Parks & Rec Dept.
200 South Hamilton
Gahanna, OH 43230

(614) 342-4250
(614) 342-4100 Fax

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F


Active Adult programs include Yoga, Basketball & Volleyball Open Gym and Gahanna's walking team. For additional information or if interested in partnering with Gahanna Parks & Recreation to provide a new program contact our office at 614-342-4250 or email

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Basketball & Volleyball Open Gyms

Open gym participants must be 18 years of age and bring a valid driver’s license. If a license or State ID is not presented, participants will be charged the standard rate. Passes may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office and are valid for volleyball or basketball. Open gyms will run October, 15th 2015 - April 28th, 2016. A schedule including start date and skip dates will be posted at, all information listed below is subject to change.

Adult Open Gym Dates 2015 & 2016

Basketball: 18+
Age: 18+
Day         Time                      Season Pass RDR/SR*
Tue          8:30-10:30pm          $70/$80
Location: Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Dr.
*No Single Visits - Season Pass only

Basketball (30 and over):
Ages: 30 and over
Day    Time             Single Visit RDR/SR*   Season Pass RDR/SR
Thu     8:30-10:30pm  $5/$8                               $70/$80
Location: Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Dr.

Volleyball (18 and over):
Ages: 18+
Day     Time               Single Visit RDR/SR* Season PassRDR/SR
Tu&Th  8:45-10:30pm   $5/$8                                                $70/$80
Location: Middle School East, 730 Clotts Rd.


Join our very experienced teachers who have studied with many great
yoga teachers, including Rodney Yee, Colleen Seidman Yee, Doug Keller,
Tim Miller, Cyndi Lee, Angela Farmer, Swami Ramananda and more to
provide students with a “true” yoga experience.”
Sue Johnson, RYT 500, RMT, Certified Yoga on High Instructor
Lori Bower, RYT 500, RMT, Certified Yoga on High Instructor
All Classes: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

Hatha Yoga
Feel better, stronger, and relieve stress as you experience the mind/
body connection in this class. Explore the benefits of ASANA (yoga
postures) to gently stretch and strengthen the body. Breathing techniques
quietly relax the mind and emotions and take you into a deeper level of
consciousness. You will become more aware of patterns that facilitate a
healthy spine, and a more relaxed and easeful body, mind, and spirit.
Please bring a yoga “sticky” mat and 2 firm blankets.
Ages 18+
Activity   Day     Date                  Time                 RDR/SR
110102A Tue      Jan 12-Feb 16    5:45-6:55pm     $80/$90
110102C Tue      Mar 8 – Apr 12  5:45-6:55pm     $80/$90
Activity     Day    Date                   Time               RDR/SR
110102B   Tue     Jan 12-Feb 16     7-8:15pm        $80/$90
110102D   Tue     Mar 8 – Apr 12   7-8:15pm       $80/$90

Slow Flow Hatha Yoga
Gentle, slow flowing warm ups get the body and mind ready to move
into a variety of more challenging flow series, including sun salutations
and other creative flow movements. Meditation and breath work
incorporated. Modifications provided for all student levels. This class will
leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and energized. To enjoy your yoga
experience, please bring a yoga “sticky” mat and 2 firm blankets.
Instructor: Sue Johnson
Activity      Day       Date                   Time                       RDR/SR
110101A    Wed       Jan 13-Feb 17     10:30-11:45am      $80/$90
110101B     Wed      Mar 9 – Apr 13   10:30-11:45am      $80/$90

Active Adult

MArk the Spot Fitness 

MTS Super Moms Pre-Natal Fitness
Exercising throughout pregnancy has been proven to help moms
maintain weight and health AND to improve the health and intelligence
of their newborn baby. If you are an expectant mother, don’t miss this
opportunity to stay fit with the guidance of Pre & Post Natal Exercise
Specialist, Mark Caraway. Attending this class will help you to prepare for
your big day by performing strength and cardio exercises while learning
proper breathing to prepare for labor! Come join the MTS Super Moms!
**Always consult with your physician prior to exercise.
Prenatal 4 week class, ages 18+.
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.
Activity     Day     Date                  Time      RDR/SR
112801A    Mon    Jan 18-Feb 8      10am     $30/$35
112801B    Mon    Feb 15-Mar 7    10am      $30/$35
112801B    Mon    Mar 14-Apr 11  10am      $30/$35
*skip Mar 28

MTS Super Moms Post-Natal Fitness
If you are looking for a child-friendly fitness class and to meet other
women, then this is the perfect class for you! Certified Personal
Trainer Mark Caraway, of Mark The Spot (MTS) Fitness & Wellness
will coach you through a full body workout, while your child (0-5) plays
and socializes with other children or even joins in on the fun with you!
The workout is formatted for all fitness levels and can be modified
to your ability. These go at your own pace workouts are designed to
challenge you at your level. You DO NOT need to bring a child to join
our class; however, this is a child friendly class! **Always consult with
your physician prior to exercise.
Post-Natal 4 week class
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.
Activity      Day     Date                     Time     RDR/SR
112802A    Fri        Jan 22-Feb 19      10am      $30/$35
112802B    Fri        Feb 26-Mar 11     10am      $30/$35
112802C    Fri        Mar 18-Apr 15*   10am      $30/$35
*skip Apr 1

Gahanna Get Moving Team
The Gahanna Get Moving Team has walked thousands of miles over the past few years, training and talking their way to fun and fitness. Liz Plott leads this group and will share her wisdom on walking and healthy lifestyles. The group meets at Creekside Park on every Saturday morning at 8 am, rain or shine. Registration is required prior to participation.
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Liz Plott, volunteer
Class          Day       Date               Time      RDR/SR
760000       Sat         Year Round    8am        Free
Location: Creekside Park, 117 Mill St.

Date Night Art Class: Picasso Your Love!
Couples Date Night never looked so amazing! Guided by a professional artist, you and your friend or significant other will paint a vibrant and humorous version of each other’s portrait, Picasso-style.  Each month, various themes may be taught for return artists! Couples are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine to enjoy during theart class. No previous art experience is needed. Select Fridays or Saturdays, Monthly. Cost is per couple.
Ages: Active Adults/Active Senior
Activity  Day         Date                       Time                      RDR/SR
410602B  Fri           Oct 23                     7-9:30pm                 $70/$80
410602C Sat           Nov 21                    7-9:30pm                 $70/$80
410602D Fri           Dec 11                    7-9:30pm                 $70/$80
410602E  Sat           Jan 16                      7-9:30pm                 $70/$80
Location: Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St.

Paint the Parks

Our first series of acrylic paint classes will take place outdoors in a various Gahanna Park settings (“Outdoor Parks Series”). Our second series (“Indoor Landscapes”) will take place at The Center - Art Room.  Under the guidance of your instructor, you will paint beautiful landscapes worthy of exhibition! Beginner-Intermediate artists welcome and all supplies are included in class fee. Intermediate artists are welcome to bring additional art supplies at their choosing. Cost includes all supplies.



Art w/ Heather Reese

Local artist Heather Reese has over 10 years of experience and specializes in programming for all ages. Mediums includes acrylic, mixed media, installation art and illustration. You do not need to be a member of the Gahanna Senior Center to participate. Supplies included in cost.


The most enjoyable way to create beautiful, breathtaking images with patterns...the art of doodling! This amazing, therapeutic art form is perfect for beginners through advanced.

Activity Day         Date       Time                      RDR/SR
410605E  Fri           Feb 5-26  1-2:30pm                 $28/$38  4 weeks

 “Bonsai Sky” Acrylic class
Paint this gorgeous, serene silhouette of the mountains of Japan. 11”x14” on acrylic paper.
Activity Day         Date                       Time                      RDR/SR
410606D Mon         Jan 11 & 25              1-2:30pm                 $26/$36

“Heaven’s Birch” Acrylic class
You will paint a beautiful birch tree that stretches to the sky! Class will be painting on 2 frame-able acrylic notecards, (frame included!)
Activity Day         Date                       Time                      RDR/SR
410606E  Mon         Feb 1 & 8                1-2:30pm                 $26/$36

“Birds of a Feather, Flock Together” Acrylic class
Don’t miss this memorable class! You will be painting your family tree on 8”x10” acrylic paper, with birds! You can choose you and a spouse, or branch out and put all the kids and grandkids on branches as well.  Included in the fee are 8 print copies of your painting that you can share with family.
Activity Day         Date                       Time                      RDR/SR
410606F  Mon         Feb 22 & 29            1-3pm                      $32/$42

Community Garden Plots
The Community Garden at Friendship Park and the NEW Hannah Park location are the perfect places to grow! We will begin renewing plots on September 1. You must renew your plot by October 5 to keep the same plots! All new plots and plots not renewed by October 5 will be open for sale and ready for new gardeners on November 6. Don’t forget to renew early to avoid losing your plot! A limited number of handicapped accessible beds (2’ height) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Applications will be accepted until all plots have been spoken for.

Location: Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave.
Lease Term: November 1, 2015 – October 31, 2016
Friendship raised beds are available in 2 sizes:
4’ x 4’ beds RDR: $10 each    SR: $15 each
4’ x 8’ beds RDR: $15 each    SR: $20 each

Location: Hannah Park, 6547 Clark State Rd.
Lease Term: November 1, 2015 – October 31, 2016
Hannah raised beds are available in 2 sizes:
4’ round beds RDR: $10 each      SR: $15 each
4’ x 8’ beds RDR: $15 each         SR: $20 each