Increase your knowledge and learn a new skill by participating in programs that focus on arts and education. Programs span a variety of interests and ages, from in-house Parks & Recreation programs to those run by third party organizations.
RECREATION & SPORTS
Get active with these programs designed to keep you moving all year long! Programs span all activity levels and ages, from in-house Parks & Recreation programs to those run by third party organizations.
CRAFTING & CROPPING
Grab a friend and bring all your scrapping, paper making, crafts, stitching, sewing and crochet/knitting projects – stay all day or just a couple of hours. There will be door prizes throughout the day.
ENGINEERING FOR KIDS
Engineering for Kids puts the excitement in S.T.E.M. education by offering hands-on-learning for youth through FUN activities from designing and constructing rockets, hot air balloons and toys to robotics, video game designing and creating fun objects using LEGO® bricks and the latest technology. Building on natural curiosity and developing problem-solving skills, these hands-on programs will foster a lifelong love of science and discovery in your child.
LITTLE MEDICAL SCHOOL
The Little Medical School distinguishes itself by offering well-developed mini-courses and programs for grade school students that focus on careers in medical and related fields. These are innovative programs developed by a team of board-certified physicians that inspire children to pursue careers in medicine and other health and science fields.
The Gahanna Get Moving Team has walked thousands of miles over the past few years, training and talking their way to fun and fitness. Volunteer Liz Plott leads this group and will share her wisdom on walking and healthy lifestyles. The group meets at Creekside Park every Saturday morning at 8 am, rain or shine and is free to participate. Registration is required prior to participation.
Jump Bunch provides lively and positive classes the help children build sports skills and coordination such as throwing, kicking, jumping, balance and agility. Classes feature different athletic activities with lively music, colorful sports and fitness equipment and plenty of exercise for each child. These programs provide excellent preparation for organized athletics for your child.
JUMP START SPORTS
Jump Start Sports offers creative sports programs that teach fundamentals, fair play, and teamwork. Qualified instructors provide youth with a foundation for growth and nurture their love of sports in an environment that focuses on fun and learning rather than competition.
Enjoy open gym for basketball (ages 18+, ages 35+) and volleyball (ages 18+) with friends. Open gym participants must be 18 years of age and bring a valid driver’s license. If a license or State ID is not presented, participants will be charged the standard rate. Passes may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office and are valid for volleyball or basketball.
SILLY SETS TENNIS
Silly Sets is a fitness program designed to introduce preschoolers to the sport of tennis. Each participant will learn the basic fundamentals of the game, including tossing, catching, racquet swing and footwork. All ages will develop coordination, balance and agility in a fun, playful environment using soft, foam equipment that is age appropriate.
TUMBLIN’ FOR KIDS
The Tumblin’ for Kids staff lead high-energy, motivational tumbling and gymnastics classes. Participants will learn proper stretching, tumbling and apparatus skills in a fun, encouraging environment.
Join our very experienced teachers who have studied with many great yoga teachers, including Rodney Yee, Colleen Seidman Yee, Doug Keller, Tim Miller, Cyndi Lee, Angela Farmer, Swami Ramananda and more to provide students with a “true” yoga experience. Sue Johnson, E-RYT 500, RMT, Certified Yoga on High Instructor. All classes appropriate for ages 15 and older.