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
                                                     
 
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 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

Vision
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.

Mission
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
Story Trail Celebrates Five Years at Friendship Park
5/23/2016

Story Trail Celebrates Five Years at Friendship Park

Gahanna Parks & Recreation will host a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, May 27 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave., to mark the opening of the newest story, Going on a Nature Walk. This is the fifth year for...

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Ohio Department of Agriculture to Begin Gypsy Moth Treatment in Gahanna
5/4/2016

Ohio Department of Agriculture to Begin Gypsy Moth Treatment in Gahanna

This month, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will begin its aerial treatments designed to control the gypsy moth population in central Ohio. Weather permitting, the first round of treatments in Gahanna will begin this Saturday, May 7, 2016...

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Herb Day to Include Wellness Elements, New Herb Varieties and Continue Tradition of Celebrating All Things Herbal
4/29/2016

Herb Day to Include Wellness Elements, New Herb Varieties and Continue Tradition of Celebrating All Things Herbal

Preparations for Herb Day 2016 are currently underway at the Ohio Herb Education Center in Gahanna. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Creekside Plaza, 117 Mill St and is presented by Andrea...

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2016 Summer Fun Guide


2015 Master Plan Update

    

  

 Emerald Ash Borer Links
Ohio Department of Natural Resources EAB Page

Ohio Department of Agriculture EAB Page

Ohio State University EAB Outreach

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


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.