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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 span 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!

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

Help your child get a healthy by signing up for Fit Kids! Beginning in January, join coach Shellie Edington in a virtual athletics class to have fun and stay fit.

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

(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.

GET MOVING

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

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. 

JUMP BUNCH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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