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 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! 

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.



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

Angling With an Officer
Gahanna Parks & Recreation and the Gahanna Police Department have teamed up for this new program. Police officers and Gahanna Recreation staff will be onsite to lead participants to learn the basics of the sport. Casting, rigging and fish identification are several of the topics. All ages welcome, program coincides with ODNR free fishing weekend (no license required, any age). All Equipment will be provided, including bait and tackle. 
​Activity     Day     Date     Time             RDR/SR
​330401a     Sat       May 2    9-11am       $5/$7 

Big Walnut Creek Family Canoe Float
This day will start at Woodside Green Park with an American Canoe Association instructor, Zac Guthrie providing a Paddling Smartstart introduction. The float will begin at Woodside Green and conclude at Pizzurro Park. Appropriate for ages 8 and older, participants 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy a light lunch at Creekside, Canoes, life vests, paddles, and tour guides are included. Our adventure will end with transportation back to Woodside Green Park. 
​Activity     Day     Date     Time     RDR/SR
​331001a     Sat       Jun 6     9am       $20/$25 (fee is per person)

​Story Trail Opening
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.
Day     Date         Time     
Fri       May 22      6:30pm     

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!
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


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Coffee with Council 5/30/2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Panera
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City Council Meeting 6/1/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board Meeting 6/3/2015 7:00 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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City Council Meeting 6/15/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 6/22/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 6/24/2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Donato's
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Planning Commission Meeting 6/24/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Independence Day -- Closed 7/3/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 7/6/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 7/8/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 7/13/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 7/20/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 7/22/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 7/25/2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Tim Horton's
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Council Committee Meeting 7/27/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 8/3/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Landscape Board meeting 8/5/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Parks & Recreation Board Meeting 8/5/2015 7:00 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 8/10/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 8/12/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 8/17/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 8/24/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 8/26/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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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 - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Planning Commission Meeting 9/9/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 9/14/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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City Council Meeting 9/21/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 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 - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Council Committee Meeting 9/28/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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