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 Depatment of 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! 

Big Walnut Creek Clean-up Canoe & Kayak Float

Saturday, Oct 3
Woodside Green Park
213 Camrose Ct.
9am-3pm
Free

The Gahanna Community is invited to work alongside Parks & Recreation employees to beautify one of Gahanna’s treasures, the Big Walnut Creek. Several times a year as a result of flooding and littering the creek is full of unnatural debris and trash; along with exploring the creek during the float, participants will be cleaning up the creek.

Participants should be ready to work, wear old clothing and footwear appropriate for getting wet and walking in the creek. Parks & Recreation will provide basic equipment for cleanup, canoes, life vests, paddles and a light lunch at Creekside. Pre-registration required, activity is funded through a grant by theGahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation.


Ages:
12+ (under 18 must be paired with an adult)   

Activity: 431001A


         
Show Your Class 5K

Sunday, Oct 11
Check in from 8-8:45am
Fun Walk 9am

The Gahanna Get Moving Team and the family of Bob Toopes invite you to the 6th Annual SYC 5K Walk at Creekside Plaza. Proceeds support experiential education and recreation wellness opportunities for the Gahanna Community.

Come celebrate Bob’s legacy with family and friends!

Join us after the walk for a pancake breakfast at 340 Rocky Fork Drive (the Gahanna Senior Center).

Shirt Information:  To receive a t-shirt register by 5pm Fri, Sep 25.  Pick up t-shirts the day of the walk. Registrants between 9/25-10/11 may not receive shirts.

Adults: 760001A $20 (15 and over)

Youth: 760001B $10 (14 and under)

 

 

 

Zombie Apocalypse Redux

Saturday, Oct 17
3-6pm
Free

A strange virus is once again plaguing Gahanna and turning its inhabitants into zombies. In the second chapter of Gahanna’s Zombie Apocalypse, you will walk in the shoes of emergency responders as they try to suppress the virus before it gets out of hand. Along with other fun zombie activities, you will learn what is required of our local government, Hazmat workers from the CDC, doctors, the National Guard and individual citizens in emergency situations. This event requires registration through the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Teens can register at any CML branch or through the website at www.columbuslibrary.org beginning May 31. For more information, visit the Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Ages:12-17

Location: Gahanna Library


 

Creepside Festival

Presented by Schneider Insurance

Wednesday, Oct 21
4:30-8pm
Creekside Park & Plaza,117 Mill St.
Free

Put on your costumes, dress up the kids and join us for the 12th Annual Creepside event. This event is FREE and appropriate for all ages. Event highlights include: live music, games, activities, haunted trail, trick or treat with local organizations and plenty of candy.

Click here for more info.

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Wednesday, Nov 11
11am
Veterans Memorial Park
73 W. Johnstown Rd.

Deadline to purchase a Veterans Day brick is Oct 1.
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.  Please visit GahannaVets.org for more information.


Gahanna Preschool Fair

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

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

 

 



​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."


Paws in the Plaza
Join other dogs as they bring their owners to stroll though the paths, river walks, paddleboats, pet friendly shops, and visiting vendors, businesses and rescues in downtown Olde Gahanna. Enjoy special treats, free nail trimmings. giveaways and more! This event is organized by the Olde Gahanna Community Partnership.
First Thursday of each month, April - October
4:30 - Dusk
Creekside Plaza, 117 Mill St, all around downtown Olde Gahanna
For more information: (614) 342-4041

Beggar's Night
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The City of Gahanna partiicpates as a partner with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in determining one agreed upon Beggar's night for our Central Ohio Communities. Please note, this is not an official Parks & Recreation event.



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Coffee with Council 8/29/2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Panera
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Parks & Recreation Board Meeting 9/1/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Labor Day -- Closed 9/7/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 9/8/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 9/9/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Governance Commission Public Hearing Meeting 9/10/2015 6:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 9/14/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 9/21/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Governance Commission Public Hearing Meeting 9/22/2015 6:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 9/23/2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Donato's
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Planning Commission Meeting 9/23/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 9/28/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 10/5/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board Meeting 10/7/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Columbus Day -- Closed 10/12/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Governance Commission Meeting 10/13/2015 6:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 10/13/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 10/14/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 10/19/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 10/26/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Governance Commission Meeting 10/27/2015 6:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 10/28/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Beggar's Night 10/29/2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Coffee with Council 10/31/2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Tim Horton's
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City Council Meeting 11/2/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Landscape Board Meeting 11/4/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board Meeting 11/4/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 11/4/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 11/9/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Veterans Day - Closed 11/11/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 11/16/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 11/18/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 11/23/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Thanksgiving Holiday -- Closed 11/26/2015 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 11/28/2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Panera
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