See if the luck o’ the Irish is with you by testing your treasure hunting skills during our Gahanna Parks & Recreation St. Patrick’s Scavenger Hunt! The adventure begins March 17, with the first clue being announced on ExploreGahannaParks.com AND Facebook.com/GahannaParksRec. Each time you solve a clue, you’ll be provided with a new one. Once you find the clues at seven of our Gahanna Parks, you’ll score a Pot o’ Gold prize. (Prize pick-up details will be provided to winners.) Embark on the St. Patrick’s Scavenger Hunt adventure any time between March 17-28. Check back for details.
Spring Break Camp Crates are separated into 5 days, or packs, of themed activities. Purchase each activity pack separately depending on interests. Purchasing the full week provides a 20% discount.
Each activity pack has at least 5 activities in the selected theme. The crate contains items needed for each activity. Each activity pack is prepped so that you may do them on your own time. Themes include: Craft, Science Discovery, Nature, Travel and the Olympics
Crate pick-up will be March 24 at the Senior Center (11 am-1 pm) or March 27 (9 am-12 pm). Questions? Call 614-342-4250.
Gahanna Parks & Rec new Parks & Trails Guide will help you navigate our amazing natural resource areas. Whether you are a frequent parks and trail enthusiast or just beginning your journey, we hope this map serves as a useful tool for your next adventure. The City of Gahanna is home to 750+ acres of beautiful parks and trails that provide an invaluable resource for physical and mental wellness, outdoor exploration, education and fun!
There’s a park in Gahanna for you if you want to take a walk, fish, explore nature, escape the city-life, climb on a playground, play a sport, or just sit back and relax. Find your park here.
Mission Statement: The Mission of the Department of Parks & Recreation is to provide parks, trails, and recreational opportunities to all people of Gahanna so they can be healthy and well while they explore and learn in our community.
Welcome to the Senior Center, home of our Active Senior Programs!
(Note: Gahanna Senior Center is currently closed due to COVID-19 mandates.)
We are proud to offer a variety of online/virtual and drive-thru programs and activities to meet the growing needs and interests of our community. Get started with your membership today and begin participating any of our programs right away! We look forward to getting to know you.
Water Safety Tips at Home: Staying Safe This Summer When Enjoying Lakes, Creeks, Backyard Pools/Water Features and Visits to the Beach
Do you know that drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between 1-4 years old? And it’s the third leading cause of death among all children. Whether your kids will be swimming in a backyard pool, wading in a creek or headed to the beach––check this Water Safety Checklist to make sure you’re prepared to prevent drownings. The checklist is provided by Stop Drowning Now a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to save lives through water safety education.
Arts & Education!
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 and Recreation programs to those run by third party organizations
This year, we are excited to share that we are working hard on plans to offer several full-day camp options for our summer season, as well as shorter Rec Club programs for a variety of ages. As expected, modifications from typical camp operations are necessary and will result in changes to group sizes, camper capacity and programming. Our goal is to offer programs that are safe and compliant with necessary guidelines, while fun and enriching for our participants.
We are hopeful we will be able to share 2021 program offerings in early March. The announcement will be made via the City and Parks and Recreation newsletters, the City Website, social media pages and will be sent in an email to past years’ camp families.
Thanks for your patience as we work to provide a wonderful summer season in Gahanna!
In order to ensure accurate contact information is up-to-date, verify Gahanna residency (if applicable), and verify camper names and ages, household accounts must be pre-authorized prior to purchasing spaces in our day camp programs. Please contact recreation staff using the email or phone number above to create, update, or confirm your household’s profile and authorize your account. Once authorized, you may purchase day camp spaces via the WebTrac online registration system or over the phone with recreation staff.
Located along the serene Big Walnut Creek, the golf course is a challenging 9-hole course open March-November, weather permitting. Please call ahead or book your tee times online and arrive 10 minutes prior to your time. Tee times are not available during league play hours.
As the health and safety of the community remains our priority, the following restrictions and precautions will be in place to best limit community spread and protect our staff and customers::
Online scheduling or calling ( 614/342-4270) to book Tee Times is preferred.
All members are required to check in at service window with ID and/or proof of purchase prior to play
To cancel a tee time booked online, click on “Search” at the top of the page, go over to “Golf” and click on “Tee Time Cancel.”
Do not arrive earlier than needed for your tee time.
Riding carts and pull carts are available to rent. Both are sanitized after each use. With a limited number of carts, one may not be available for your tee time.
Please clean trash out of your carts prior to returning them.
Tee times are spaced out 10 minutes to accommodate an increase in walkers and to discourage stacking on tee boxes.
GENERAL PUBLIC hours are 8 am – 7:30 pm.
Course is open 7:30–8 am ONLY for golfers 55+ Monday thru Friday.
No rental equipment after 5:30 pm.
Bunker rakes and ball washers have been removed from the course.
All transactions will take place through a service window connected to the Pro Shop.
Pro Shop will be closed to entry (except for restroom facilities).
Please do not participate if you are, or have been in close contact with someone, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Golf League Participants
In order to adhere to the Stay Safe Order, all league play through the month of May has been suspended. These restrictions are temporary and will be re-evaluated as the COVID-19 situation progresses and as we receive more guidance from the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health. Necessary adjustments will be made to league schedules (extend or shorten league dates) and payments will be handled to reflect any adjustments made, as we work to get you back out on the course as quickly and as safely as possible.
If you have any questions, comments or other concerns please reach out via email at email@example.com or phone at 614/342-4270.
Explore parks and neighborhoods throughout Gahanna on a connected bikeway or trail and enjoy the scenic views along the Big Walnut Trail. The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation maintains of the bikeways, nature trails and multi-purpose trails in Gahanna. These trails are located in many public parks within Gahanna, and the vast majority are paved, conveniently located near parking lots, and are handicapped-accessible.
Returning Summer 2021: Gahanna Parks & Rec offers the opportunity to discover our water resources with a kayak and paddleboat rental program. Check back soon to reserve your time slot!
The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation maintains park shelters available for public rental at Friendship, Hannah, and Woodside Green parks. Shelters are also available at Hunters Ridge Pool and Gahanna Swimming Pool. Indoor space is available at the clubhouse at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course. Please contact us if you are interested in renting the Rotary Stage on the back, upper plaza area at Creekside Plaza overlooking the Big Walnut Creek.
Get active with these programs designed to keep you moving all year long! Programs span all activity levels and ages, from in-house Parks and Recreation programs to those run by third-party organizations.
Gahanna Parks & Rec has a new Parks & Trails Guide available to help you navigate our amazing natural resource areas. Whether you are a frequent parks and trails enthusiast or just beginning your journey, we hope this map serves as a useful tool for your next adventure. The City of Gahanna is home to 750+ acres of beautiful parks and trails that provide an invaluable resource for physical and mental wellness, outdoor exploration, education and fun! We encourage you to navigate all 4.6 miles of the Big Walnut trail or visit a park across town that you may not have considered attending before. The vast majority of our trails are paved, conveniently located near parking lots, and are handicapped-accessible. Enjoy the journey!
Pick up a copy of the Trails map at Gahanna City Hall or the Gahanna Library
If you live outside the area, you can request a print copy of the guide be mailed to you by completing this form. (LINK)
Download a digital copy now by clicking thisLINK,or scanning this QR Code:
Watch this video(below) for some fun insider tips about our Gahanna Parks & Trails!