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


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

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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 (beginning January 13, Tuesday night open gym will require a pass). If drivers license is not presented, participants will be charged standard rate. Please bring exact change.

Season Pass
(Valid January 2015 – April 2015)
Valid for volleyball or basketball: Standard Rate $50/Resident Discount Rate $45

Basketball (18 and over):
Tuesdays, 8:30-10:30pm
Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive
Beginning January 13, Tuesday night open gym will require a pass

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


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 for Every Body
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 15+; 6 weeks.
Activity    Day Date Time RDR/SR
110102C    Tue Mar 17- Apr 21 5:45-6:55pm $80/$90 
310102A    Tue May 12-June 16 7-8:15pm  $80/$90
310102B     Tue  Jul 14-Aug 18         7-8:15pm  $80/$90
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd. 
Activity      Day Date Time RDR/SR
110102D    Tue Mar 17-Apr 21 7-8:15pm $80/$90
310102C     Tue      May 12-June 16      7-8:15pm        $80/$90
310102D    Tue Jul 14-Aug 18         7-8:15pm $80/$90
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

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: Lori Bower, RYT 500, RMT, Certified Yoga on High Instructor & Sue Johnson, RYT 500, RMT, Certified Yoga on High Instructor

Activity    Day Date Time RDR/SR
110101B   Wed Mar 18-Apr 22        10:30-11:45am $80/$90
310101A   Wed May 13-Jun 17 10:30-11:45am $80/$90 310101B    Wed Jul 15-Aug 19   10:30-11:45am  $80/$90
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

Youth Fitness & Fun
Youth fitness will cover the 5 key elements of physical fitness; stability, strength, cardio, agility and flexibility. This class will teach your child more than 40 new exercises in a fun 7 interactive format. The participant will not only exercise in class, but will be provided family friendly homework exercises to do throughout the week. Your child's progress will be measured by a fitness test done at the beginning of the 8 weeks session and at the end. Parents are invited to join us for the 8th session for the final fitness test. 
Activity Ages    Day Date Time RDR/SR
302801A     6-9      Mon     Mar 23-May 18*     5:30-6:30pm          $80/$90
302801B    10-12   Mon     Mar 23-May 18*     6:30-7:30pm          $80/$90
302801C     6-9      Mon    Jun 1-Jul 20              5:30-6:30pm          $80/$90
302801D     10-12  Mon    Jun 1-Jul 20              6:30-7:30pm          $80/$90

No Gym, No Problem
join us for this body weight only exercise class. This class is designed to tone, strengthen, and cut fat off the body by using interval training, that will not only burn calories during the workout, but also boost your metabolism long after the workout is over. you will be given simple at home workouts to do between classes to keep you working towards your goals all week every week. Fitness progress will be tracked through a fitness test done at the beginning of the 8 week class and at the end. don't miss out on this affordable opportunity to work toward a healthier you.  
Activity        Day Date Time RDR/SR
312801A       Mon &/Or Thu      Mar 23-May 18     7:30-8:30pm        $80/$90 8 visit pass
312801B       Mon &/Or Thu      Jun 1-Jul 23           7:30-8:30pm        $80/$90 8 visit pass

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.

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.