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Gahanna Parks & Recreation

Office: 614-342-4250

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

CALLIGRAPHY

 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

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

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!

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.

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

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.

TUMBLIN4KIDS

The Tumblin4Kids staff lead high-energy, motivational tumbling and gymnastics classes. Participants will learn proper stretching, tumbling and apparatus skills in a fun, encouraging environment.

BALLY SPORTS GROUP

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.

CRASE ACTIVE SHOOTER COURSE

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.

GET MOVING

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

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.

OPEN GYMS

Enjoy open gym for  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.  Open gyms are Oct through April.

Volleyball
Gahanna Middle School East
Tuesdays 8:45-10:30p– Open adult 18+
Thursdays 8:45-10:30p – Open adult 18+

As with every year, the start time may vary dependent on school teams practice/game schedules. If the gym is available earlier, play can begin at 8:30pm, please respect the school teams and wait until their use is completed to enter the gym.

A season pass is $75 for residents and $85 for non-residents and may be purchased either at the gym, via phone, or in-office at the Parks & Recreation Dept 614-342-4250. A single visit pass is $6 residents and $9 non-residents and may be purchased at the door. Please bring a valid driver’s license or utility bill to confirm residency.

SELF DEFENSE

This class will cover multiple subjects including: how victims are picked from a crowd, situational awareness techniques, and simple, easy-to-remember tactics to avoid grabs and holds by an attacker. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic footwear.

YOGA

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.

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