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

(614) 342-4250
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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! 

For more information about our partners or for more information about partnership opportunities please visit http://www.gahanna.gov/departments/parks/partnerships.aspx

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.
Deadline to purchase a Veterans Day brick is October 1.
Click here for Brick Application Form, please visit GahannaVets.org for more information.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11am
Veterans Memorial Park, 73 W. Johnstown Rd.

Creepside Festival

presented by Schneider Insurance backed by Motorist Insurance

Wednesday, October 22
4:30-8:00pm
Creekside District, 117 Mill St.
Come to the festival in your fun, animated, silly costumes or painted faces and enjoy the festivities! Creepside is a family friendly event appropriate for all ages. The event is made possible by our event partners: Schneider Insurance backed by Motorist Insurance; Strathmore Development; State Rep. Anne Gonzales; AT&T Uverse

www.creepsidefest.com
#creepside
The entire Creekside Park & Plaza will be transformed into a festival filled with: 
• Buckeye Mobile Tour
• Trick or Treat trail along Mill Street with over 50 local businesses & organizations 
• Live Music and interactive music activities by Mojo Theory
• Gahanna YMCA activity bus
• Games 2U
• Pirate Cove with interactive Pirate games 
• Mad Science Lab by Gahanna Parks & Recreation
• Interactive children’s hosted by Gahanna Parks & Recreation 
• Food Vendors
• Mr. Game Room
• Acoustic folk singer Casey Redmond
• Haunted Maze by Gahanna Lincoln High School Theatre 
• Not so Scary Trail along the Big Walnut by Pathway Church
• Pumpkin Carving by Rock On Ice
• DJ Brad Hudson
• Mifflin Fire Department 
• Don't get left in the dark follow the fun #Creepside

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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Council Committees 10/27/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 11/3/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Landscape Board meeting 11/4/2014 6:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board meeting 11/5/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM The Center
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Planning Commission Meeting 11/5/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committees 11/10/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 11/13/2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Panera - Clark Hall
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City Council Meeting 11/17/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 11/19/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 11/22/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Ohio Herb Education Center
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Council Committees 11/24/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 12/1/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board meeting 12/2/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 12/3/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 12/6/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Tim Horton's
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City Council Meeting 12/15/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 12/17/2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Donato's
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Planning Commission Meeting 12/17/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committees 12/22/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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