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Gahanna Parks & Recreation

Office: 614-342-4250

Due to COVID-19, many of our activities and programs have been cancelled or suspended. Our team is working to continue to provide opportunities as we are able, while following proper health and safety guidelines as recommended by the Ohio Department of Health.

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 & 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 include all activity levels and ages, from in-house Parks & Recreation programs to those run by third party organizations.

CALLIGRAPHY

(These programs are not currently being offered, but check back soon for updates.)

Calligraphy means “the art of beautiful writing.” Carol Kimball walks you through the techniques of using different lettering styles to achieve this artful handwriting. With over 40 years of knowledge in the art of calligraphy and as the current president of The Calligraphy Guild of Columbus, she is a professional calligrapher and instructor. Programs include supplies.

CHILDREN’S HUNGER ALLIANCE

(These programs are not currently being offered, but check back soon for updates.)

The Children’s Hunger Alliance mission is to ensure that children without access receive healthy food, nutrition education, and physical activity. They bring their youth and family activities Eat Play Grow and CATCH Kids Club Nutrition for Gahanna families. Each class has physical activities, take-home craft, and a hands-on snack making experience.

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE

(These programs are not currently being offered, but check back soon for updates.)

Columbus Children’s Theatre brings new programming to Gahanna. Join them for an entertaining time developing skills in writing, acting, crafting, leadership, and so much more!

CRASE ACTIVE SHOOTER COURSE

(These programs are not currently being offered, but check back soon for updates.)

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course was designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy and developed by ALERRT in 2004. This course provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event; the course will benefit all adults.

ENRICHING KIDZ™

Enriching Kidz with the knowledge for a lifetime. The mission of Enriching Kidz™ is to educate pre-teens on the skills necessary to be successful, confident and creative individuals.

STRING ART DESIGNS

(These programs are not currently being offered, but check back soon for updates.)

Join Whitney in an evening of string art. Using hammer and nails create a curated design by Whitney on your board. Then, go to town with the colorful string she provides to bring the design vibrancy. A wonderful group activity in a party like atmosphere. Participants are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for the activity.

FIT KIDS

This VIRTUAL fitness class is lead by Coach Shellie Edington. A master CrossFit Games World Champion, Shellie has been investing in children’s fitness for over 20 years. Join coach Shellie Edington in a virtual athletics class with an all-inclusive physical preparedness program that is age-appropriate and fun!

74256.307 Fit Kids – VIRTUAL Mondays Oct. 4 – 25
4:30-5 pm Age: 4-5
74256.308 Fit Kids – VIRTUAL Mondays Oct. 4 – 25
5:15-5:45 pm Age: 6-10
RD/NR: $29/34.80

FITNESS WITH SHELLIE

This VIRTUAL fitness class is lead by Coach Shellie Edington. All you need is you and a backpack! If you have a barbell, dumbbells or kettlebells – you can definitely use them. Each workout consists of joint mobilization, full body warm up, strength development and workout which is based on your relative intensity. All movements will be explained and demonstrated as well as modifications. No weights are recommended when learning new lifts or movements.
72034.307 Fitness with
Shellie – VIRTUAL Mondays Oct. 4-25
Wednesday Oct. 6-27
6:00-6:45 am Ages: 18+
RD/NR: $29/$34.80

BALLY SPORTS GROUP

(These programs are not currently being offered, but check back soon for updates.)

Bally Sports Group is a youth sports programming company comprised of educators, prospective teachers, coaches, former athletes, and sports management students who have a passion for working with children in connection with sports. Bally Sports Group specializes in providing quality youth sports programs and camps by partnering with community organizations and schools to fulfill the youths sports needs within a community. Our curriculum has been carefully crafted by physical education professionals and sports psychologists to make each program developmentally appropriate for multiple age groups and skill levels. Bally Sports strives to emphasize the importance of great sportsmanship by creating an encouraging atmosphere that helps players build self-esteem and encourage future participation.

AMAZING ATHLETES

Amazing Athletes is a program focused on physical development. Teaching methods are based on age, with toddler classes focused on discovery-based learning, to help children engage in structured physical activities. Older classes encourage the exploration and development of a variety of athletic skills through the introduction of 10 different sports.
Coaches break the fundamentals of each sport down into simple steps based on each child’s age and ability. Their goal is to create fun environments that establish a lifetime connection to sports and physical activity.

74261.301 Amazing Tots
Thursdays Sept. 16-Oct. 21
5:30-6 pm Age: 1.5-2.5

74262.301 Amazing Athletes
Thursdays Sept. 16-Oct. 21
6-6:30 pm Age: 2.5-4

74262.302 Amazing Athletes
Thursdays Sept. 16-Oct. 21
6:30-7:15 pm Age: 5-6

RD/NR: $54/$65
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse

WOMEN’S-ONLY SELF DEFENSE

Hosted by Gahanna Police Lt. Matt Kissel, this class will cover multiple subjects. We will learn how victims are picked from a crowd, situational awareness techniques, and simple, easy to remember tactics to avoid grabs and holds by an attacker. Comfortable clothing with athletic footwear is appropriate.
62272-304 Women’s-Only
Self Defense
Saturday Oct. 9
9:00-11:00 am Ages: 18+
FREE
Location: Senior Center

YOGA BASED MOVEMENT CLASS

Join Sue Johnson, E-RYT500 and 22 years of experience, in this yoga- based movement class to soothe body and spirit. While yoga is a spiritual practice coming from India and involves “eight limbs” or focuses, this class is all about movement and poses. These will teach you to stretch and strengthen your muscles, providing a release of tension, improving balance and bone strength. Breath practices link the body, mind, and spirit along with mindfulness and meditation, providing peace and ease to all parts of your being. All levels welcome.
72012.303 Yoga Based Movement Tuesdays Sept. 14-Oct. 12 6:30-7:45 pm Ages: 14+
72012.304 Yoga Based Movement Wednesdays Sept. 15-Oct. 13 10:30-11:45 am Ages: 14+
Nov-Dec class registration coming soon!
RD/NR: $80/$96
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse

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