accompanied by a caring adult experience play-based learning opportunities, planned activities and circle time with reading and movement. Classes focus on different theme and may include indoor or outdoor setting based on the season.

Look for details in The Source and register online!