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

5th Annual Show Your Class 5k  

​Presented by the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Gahanna Get Moving Team and the family of Bob Toopes invite you to the 5th Annual SYC 5K Walk at Creekside Plaza.
Bob truly enjoyed walking with the Get Moving Team walkers and loved teaching in Gahanna. Past events have raised $9,200 towards a comfort station in Bob's honor on the Big Walnut Trail, outdoor education opportunities for Gahanna students, and provided grants for experiential education to Gahanna’s students. Once again, the proceeds from this year’s event will enhance educational opportunities for children in Gahanna and develop recreational opportunities in the community.

Click here for more information and registration form
Click here to register online (scroll to the bottom of the page) 
Click here for sponsorship form

 

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. 


Paddle Boats ​are closed for the season.

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.

Fright Night Glow Golf
Enjoy 9-holes of spooktakular glow golf, 2 glow in the dark golf balls and riding cart.  The event is a four player best ball scramble that mixes glow golf with a Halloween theme.  The format will be enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. Prizes awarded to the winning team.  Players are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume and prepare for scares on the course.

Date: Friday, October 10

Time: Scramble will start between 7:30-8pm

Cost: $30 per person

 

 

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


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Parks & Recreation Board meeting 10/1/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Coffee with Council 10/4/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Tim Horton's
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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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Coffee with Council 10/15/2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Donato's
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City Council Meeting 10/20/2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gahanna City Hall
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Creepside Festival 10/22/2014 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Creekside Park & Plaza
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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 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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