Community Parks

Over 775 acres of parkland is managed by Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation. We maintain 26 community and neighborhood parks and facilities, including a skate park (Shull), dog park (Pizzurro), state nature preserve (Gahanna Woods), veterans park (Veterans Memorial), athletic parks (Academy, Headley and McCorkle) and four multi-use community parks (Creekside, Friendship, Hannah, and Woodside Green).

In addition to these parks, the Department manages an additional 21 preserves, reserves greenways and open spaces.  The Department is committed to increasing pedestrian and cycling connectivity through developing the Big Walnut Creek Trail and implementing the 2010 Bikeway Master Plan.

Try our new park finder application to locate a park, search amenities or find directions from your location. Simply clicking here or the image below.

                           
 

Academy Park
This Park is the largest in Gahanna with 107 acres including seven baseball diamonds and two basketball courts. Multipurpose nature trails connect this park north through Woodside Green Park, the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course and to the Olde Gahanna area.  Creek fishing,a playground and heated restrooms are just some of the highlights available. For directions, click here

Creekside Park & Plaza
Adjacent to the Creekside commercial project and Olde Gahanna business center, the park is an oasis of nature for walking, biking, fishing in the Big Walnut Creek, and heated restrooms. The Plaza hosts entertainment, events and programming from May through October, and the Winter Wonderland at Creekside holiday lights display November through December.

Friendship Park
This Park features just under 23 acres of park land.  Play a game of tennis or basketball, fish from your canoe or have your next event in our rentable picnic shelter or gazebo. For directions click here and pictures click here.

Gahanna Woods
Explore over 99 acres of nature trails and open meadows in this lovely park.  This park also includes the Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve that has a Swamp Forest, excellent spring wild flowers and woodland pools. This preserve protects perhaps the best remaining complex of buttonbush swamps and vernal pools in Central Ohio.  A pin oak-silver maple swamp forest surrounds these woodland pools.  Mature oak-hickory and beechmaple communities occur on the higher and drier areas of the preserve.   For directions, click here.

Hannah Park 
This 34.5 acre park features tennis and basketball courts, a playground, balldiamond and just under one mile of walking trails.  There is also plenty of green space, ponds, catch and release fishing, heated restrooms and a rentable, covered shelter. For directions, click here for pictures click here.

Headley Park
At this 33 acre athletic/recreational park you can play at one of 12 soccer fields, one softball diamond or play on the playground. For directions, click here.

McCorkle Park

This 34.5 acre park is a young athlete's paradise.  Upper McCorkle Park, accessed off of McCutcheon Road, has two football fields, a playground, a paved trail and flush restrooms.  Lower McCorkle Park is accessed off of Olde Ridenour Road and includes a soccer field and access to fish in the Big Walnut Creek. For directions, click here.

Pizzurro Park and “Dog Park”
This beautiful park includes over 23 acres of family enjoyment.  Pizzurro Park is also home to a "Dog Park", which includes a 4 acre fenced area where dogs may run off-leash.  The dog park includes a fenced area for small dogs, 25 lbs. or less, and an agility area for all dogs.  A paved path runs through the large dog area making it accessible for wheelchairs.  Dogs must be on-leash when outside the fenced in area.  Dog Park Rules.

The Park includes a canoe launch, creek fishing, and a port-a-let.  For directions, click here.

Shull Park and "The B.A.S.E."
The park is over 10 acres of parkland that include The B.A.S.E., a skate park that has two 6ft quarters, mini half-pipe, pyramid fun box, ground rail, grind box and a couple other street ramps and flat ramps.  Shull Park includes youth soccer fields and an In-line Hockey rink.  For directions, click here.

Veterans Memorial Park
The Gahanna Veterans Memorial Park is located at the end of Old Johnstown Rd. and Big Walnut Creek in Gahanna . The park was dedicated on Veterans Day in 1998. The park was built to allow for the placement of up to 20,000 engraved bricks honoring our local veterans of the U.S. military services. The purpose of the memorial is to honor all veterans of all brances of the United States military who served abroad or at home.  Their service to this country will forever be memorialized in the bricks that are engraved with names, rank, service branch or just a loving memory as a symbol of honor to them and their families.

To date there are approximately 2,000 bricks placed and dedicated in the park. For more information on becoming involved with the memorial please call the Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation.

Woodside Green Park
This beautiful 32 acre park offers both passive and leisure opportunities for your enjoyment. Amenities such as a playground, canoe launch into the Big Walnut Creek, softball and baseball fields, basketball count, catch and release fishing pond, heated restrooms and a rentable shelter with grill and ample parking. 

Woodside Green Park multipurpose trail connects to the Big Walnut Trail north to Academy Park and South to the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, providing a scenic nature hike or bike ride.  For directions, click here for pictures click here.

City Arborist
Forestry Technician, Rob Wendling, serves as the City Arborist and is responsible for the city's street tree program and Tree City USA planting programs. He is advised and assisted in these functions by the Gahanna Landscape Board. To send him an email, click here.