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


For additional information contact Gahanna Depatment of Parks & Recreation, 614-342-4250 or 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! 

Gahanna Preschool Fair

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
6-7:30 pm
The Center,480 Rocky Fork Blvd.

Come explore local preschool programs all under one roof. Preschools in Gahanna and surrounding areas will be available to share information about their schools.

Interested in being an exhibitor? Call us at 614-342-4250

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 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! 

Ohio Herb Center, 110 Mill St.
Date: Sat Dec 5, 12, 19
$5 per craft /photo or 3 items for $12 (visits with Santa are free, parents can take their own pictures)

​Story Trail 

Gahanna Parks & Recreation has collaborated with the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Gahanna School students to present the Gahanna Story Trail. The new Story Trail provides and engaging opportunity for visitors to learn the value of being good stewards to the environment as they walk and read the story. "Following a Feather Friend" and original story written by: Juli Lindenmayer - Lincoln Highschool, Emerson Fry - Gahanna Middle School West, Rebekah Nolette - Homeschool, Carson Wolf - Jefferson Elementary, Kendall Hitler - Highpoint Elementary and illustrated by Gahanna students. The Story Trail is also a part of the Gahanna Library's Summer Reading Program that encourages families to engage in he outdoors through reading. The Story Trail is open when Friendship Park is open.

Community Events
Thank you to all of our community organizations who organize family-friendly community-wide events. They help make Gahanna a "Best Hometown."
2016 events TBA

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Coffee with Council - NEW DATE! 11/30/2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM City Hall - Committee Room
Planning Commission Meeting 12/2/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
Visits with Santa at the Herb Center 12/5/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ohio Herb Education Center
Santa Race 5K and Little Reindeer Dash 12/5/2015 9:00 AM Creekside District
City Council Meeting 12/7/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
Holiday Character Breakfast 12/12/2015 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Centerpoint Church Gahanna
Visits with Santa at the Herb Center 12/12/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ohio Herb Education Center
Council Committee Meeting 12/14/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
Planning Commission Meeting 12/16/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
Visits with Santa at the Herb Center 12/19/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ohio Herb Education Center
City Council Meeting 12/21/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
Christmas Holiday 12/24/2015 - 12/25/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
Gahanna Preschool Fair 1/14/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM The Center