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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.

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.

FUTURE YOUTH STARS TRIATHLON

Future Stars program is a USA Triathlon Certified Club led by a USA Triathlon Certified Coach focused on using the sport of triathlon to further the physical and mental development of the children and young adults who are participating. Skill development and love of the sport are the primary objectives. The focus will be on how to stay safe and have fun while learning a lifelong activity!

Our goal is to teach kids lifelong lessons of healthy living, teamwork and perseverance through the sport of triathlon. These lessons will give our youth the confidence to face challenges and the strength of character to make choices that will benefit mental and physical health. We want to teach the athletes and parents about triathlon in a fun, safe and positive environment. Participation in youth triathlon can start a lifelong passion for a multi-sport lifestyle and healthy living. Let us teach your child important life skills through the sport of triathlon!

Team motto is: Be Safe- Have Fun- Be Awesome!

Program Details

Session 1: Tuesday May 29- Sunday July 1

Session 2: Monday July 2- Sunday August 5

Monday’s at Hannah Park:

  • 10-11am: Protostars (7-10 Year Olds)
  • 11am-12pm: Supernova (11-14 Year Olds)

Wednesday’s at Hannah Park:

  • 10-11am: Protostars (7-10 Year Olds)
  • 11am-12pm: Supernova (11-14 Year Olds)

Friday’s:

10-11am Group Swim Practice at Gahanna Swimming Pool

Protostars (7-10 Year Olds):

This program is offered for athletes aged 7 years to approximately 10 years of age.  Athletes meet twice per week during the summer to practice cycling, transition and running skills; as well as the option for a coached swim practice once per week. Practices are designed to be fun!  The goal of this group is for the athletes to do at least one triathlon this summer.

Athletes must be able to swim 25 meters freestyle (without stopping) and ride a bike without training wheels.

  • 3 Practices Per Week (2 Bike/Run and 1 Swim per week): $230 for 1 session
  • 2 Practices Per Week (No Swim): $180 for 1 session

Supernova (11-14 Year Olds):

This program is offered for athletes aged 11 years to approximately 14 years of age.  Athletes meet twice per week during the summer to practice cycling, transition and running skills; as well as the option for a coached swim practice each week. Practices are designed to be fun!  The goal of this group is for the athletes to do at least one if not more triathlons!

Athletes in this group must be able to swim 50 yards using good freestyle form and be able to run a mile without stopping.

  • 3 Practices Per Week (2 Bike/Run and 1 Swim per week): $230 for 1 session
  • 2 Practices Per Week (No Swim): $180 for 1 session

What Does My Child Get With This:

  • A safe, fun group environment led by certified and experienced coaches
  • Race Day Support and Coaching at the different team-sponsored races
  • Team T-Shirt and Medal

What Does My Child Need For This:

  • Any type of bike will work, as long it does not have training wheels. You don’t need to have a road or triathlon specific bike. A mountain bike or generic bike from a sporting goods store is perfect!
  • Bike Helmet. Athletes will not be able to practice without an appropriately fitted helmet. Here is a a video about finding an appropriate size helmet.
  • Running shoes that are comfortable and suited for running. Here is a video on picking out the right pair of shoes.
  • Swim goggles, swim cap and swimsuit
  • Workout clothes (shorts and t-shirt are great for practice)
  • Water Bottle
  • A smile and good attitude!

Click Here to Register

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.

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.

OPEN GYMS

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.

Basketball
Gahanna Middle School South
Tuesdays 8:45-10:30p–Open adult 25+
Thursdays 8:45-10:30p – Over 35+

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.

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.

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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