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

Community Events Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS


For additional information contact Gahanna Parks & Recreation, 614-342-4250 or parksandrec@gahanna.gov. For all upcoming City of Gahanna events please see listing below. 

All outdoor events are weather permitting, for updates please find us on Facebook and Twitter! 

Visit with Santa at the Herb Center!

Come & meet the jolly old elf, Santa Claus! Santa is taking time out of his busy toy-making season to talk with the little ones about visions of sugar plums, toy soldiers and ponies! As you walk up to the decorated North Pole Annex (the Ohio Herb Education Center) you will be greeted by Santa’s elves and helpers that will guide you to the letter writing station. You will then get to sit on Santa’s knee and pose for a special keepsake photo. Complete a picture frame that the children make themselves! Then step into Mrs. Claus’ parlor for special make & take crafts – Santa’s Favorite Hot Chocolate Mix; Sugar Plum Fairy’s Dream Pillow; and Mrs. Claus’ Peppermint Foot Bath!
Day Date Time Cost
Saturday, December 20 9am-1pm $5/craft/photo or 3 items for $12

 

Gahanna Story Trail 

Presented by the Gahanna Rotary

Gahanna Parks & Recreation once again partnered with the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the high school and Gahanna Rotary to make the Story Trail possible. 

Reading can happen anywhere. That is the message being relayed in this year’s Story Trail on the nature trail at Friendship Park. The trail will open Friday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by solo, acoustic guitarist Terri Kegelmayer. The community is invited to attend. 

This year’s story, Little Red Riding Robin, was written and illustrated by students at Gahanna Lincoln High School. The story is considered a fractured fairy tale, or a story that uses common fairy tales and then changes the characters, the setting, points of view or the plot.

Funding for the Story Trail was provided in part by the Gahanna Rotary. “We believe the Story Trail will add points of interest to the Gahanna parks, provide a creative opportunity for Gahanna high school students and give young children an interactive way of learning to read a story with their families,” said Terry Hummel, Gahanna Rotary president. According to Hummel, the club is dedicated to giving back to the Gahanna community, and this is one way of providing “service above self.”

This is the third year for the Story Trail, the eco-learning component of Gahanna’s Herbal Trail and the second year of partnering with GLHS students. 

Gahanna Veterans Memorial 

Dedicated to all men and women who have served or are currently serving in the US Armed Forces. To honor those who have served our country, buy a brick to be placed at the Gahanna Veterans Memorial Park. Applications available at gahanna.gov or at the Parks & Recreation office. The cost is $25 per brick. A commemorative certificate is available upon request for an additional $2. Bricks are dedicated on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Click here for Brick Application Form, please visit GahannaVets.org for more information.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Monday, May 25, 2015 
Veterans Memorial Park, 73 W. Johnstown Rd.

Paddle boats ​are closed for the season

Community Events Thank you to all of our community organizations who organize family-friendly community-wide events. They help make Gahanna a "Best Hometown."

 


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Visits with Santa at the Herb Center 12/20/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ohio Herb Education Center
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City Council Meeting 1/2/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 1/12/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 1/14/2015 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Gahanna Preschool Fair 1/15/2015 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM The Center (formerly the Gahanna Senior Center)
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City Council Meeting 1/20/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 1/26/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 1/28/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 2/2/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 2/9/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 2/11/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 2/17/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 2/23/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 2/25/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 3/2/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 3/9/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 3/11/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 3/16/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 3/23/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 3/25/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 4/6/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 4/8/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 4/13/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 4/20/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 4/22/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 4/27/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 5/4/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 5/11/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 5/13/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 5/18/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 5/26/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 5/27/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 6/1/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 6/8/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 6/10/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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