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! 

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. 

Creekside Live
Presented by Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation, Yuengling Brands, Strathmore Development, Gahanna Rotary and Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department
Creekside Live is a summer concert series with live entertainment headlined by popular bands from the Midwest. Bring your friends and coworkers to enjoy Creekside Park with live entertainment, food and adult beverage sales. Sponsorships and alcohol sales help cover cost of event expenses, net proceeds of alcohol sales go back to the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation a 501c3 organization that provides camp scholarships, park improvements and public art to the Gahanna Community.
Fridays, 6-10pm
Creekside Park, 117 Mill Street
July 25: 6pm-Pett Crow (Blues); 8pm-Soul Kitchn (Funk & Soul)
August 8: 6pm-Cliff Cody (Acoustic Covers); 8pm-SWAGG (Party Variety)
August 22: 6pm –Jonalee White Band (Country); 8pm-The Spikedrivers (Americana Rock
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Paddle Boats
*Schedule is weather dependent. Hours may vary for special events and holidays

 $5 per boat
(approx. 30 min.)
Pre-Summer Hours:
May 10-June 1
Summer Hours:
June 2-August 17
Fall Hours:
August 18 - September 28
 Mondays  CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 Tuesdays-Fridays  CLOSED 4-8p CLOSED
 Saturdays  12-8p 11a-8p 11a-3p
 Sundays  1-5p 12:30-4:30p 1-5p

  

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.
Please visit GahannaVets.org for more information.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11am
Veterans Memorial Park, 73 W. Johnstown Rd.


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 through the paths, river walks, paddleboats, pet friendly shops, and visiting vendors, businesses and rescues in downtown Olde Gahanna. Enjoy special treats, free nail trimmings, free giveaways, and more!
First Thursday of each month, April - October.
May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2
Time: 4:30 - dusk
Location: Creekside Plaza, 117 Mill St., all around downtown Olde Gahanna
For more information: (614) 342-4041 or OldeGahanna.com

4th of July Parade
Friday, July 4
Parade start time: 10:30
Theme: Proud to be an American
Click here for forms to enter your organization in the parade.


3rd Annual Boom Fest
Golf Depot, 789 Science Blvd. 
Thursday, July 3 from 6-11 p.m. 


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Creekside Live - Soul Kitchn (Funk & Soul) with Pett Crow (Blues) 7/25/2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Creekside Park & Plaza
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Coffee with Council 7/26/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Creekside Cafe
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Council Committees 7/28/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 8/4/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Landscape Board meeting 8/6/2014 6:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board meeting 8/6/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Creekside Live - Soul Kitchn (Funk & Soul) with Pett Crow (Blues) 8/8/2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Creekside Park & Plaza
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Council Committees 8/11/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 8/13/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 8/18/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Creekside Live - Soul Kitchn (Funk & Soul) with Pett Crow (Blues) 8/22/2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Creekside Park & Plaza
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Council Committees 8/25/2014 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 8/27/2014 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission 8/27/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 9/2/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board meeting 9/3/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committees 9/8/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 9/10/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 9/15/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committees 9/22/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 9/24/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board meeting 10/1/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 10/6/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 10/8/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 10/20/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 10/22/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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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 Gahanna City Hall
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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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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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Council Committees 11/24/2014 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM Gahanna City Hall
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