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


Programs include Urban Zen, Yoga, Active Adult (formerly Senior), Basketball & Volleyball Open Gym and Gahanna's walking team. Foradditional information or if interested in partnering with Gahanna Parks & Recreation to provide a new program contact our office

614-342-4250 or email



Basketball & Volleyball Open Gyms
Open gym participants must be 18 years of age and bring a valid driver’s license. Passes may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office. Open gyms will run October 2014 - April 2015. Schedule including start date and skip dates will be posted at, all information listed below subject to change.

Single Visit Pass
Resident Discount Rate: $5; Standard Rate: $8. If drivers license is not
presented, participants will be charged standard rate. Please bring exact change.

Season Pass
(Valid October 2014 – April 2015)
Valid for volleyball or basketball: RDR $70/SR $80

Basketball (18 and over):
Tuesdays, 8:30-10:30pm
Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive

Basketball (35 and over):
Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm
Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive

Volleyball (18 and over):
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:45-10:30pm
Middle School East, 730 Clotts Road


Urban Zen
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy was inspired by Donna Karan and developed by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. This class is designed to heal and restore. A certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist will lead you through practices that include gentle movements, restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, soothing breath awareness exercises, reiki, and meditation. In a world of over-stimulation and over-work, these practices can offer you a meditative sanctuary. Come join us in this inward healing journey. This class is open to all! No yoga experience necessary.

* No class November 27.
Instructor: Lori Bower, Certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist
Class          Day     Date                      Time                 RDR/SR
411103A    Thu      Sep 18-Oct 23       5:45-6:55pm     $75/$85
411103B    Thu      Sep 18-Oct 23       7:00-8:15pm     $75/$85
411103C    Thu      Nov 6-Dec18         5:45-6:55pm     $75/$85
411103D   Thu      Nov 6-Dec18         7-8:15pm           $75/$85
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Road

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

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.
Ages: 18+
Class           Day     Date                    Time                  RDR/SR
410102A     Tue      Sep 16-Oct 21     5:45-6:55pm      $75/$85
410102C     Tue      Nov 4-Dec 16*   5:45-6:55pm      $75/$85
*No class Nov. 25
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Road

Class             Day       Date                     Time            RDR/SR
410102B       Tue        Sep 16-Oct 21      7-8:15pm     $75/$85
410102D       Tue       Nov 4-Dec 16*     7-8:15pm     $75/$85
*No class Nov. 25
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Road

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
Class           Day       Date                    Time                        RDR/SR
410101A     Wed       Sept 17-Oct 22    10:30-11:45am        $75/$85
410101B     Wed       Nov 5-Dec 17      10:30-11:45am        $75/$85
*No class Nov. 26
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Road

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.

Show Your Class 5k
The Gahanna Get Moving Team and the family of Bob Toopes invite you to the 5th Annual SYC 5K Walk at Creekside Plaza. Bob truly enjoyed walking with the Get Moving Team walkers and loved teaching in Gahanna. Past events have raised $9,200 towards a comfort station in Bob’s honor on the Big Walnut Trail, outdoor education opportunities for Gahanna Students and provided grants for experiential education to Gahanna’s students. Once again, the proceeds from this year’s event will enhance educational opportunities for children in Gahanna and develop recreational opportunities in the community. Come celebrate Bob’s legacy with family and friends! To receive a t-shirt, register by 5pm Fri, Sep 26. Pick up t-shirts the day of the walk. Registrants between 9/27-10/12 will not receive shirts. Join us after the walk for a pancake breakfast at 340 Rocky Fork Drive (the Center)– donations encouraged.
Class            Day      Date         Time
760001A      Sun      Oct 12        9am
Time Check in from 8-8:45am Walk begins at 9am
$20 Adults (ages 16+ years)
$10 Youth (ages 10-15 years)
Under 10 years—free with walking adult
Location: Creekside Plaza, 117 Mill St.

Community Garden Plots
The Community Garden at Friendship Park is the perfect place to grow!
We will begin renewing plots on September 2. You must renew your plot by October 31 to keep the same plot! All plots not renewed by that date will then be open for sale and ready for new gardeners on November 10. Don’t forget to renew early to avoid losing your plot!

Location: Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave.
Lease Term: October 31, 2014 – October 30, 2015

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

A limited number of handicapped accessible beds (2’ height) and chemical free plots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications will be accepted until all plots have been spoken for.

Wabi™ Movement – Move Now. Age Later
Enjoy the benefits of Wabi™ as you experience simple movement patterns choreographed to engage your brain through body activation. Wabi™
Movement is a non-aerobic program designed to meet you where you are. Side effects may include: increased vitality, more confidence when walking, quicker reaction times, increased clarity and focus, and greater overall balance. The program was developed in Central Ohio by physical therapist, Shanon Paglieri and health coach, Jodie Fortine. Come and feel the Wabi™ difference.
Instructors: Shanon Paglieri, MSPT and Jodie Fortine, HCC
CM= Center Member
Class              Day              Date                  Time CM/RDR/SR (per Class)
Session I        Tu or Thu     Sep 16-Oct 9      8:30-9:30am $5/$8/$10 cancelled
Session II       Tu or Thu     Oct 14-Nov 6     8:30-9:30am $5/$8/$10
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd