Parks & Recreation

200 South Hamilton, Gahanna, OH 43230 | (614) 342-4250 | Fax (614) 342-4351            
Hours of Operation: MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Camps   Facility Rental   Aquatics   Gateway
 About Gahanna Parks & Recreation

The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation offers outstanding recreation, environmental and park assets to our community through a variety of programs and services that enhance Gahanna's quality of life, economic value and environmental protection. 

2014 Year in Review
2015 Year in Review
Experiences & Amenities Update

To enhance and preserve parks and recreation services, lands, and facilities through high standards and innovation that positions Gahanna as a leading community and a great place to live, work and play.

To conserve the natural environment through parks and open space as well as provide balanced, sustainable and accessible recreation opportunities and facilities.

2006 Master Plan & 2015 Master Plan Update
In June 2006, the City of Gahanna adopted the Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master Plan, to guide the decision-making process related to programs, policies, operations, maintenance and capital improvements over the next 10 years. 

In February 2015, the Master Plan Update was presented to Gahanna residents. The master plan was built around a series of technical assessment processes to measure the parks & recreation system, as well as the operational management of policies, procedures, parks, facilities, programs and services against best-practices in the state and region.

2006 Master Plan is available here
2015 Master Plan Update is available here.
View 2015 Master Plan Presentation here

Click here to view the initial survey results summary as part of the  Updated Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The survey was completed in March and April 2013. Two thousand surveys were mailed to a random sample of households in the City of Gahanna. Seven hundred and forty-five (745) were returned, a 37% sampling.

Gahanna Parks & Recreation News
Creepside Festival: Rain or Shine; Parking; Street Closures

Creepside Festival: Rain or Shine; Parking; Street Closures

Put on your costumes, dress up the kids and join us for the 13th Annual Creepside Festival throughout Creekside and Olde Gahanna on Saturday, October 22 from 1-5p.m.

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Creepside Festival Returns with New Day, Activities

Creepside Festival Returns with New Day, Activities

Gahanna Parks & Recreation is excited to host Creepside Festival, presented by Schneider Insurance and backed by Motorist Insurance. The festival returns to the Creekside and Olde Gahanna on a new day and time this year, Saturday, October 22,...

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MOPRC ERH Program Provides Commuters a Free Ride Home

MOPRC ERH Program Provides Commuters a Free Ride Home

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) new Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program is offering commuters who experience an emergency at work a free ride home.  The program is designed to reduce transportation and cost barriers to...

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2016-2017 Winter Gateway

2015 Master Plan Update



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Gahanna Parks
Explore our over 700 acres of parkland and reserves! More information »

Gahanna Facilities
The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation maintains a number of facilities for recreation, fitness and family activities. Learn More »

Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation
The Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to improve "the quality of Gahanna parks and recreation service for a healthier community." Click here to visit the Foundation's website. This will take you away from the City of Gahanna website.