Discover Grove City's The Source May/June 2024

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Online and office registration begins Monday, April 22

Welcome to the new Source!

The Source highlights Parks and Rec. programs, activities and amenities. See page 11 for a list of classes. For additional details, access the registration system at or find a class outline in pdf form online.

The new registration system and website allows people to find information and register online where they can sort classes by age, type of program and day of the week.

Online viewing allows users to personalize options to fit their families’ schedules and interests while accessing fresher, more accurate information. Visit or go to and follow prompts from the Parks & Rec. page.

Questions? Staff are still available to help!

• For preschool, youth and adult programs, call or visit the Kingston Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

• For programs and activities for ages 55+, call or visit the Evans Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

• Walk-in registration and payment are available at both locations. Payment cannot be made by phone.


Kingston Center............ 614-277-3050

3226 Kingston Ave.

General information and preschool, youth and adult class registration

Evans Center.................... 614-277-1060

4330 Dudley Ave.

55+ information and class registration; contact information for senior services

Gantz Farmhouse 614-871-6323

2255 Home Road

Herb garden and Gardens at Gantz Farm Volunteer information

Weather Hot Line


Status updates on events, sports and programs (e.g., rain outs)


Grove City Parks and Recreation


City of Grove City



City Hall 614-277-3000

4035 Broadway


3262 Ventura Blvd.


Public Safety/Police


2255 Home Road

Parks and Recreation Inclement Weather Policy

Classes and programs may be canceled due to adverse conditions (road and playing surface conditions, lack of utilities, etc.).

• For updates, call 614-277-3060, visit or check Parks & Rec. Facebook and Instagram accounts.

• Later updates due to incoming weather/condition changes are made to the phone line.

• Participation is always at the discretion of a minor participant’s parent/ guardian or the adult participant.

Outdoor Sports/Activities

• Cancellations for evening activities are determined based on field conditions by 4 p.m. by Parks and Rec. personnel.

• Contests may be canceled later if incoming weather affects conditions. Call 614-277-3060 for updates.

• Do not use dirt or grass infields of closed fields as it may cause damage requiring repair and cause further cancellations.

Indoor Sports/Activities

• Weekday classes and programs are canceled when the South-Western City School District closes due to inclement weather.

• If conditions change, evening classes may be canceled at the discretion of Parks and Recreation personnel by 4 p.m.

• Weekend cancellations are made by 7 a.m., Saturday and 11 a.m., Sunday.


The Big Splash

The Big Splash Family Aquatics Center is a City-owned water park serving the residents of Grove City and Jackson Township.

The water park, open to season pass holders and their guests, features a large zero-depth entrance, climbing walls and two large body slides.

Swim Lessons

Offered in partnership with SwimSafe Pool Management, swim lessons are available at The Big Splash for both season pass holders and the public. Register children based on skill level at

• Level 0: Frogs & Tadpoles

Child age 3 or younger accompanied by a parent is introduced to the water. 10:20 a.m.

• Mon.-Thu., 6/3-6/13

• Mon.-Thu., 6/17-6/27

• Mon.-Thu., 7/8-7/18 9:45 a.m.

• Sat., 6/8-7/27

• Level 1: Flouder

Grow comfortable under the water, becoming able to submerge head and blow bubbles independently.

9:10 a.m., 9: 45 a.m. or 10:20 a.m.

• Mon.-Thu., 6/3-6/13

• Mon.-Thu., 6/17-6/27

• Mon.-Thu., 7/8-7/18

• Sat., 6/8-7/27

• Level 2: Jellyfish

Learn to float on front and back independently.

9:10 a.m., 9: 45 a.m. or 10:20 a.m.

• Mon.-Thu., 6/3-6/13

• Mon.-Thu., 6/17-6/27

• Mon.-Thu., 7/8-7/18

• Sat., 6/8-7/27

• Level 3: Octopus

Learn to propel self through water with proper arm and leg movements.

9:10 a.m. or 9: 45 a.m.

• Mon.-Thu., 6/3-6/13

• Mon.-Thu., 6/17-6/27

• Mon.-Thu., 7/8-7/18

9:10 a.m. or 10:20 a.m.

• Sat., 6/8-7/27

Pass Rates

Passes are sold by individual only.

Season pass sales start May 1 at

• Residents: $50

• Non-residents: $100

Operating Hours


• Sun.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


• Sun.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

2024 Operating Dates

Sat., 5/25-Mon., 9/1

Closed (SWCSD in session):

• 5/28-5/30

• 8/21-8/23

• 8/26-8/30


Team Sports

Grove City offers a variety of team sports for ages 5 through adult. Register online or in the Kingston Center during the assigned month. Spaces are limited; registration may close before the end of the month. Youth and adaptive program participants register by individual and are assigned to a team. Adults register by team.

Fall Youth Baseball

Grove City is proud to offer a premier recreational baseball experience for boys and girls ages 5-17 (based on player’s age Aug. 31, 2024). Teams play a 10-game regular season at Windsor or Fryer parks.

Don’t miss your chance to participate!

Team sports involve scheduling fields and officials, and ordering uniforms for youth leagues, so registration happens well ahead of the season.

Youth Sports Registration

• Little League (Ages: 5-17): February

• Fall Baseball (Ages: 5-17): June

• Volleyball (Grades: 3-12): August

• Basketball (Grades: K-12): October

Adult Sports Registration

• Spring/Summer Softball: March

• Spring Cornhole: March

• Summer Cornhole: May

• Fall Cornhole: July

• Fall Softball: July

• Volleyball: December

Adaptive Sports Registration

• Spring Buddy Ball (Ages: 4+, 16+): February-March

Preschool Team Sports

Grove City Parks & Rec. partners with Bally Sports to offer beginner team sports experiences for ages 3-4 in T-ball, soccer and basketball. Visit for more information and to register.

• Fall Adult Buddy Ball (Ages: 16+): Mid-July-August

For full details on offerings and registration, visit

Register starting Mon., 4/22

Program Age Groups õ Adaptive õ Preschool (1-4) õ Youth (5-17) õ Adult (18+) õ 55+/Senior
League Ages Play/Practice Day Fee NR Fee T-ball 5 Tue., Thu. $40 $50 Minor 6 6 Mon., Wed. $40 $50 Minor 7-8 7-8 Tue., Thu., Sat. $40 $50 Minor 9-10 9-10 Mon., Wed., Sat. $60 $70 Major 11-12 Mon., Wed., Sat. $60 $70 Junior 13-14 Tue., Thu., Sat. $60 $70
15-17 Mon., Wed., Sat. $60 $70

Fitness & Dance

Physical activity is important for health for all ages no matter their skill level. Whether you are into self-guided activities like utilizing bike paths or enjoy group classes, Grove City Parks & Rec. has something for you!

Gymnastics & Parkour

The balance, core strength and coordination developed in Gymnastics and Parkour provide a great foundation for future athletic endeavors.

Grove City offers options for increasing age and competency levels for preschool and elementary-aged students.

Martial Arts & Yoga

Developing a mind-body connection while performing controlled actions has been used to promote mental and physical health simultaneously for ages. Try a class that relies on these ancient practices.

• Karate is offered at various skill levels for ages 4-7 and 8 through adult.

• Yoga options include general adult classes and others focusing on challenges and benefits for seniors.

• Tai Chi is another great method for seniors to stay limber and focused.

Fitness in the Park

Grove City Parks & Rec. is bringing back this fun, walk-up program in 2024. Guest instructors stop by Town Center Park at 6 p.m., Thursdays, May 2 through June 6 plus June 27, to lead exercises based on different themes or formats. Past instruction has included yoga, Pound and Jazzercise. No need to register, just show up dressed comfortably with a water bottle. Check for a schedule of formats.


Adaptive programming offers people with physical or mental challenges the opportunity to participate in recreational activities through modifications and an inclusive atmosphere.

Ages 14 and older take turns singing or just dance along in an inclusive atmosphere during Karaoke & Dance Night (Fri., 6/14, 6-7:30 p.m.). Chaperons/guardians are welcome. Register online for $5.

Grove City now has a dedicated recreation supervisor to organize adaptive programs, so watch for more options later this year!

See page 11 for the list of Parks & Rec. classes for May and June.

For full details on offerings and registration, visit Register starting Mon., 4/22


Preschool & Childcare

Children need spaces where they can feel free, safe and active while interacting with others. Grove City offers preschool programs that provide the foundations of group learning with a nature-based philosophy. Options vary from parent/adult-child activities to child-only classes.

P.A.R.K. serves elementary school students by providing activities that keep them engaged, but without the structure of school. Each day includes arts and crafts as well as large-muscle play.



Ages 3-5 develop academic, social, creative, physical and emotional skills in a child-centered and supportive group setting. Registration opens in February for the following school year (September-May).

For info, visit or call 614-277-3050.


Nature Kids

Children learn through outdoor adventures in Gantz Park.

• Wings in the Garden Ages: 3-5 ½ Fri., 6/14; 9-10:30 a.m.

• Beneath our Feet Ages: 3-5 ½ Fri., 6/21; 9-10:30 a.m.

• Raindrops to Rivers Ages: 3-5 ½ Fri., 6/28; 9-10:30 a.m.

This childcare program offers a safe place for children in grades K-4 to stay physically, mentally and socially active before and after school when the SouthWestern City School District is in session. The summer program offers full-day childcare with activities and field trips including weekly trips to The Big Splash.

After-school P.A.R.K. operates Monday-Friday, 2:30-6 p.m., at Buckeye Woods, J.C. Sommer, Highland Park, Monterey and Richard Avenue elementary schools.


Preschoolers gain independence playing with others through creative and sensory exploration.

• RecCamp I Ages: 3-4

Mon.-Thu., 6/3-6/6; 9-10:45 a.m.

• RecCamp II Ages: 3-4

Mon.-Thu., 6/17-6/20; 9-10:45 a.m.

We’re Hiring!

Looking for a fun part-time job with no evening or weekend hours?

Visit for details.

Before School operates Monday-Friday, 6-8 a.m., at the Kingston Center with transportation provided to the above elementary schools.

The nine-week, full-day Summer P.A.R.K. program is offered each summer at two locations.


Be Creative!

Grove City is full of creativity! Much like physical activity improves health, making things with your hands and performing, especially in a group, offers personal benefits beyond the final product.


Grove City offers blacksmithing classes on a traditional forge.

• Blacksmithing 101: Introduction

Learn about equipment and forge safety then practice new skills while creating a project to take home. Sat., 5/25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., 6/22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Youth Art Instruction

Follow age-appropriate instruction to learn different techniques to create art in a variety of media.

• Big Art Ages: 6-9

Thu., 5/2-5/23; 5-5:45 p.m.

Thu., 6/6-6/27; 5-5:45 p.m.

• Amazing Art Ages: 10-13

Thu., 5/2-5/23; 6-6:45 p.m.

Thu., 6/6-6/27; 6-6:45 p.m.

⎘See page 11 for the list of Parks & Rec. classes for May and June.

Herb Classes for Adults

Combining creativity with nature is just one way the Gardens at Gantz Farm staff and volunteers share their knowledge. Join an upcoming class to create beautiful, useful items or learn a new approach to gardening.

• Herbal Dyes on Silk

Thu., 5/30; 6:30-8 p.m.

• Hypertufa Water Bowl

Tue., 6/18; 6:30-8 p.m.

• Old Fashioned Roses

Sat., 6/8; 10:30 a.m.-Noon

• 8 Unusual Herbs for Eastern Cuisine

Thu., 5/23; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Fresh Herb Bowl Garden

Tue., 5/21; 6:30-8 p.m.

• Start a Tea Garden

Thu., 6/13; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Program Age Groups

õ Adaptive õ Preschool (1-4) õ Youth (5-17) õ Adult (18+) õ 55+/Senior

Make Something Special

Celebrate your mother or father on their special day with a unique gift made by you!

• Gifts for Mom Ages: 5-10

Sat., 5/4; 10-11 a.m.

• Gifts for Dad Ages: 5-10

Tue., 5/7; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

• May the Force Be with You Ages: 5-10

Enjoy Star Wars?

Make themed craft and play games. Sat., 5/4; 10-11 a.m.

• Midsummer’s Eve Fairy

Gathering Ages: 6-10

Have an enchanting evening with fairy-themed fun!

Thu., 6/20; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For full details on offerings and registration, visit Register starting Mon., 4/22


Evans Center

The Evans Center offers older residents of Grove City a variety of opportunities to stay active physically, mentally and socially. Offerings include parties, trips to restaurants and cultural sites, and classes that teach skills for navigating the challenges that come with aging.

On-site Fun

• Summertime Cookout$

Kickoff Memorial Day weekend, enjoying grilled burgers and hot dogs and yard games.

Mon., 5/24, 1-3 p.m.

Lunch & Learn 11 a.m.-Noon

• 8 Core Feelings

Fri., 5/31; 11 a.m.-Noon

Gain an understanding of emotions that center the human experience.

• Real Estate & Downsizing Fri., 6/21; 1-2 p.m.

Learn about the rapidly changing real estate market and ways to downsize in place or for a move.

Dining Trips ¤ $

Lunch Bunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

• House of Japan: Tue., 5/21

• Firebirds: Wed., 6/26

Supper Club: 4-8 p.m.

• Red Lobster: Mon., 6/10

• Quaker Steak & Lube: Wed., 5/15

See page 11 for the list of Parks & Rec. classes for May and June.

Off-site Day Trips ¤

Travel by minibus to off-site tours, shopping or entertainment followed by a meal (on your own).

• Snooty Fox Consignment Shops$

Browse gently used clothing, accessories, decorative items and more.

Thu., 5/9, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Vaud-Villities Variety Show$

View talented local entertainers.

Fri., 5/3, 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Columbus Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2$

Experience the working rehearsal of a classical musical presentation.

Fri., 5/17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

• LaComedia: Plowin’ Thru$

View the latest adventures of the Church Basement Ladies.

Thu., 6/13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Harding Home, Library, Museum & Memorial$

Visit the restored home of the 29th U.S. president and the nearby memorial.

Wed., 5/29, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



9 a.m. Senior Exercise$

10 a.m. Indoor Cornhole

12:30 p.m. Bridge

1 p.m. Chair Volleyball

6:30 p.m. Parkinson’s Care Giver Support Group (1st Mon.)

7 p.m. Western Squares$


10 a.m. Tai Chi$

11:30 a.m. LifeCare Alliance Lunch$

2 p.m. Showstoppers Practice

6 p.m. Yoga$

7 p.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group (3rd Tue.)


9 a.m. Senior Exercise$

10 a.m. Loss Support (2nd Wed.)

10 a.m. Crafts, Creativity & Conversations (4th Wed.)

11 a.m. Drum Circle$

11:30 a.m. LifeCare Alliance Lunch$

Noon Center Updates Q&A (1st Wed.)

1 p.m. Chair Volleyball


10 a.m. S.A.L.T. Meeting (2nd Thu.)

11 a.m. Senior Yoga$

11:30 a.m. LifeCare Alliance Lunch$

12:30 p.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Euchre



6 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive (1st & 3rd Fri.)

12:30 p.m. Bridge

$ Associated Fee

¤ Minibus transportation; must be able to get on/off without staff assistance

For full details on offerings and registration, visit

Register starting Mon., 4/22 ⎘


Play Outside!

The warm weather is here! Some of the best childhood experiences center around unstructured time outside. There is no better place to soak up sunshine than on a playground.

Did you know that Grove City Parks & Rec. maintains 22 parks with playgrounds? They range from small ones at pocket parks with a swing set or a climbing structure to signature play areas at community parks featuring several elements.

The Dream Field playground at Windsor Park features an award-winning design that fosters interactive play for children of all physical abilities. The Gantz Park playground and Discovery Frontier playground and Splash Pad at Fryer Park also incorporate inclusive designs.

While these are the most popular in Grove City, several other large playgrounds offer opportunities for fun:

þ Henceroth Park (equipment replaced in 2023)

þ Indian Trails Park (second playground added in 2024)

þ The Park at Beulah (opened 2024)

þ Westgrove Park (equipment replaced in 2019)

þ Windsor Park

Visit medium-sized playgrounds at these parks:

þ Cread Lawless

þ Concord Lakes

þ Creekside

þ Hoover

Other parks with play structures include:

þ Blodwen

þ Hennigans Grove

þ Holton Run

þ Hoover Crossing

þ Keller Farms

þ Meadowgrove

þ Pinnacle Links North

þ Pinnacle Links South

þ Scioto Meadows

þ Swearingen

þ Walden Bluff

Splash Pad

The Grove City Splash Pad is a cooperative effort of the City of Grove City and the Grove City YMCA.

The Splash Pad, free and available to the public, is open when the outdoor pool at the YMCA is.

Dates and hours are subject to change, including for weather conditions.

2024 Operating Dates

Sat., 5/25-Sun., 9/1

Closed (national holidays):

• Mon., 5/27

• Wed., 6/19

• Thu., 7/4

• Mon., 9/2

See page 12 for a map with park locations.

þ Northwest

Park Areas

Northeast þ Southeast

Park Updates and Development

The City of Grove City strives to add to, improve and maintain parks and recreation facilities throughout the city. This includes expansion of the system of multi-use paths linking recreational, residential and commercial areas of Grove City.

Current Projects

The Park at Beulah

• West Pavilion (opening summer 2024)

Similar to the Eagle Pavilion, the 4,500-square-foot, four-season enclosed facility can accommodate events with up to 200 guests, and will be available for rental by residents later this year.

Gantz Park

• The tennis courts are being reconstructed, including a new foundation.

Grant-Sawyer Homestead

• The carriage house is undergoing historical restoration.

Recently Completed

The Park at Beulah

• Signature playground featuring multi-faceted play structure with slides, swings, spinners, rope-climbing structure and benches and shade structures.

• Finish Line Shelter

An open-air shelter offers 2,500 square feet for picnics, parties and other gatherings.

• Paddock Shelter

Open-air shelter offers 2,500 square feet for gatherings and plumbed restrooms.

Indian Trails Park

• Playground: a second play space with a multi-faceted play structure, swings, spinners and a rope climbing structure.

Future Projects

Work begins fall 2024 unless otherwise noted.

Gantz Park

• Preschool programming building (planning stage)

Windsor Park

• Lighted paved parking lot

• Basketball courts

Fryer Park

• Multi-use path extension to connect diamonds to main path

• Installation of turf on West Pod Fields #1 & #4

• Grading and drainage improvements in all outfields

• New dugouts for all fields

• Shade structures for bleachers



Intro to Gymnastics

Ages: 3-4

Tue., 5/21-6/18; 5-5:30 p.m.

Ages: 3

Thu., 5/23-6/27; 5-5:30 p.m.

Ages: 4

Thu., 5/23-6/27; 5:30-6 p.m.

Modern Dance

Ages: 3-5

Thu., 5/23-6/27; 6-6:30 p.m.



Ages: 5-6

Tue., 5/21-6/18; 5:30-6 p.m.

Thu., 5/23-6/27; 6-6:30 p.m.

Ages: 7-8

Thu., 5/23-6/27; 6:30-7 p.m.


Ages: 4-5

Mon., 5/20-6/24; 5-5:45 p.m.

Ages: 6

Mon., 5/20-6/24; 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-6

Tue., 5/21-6/18; 6:15-7 p.m.

Ages: 7-8

Mon., 5/20-6/24; 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Tue., 5/21-6/18; 7-7:45 p.m.

Karate Peewee Beginner

Ages: 4-7

Mon., 5/13-7/1; 5-5:30 p.m.

Wed., 5/15-7/3; 5-5:30 p.m.

Karate Peewee Advanced

Ages: 4-7

Mon., 5/13-7/1; 5:30-6 p.m.

Wed., 5/15-7/3; 5:30-6 p.m.

Karate Beginner

Ages: 8/up

Mon., 5/13-7/1; 6-7 p.m.

Wed., 5/15-7/3; 6-7 p.m.

Karate Advanced

Ages: 8/up

Mon., 5/13-7/1; 7-8 p.m.

Wed., 5/15-7/3; 7-8 p.m.

Peewee Tennis Lessons

Ages: 4-7

Mon., Wed., Thu., 6/17-6/27; 8-8:45 a.m.

Mon., Wed., Thu., 6/17-6/27; 4-4:45 p.m.

Beginner Tennis Lessons

Ages: 8-15

Mon., Wed., Thu., 6/17-6/27; 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Intermediate Tennis


Ages: 10-17

Mon., Wed., Thu., 6/17-6/27; 5:45-6:45 p.m.

May the Force Be with You

Ages: 5-10

Sat., 5/4; 10-11 a.m.

Gifts for Mom

Ages: 5-10

Tue., 5/7; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Gifts for Dad

Ages: 5-10

Tue., 6/11; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Garden Sprouts

Ages: 6-10

Wed., 5/22-8/21; 6:30-8 p.m.

Fairy Gardens

Ages: 6-9

Tue., 6/4; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Midsummer’s Eve Fairy


Ages: 6-10

Thu., 6/20; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Summertime Is Here

Ages: 5-10

Tue., 6/25; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Make & Take Biscuits

Ages: 6-10

Tue., 6/25; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Big Art

Ages: 6-9

Thu., 5/2-5/23; 5-5:45 p.m.

Thu., 6/6-6/27; 5-5:45 p.m.

Amazing Art

Ages: 10-13

Thu., 5/2-5/23; 6-6:45 p.m.

Thu., 6/6-6/27; 6-6:45 p.m.

Acting Class with Showcase

Ages: 7-16

Thu., 5/23-6/27; 6-6:50 p.m.

Better Babysitters

Ages: 10-14

Mon., Wed., 6/10-6/12; 10 a.m.-Noon

Modern Dance

Ages: 6-10

Thu., 5/23-6/27; 6:30-7:15 p.m.


Karaoke & Dance Night

Ages: 14+

Fri., 6/14, 6-7:30 p.m.


Tue., 5/7-5/28; 6-7 p.m.

Tue., 6/11-6/25; 6-7 p.m.

Blacksmithing 101: Introduction

Sat., 5/25; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sat., 6/22; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Herbal Dyes on Silk

Thu., 5/30; 6:30-8 p.m.

Hypertufa Water Bowl

Tue., 6/18; 6:30-8 p.m.

Old Fashioned Roses

Sat., 6/8; 10:30 a.m.-Noon

8 Unusual Herbs for Eastern Cuisine

Thu., 5/23; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Salad Bowl Garden

Mon., 5/13; 6:30-8 p.m.

Fresh Herb Bowl Garden

Tue., 5/21; 6:30-8 p.m.

8 Herbs You Can’t Live Without

Wed., 5/15; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Start a Tea Garden

Thu., 6/13; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Karate Beginner

Mon., 5/13-7/1; 6-7 p.m.

Wed., 5/15-7/3; 6-7 p.m.

Karate Advanced

Mon., 5/13-7/1; 7-8 p.m.

Wed., 5/15-7/3; 7-8 p.m.


Summertime Cookout

Mon., 5/24; 1-3 p.m.

Movie Fun: The Bucket List

Fri., 5/31; 1-3 p.m.

Chair Volleyball

Mon., Wed., 5/1-5/29; 1-2 p.m.

Mon., Wed., 6/3-6/26; 1-2 p.m.

Tai Chi

Tue., 5/7-5/28; 10-11 a.m.

Tue., 6/11-6/25; 10-11 a.m.

Senior Exercise

Mon., Wed., 5/1-5/29; 9-10 a.m.

Mon., Wed., 6/3-6/26; 9-10 a.m.

Senior Yoga

Thu., 5/2-5/23; 11 a.m.-Noon

Thu., 5/30-6/27; 11 a.m.-Noon


Thu., 6/13-6/27; 1-3 p.m.


Thu., 5/2-5/30; 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Thu., 6/13-6/27; 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Painting Fun

Thu., 5/16; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Crafts, Creativity & Conversations

Wed., 5/22; 10 a.m.-Noon

Wed., 6/26; 10 a.m.-Noon

Greeting Cards

Thu., 5/23; 10-11:30 a.m. Thu., 6/27; 10-11:30 a.m.


Lunch & Learn:

8 Core Feelings

Fri., 5/31; 11 a.m.-Noon

Lunch & Learn:

Real Estate & Downsizing

Fri., 6/21; 1-2 p.m.

Importance of Foot Health

Tue., 5/7; 1-2 p.m.

Foot Care

Nurse-delivered foot care. Fri., 6/7. Call 614-361-5284 to reserve a time.


Snooty Fox Consignment Shops

Thu., 5/9-5/9; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

Vaud-Villities Variety Show Fri., 5/3; 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Working Rehearsal

Fri., 5/17; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

LaComedia: Plowin’ Thru Thu., 6/13-6/13; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Harding Home, Library, Museum & Memorial

Wed., 5/29; 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunch: House of Japan

Tue., 5/21; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lunch Bunch: Firebirds Wed., 6/26; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Supper Club: Red Lobster Mon., 6/10; 4-8 p.m.

Supper Club: Quaker Steak & Lube Wed., 5/15; 4-8 p.m.

12 The Source " ; < % $ 2 & 8 # H ( ) + = F 9 7 : G B C D E I * , / 0 3 4 5 6 ' J ! Park A Facility þ Northwest þ Southwest þ Northeast þ Southeast õ Grove City Green Space õ Private Green Space õ Public Non-city Green Space õ School Grove City Parks 1 " The Big Splash/Evans 2831 Southwest Blvd. # Blodwen 2352 Blodwen Circle $ Breck Community 3005 Demorest Rd. % Concord Lakes 3606 Lake Mead Dr. & Cread Lawless 3401 Kingston Ave. ' Creekside 2410 Holton Rd. ( Fryer 3899 Orders Rd. ) Gantz 2255 Home Rd. * Henceroth 2075 Mallow Lane + Hennigans Grove 5804 Paul Talbott Circle , Holton Run 5301 Demorest Dr. - Hoover Crossing 2880 Wynridge Dr./ Murfin Trail . Hoover Park 4629 Haughn Rd. / Indian Trails 6190 Buckeye Pkwy. 0 Keller Farms 1904 Michelle Ct. 1 Meadowgrove 5601 Spring Hill Rd. 2 The Park at Beulah 3700 Glacial Lane 3 Pinnacle Area 2430 Holton Rd. 4 Pinnacle Links North 1243 Pinnacle Club Dr. 5 Pinnacle Links South 5014 Callum Way 6 Scioto Meadows 432 Scioto Meadows Blvd. 7 Sesquicentennial 3247 Park St. 8 Skate 3728 Hoover Road 9 Swearingen 2601 Columbus Street : Town Center Park 3359 Park Street ; Walden Bluff Walden Bluff Ct. < Westgrove 3580 Magnolia St. = Windsor 4330 Dudley Ave./ 4408 Broadway/ Dreamfield: 3400 Ventura Blvd. B Century Village 4185 Orders Rd. C Eagle Pavilion 3670 Discovery Dr. D Evans Center 4330 Dudley Ave. E Gantz Farmhouse & Gardens 2255 Home Rd. F George Edge Music Broadway at Park St. G Grant-Sawyer Home 4126 Haughn Road H Grove City Gold Star Families Memorial 3964 Columbus St. I Grove City Visitors Center & Museum 3378 Park St. J Kingston Center 3226 Kingston Ave..

Grove City Parks and Rec. Outdoor Shelter Rentals

Windsor and Gantz parks feature shelters large enough for gatherings available to the public year-round, dawn to dusk, and are open for walk-up usage if not already reserved. Reservations are available for May 1 through Sept. 30.

All other shelters and gazebos are accessible on a first-come basis and are not available for reservation by the public.

The Eagle Pavilion in Fryer Park has separate policies from open shelters including no walk-up usage.

For more information, call 614-277-3050 or visit


Size 1,800 square feet

Picnic Tables 12 (2 ADA)

Rental Times & Fees

9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-9 p.m.: $75 ($125 NR)

Full Day (9 a.m.-9 p.m.): $125 ($200 NR)


Size 850 square feet

Picnic Tables 6

Rental Times & Fees

9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-9 p.m.: $50 ($75 NR)

Full Day (9 a.m.-9 p.m.): $90 ($125 NR)

Parks with Walk-up Shelters

• Blodwen

• Cread Lawless

• Creekside

• Fryer



Picnic Tables

1,500 square feet

13 (2 ADA)

Rental Times & Fees

9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-9 p.m.: $75 ($125 NR)

Full Day (9 a.m.-9 p.m.): $125 ($200 NR)



500 square feet

Picnic Tables 0

Rental Times & Fees

9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-9 p.m.: $50 ($75 NR)

Full Day (9 a.m.-9 p.m.): $90 ($125 NR)

• Indian Trails

• Keller Farms

• Meadowgrove

• The Park at Beulah

• Scioto Meadows

• Swearingen

• Westgrove

• Windsor


9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-9 p.m.: $75 ($125 NR) Full Day (9 a.m.-9 p.m.): $125 ($200 NR)

Outdoor Shelter Reminders

• Reservations are available for May 1-Sept. 30.

• Refunds only granted 30 or more days before reservation date.

• Water fountains/flushing toilets are turned off seasonally to protect pipes (approximately Oct. 1-May 1).

• Restrooms are open to all park users.

• Reservations have priority. Police will assist if walk-up occupants refuse to leave. Call the non-emergency police number at 614-277-1710.

• Shelters are cleaned early each morning. Be prepared in case conditions are affected by others' use, weather or animals.

• Be courteous! Leave shelters in same or better condition.

• Place all refuse in proper containers.

• Prohibited actions include smoking/vaping of tobacco or marijuana, alcohol use/impairment and possession of weapons.

• All park laws apply; see Grove City Code Chapter 903.

Size 1,500
square feet Picnic Tables
(8 ADA) Rental Times & Fees



Credit card only

Drop Box, 3226 Kingston Ave. (Rear)


Check or money order

Payment Methods

• Due to security concerns, payments are not accepted by phone

• Online using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card).

Ages 1-54

Ages 55+

• In person via credit card, cash, money order or check made payable to the City of Grove City.

• Drop box (parking-lot side of the Kingston Center) by check or money order

Fees, Residency Rates & Fair Share Policy

Most activities list two fees with a lower rate for residents. Grove City Parks and Rec. facilities and offerings are funded through property and income taxes; in recognition of this, residents receive a discount.

• A resident is someone whose home address lies within the corporation limits of Grove City or unincorporated Jackson Township.

• Please note: this does not include all of ZIP code 43123; the U.S. Postal Service uses ZIP codes to designate the office that delivers mail to an address.

• Verify your rate level at Search for your address. Eligible addresses feature a parcel ID that starts with 040 or 160.

• The Fair Share Policy extends eligibility for lower rates to non-residents who pay income tax to the City of Grove City. Proof of employment (e.g., current pay stub showing tax payment) must be confirmed annually.


• No further confirmation regarding registration is made unless there is a change to the time or location. Participants are responsible for being present at the time and location listed.

• View your household’s schedule: log in and select the account tab (top left) to view upcoming classes.

Cancellation by Participant

• Registered participants may cancel before the program starts or materials are ordered. Requests must be in writing (hard copy or email).

• For a full refund for team sports, a request must be made before uniforms are ordered. Decisions on refunds are at the discretion of department personnel.

• Refunds are by check mailed to household or reversal of a credit card charge.

Class/Event Cancellation by Department

• Activities are subject to change or cancellation based on participation, instructor availability, weather or building conditions, and public safety concerns. Staff will notify registered participants of changes to classes.

• For day-of updates on events and team sports, call 614-277-3060, monitor social media and visit

The Source

• Every attempt is made to print accurate, complete information. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the publication and the timeline for printing, the guide may include incorrect or incomplete information.

• We apologize for any errors or omissions and encourage you to visit the website and review online offerings for the most up-to-date information.

Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave.

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Credit card, cash, money order, check

Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave.

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Credit card, cash, money order, check

Photos and Videos

The City of Grove City reserves the right to photograph or otherwise record activities, participants, spectators and park visitors. Images may be used in social media, website, catalogs, brochures, magazines, ads or other print or electronic communications or promotions.

Looking for your photo?

Did you see someone taking photos and want to view them?

• Check EQ@GroveCityParks and EQ@GroveCityOhio.

• Browse the Discover Grove City magazine.

• Visit

Equal Opportunity and Special Populations

Grove City Parks and Rec. is committed to serving the whole community regardless of age, sex, race, color, national origin or religion.

Our goal is to include individuals with special needs in existing programs based on need and ability. Individuals or groups serving special populations are welcome to contact the department to make proper arrangements.

The City of Grove City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to programs or activities. An ADA Coordinator is designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Justice regulations implementing Subtitle A of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq.), prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability by public agencies.

Call 614-277-3050 for information.


Parks and Recreation Year in Review: 2023


New/Improved Amenities

Town Center Park

• Completed construction of a concrete amphitheater with a decorative wood overhang.

• Installed additional planters and seating.

• Added green space south of Civic Place.

Henceroth Park

• Installed a new multi-function play structure.

The Park at Beulah

• Opened pickleball complex featuring seven courts.

• Installed infrastructure to support further development.

Fryer Park

• Expanded the Community Garden by 31 plots.

• Added lights to the West Pod, accommodating night usage of softball fields.

• Installed a new large, multifaceted play structure in the Discovery Frontier playground.

Pinnacle Park

• Added a paved roadway and multi-use paths.


• Installed stone monument in Sesquicentennial Park to recognize site of original high schools in Grove City.

New Events & Innovations

• Upgraded to a new registration system, moving to CivicRec starting Jan. 1.

• EcoFest moved to Earth Day and was held in the Town Center Park in coordination with Keep Grove City Beautiful Spring Cleanup.

• The department served as the grand marshal of the Arts in the Alley Parade.

• Offered Adaptive Karaoke, the first non-baseball program specifically for people with challenges.

• Conducted an inaugural pickleball tournament at The Park at Beulah featuring 39 competitors.

• Held a Labor Day weekend celebration featuring a drone show and patriotic concert in The Park at Beulah and the addition of a historical marker for the Mill Street Market.

• Added an adult pickleball ladder league in the fall featuring 25 competitors.

Grants & Awards

• NatureWorks grant: $123,156 for new playground equipment at Henceroth Park.

• Ohio Facilities Construction Commission grant: $200,000 for construction of Town Center Park stage.

• Ohio State Capital grant: $400,000 for Fryer Park playground


• Raised $25,000 for LifeCare Alliance through the Mayor's Cup Golf Outing (May 8) and the Grove City Mayor's Pickleball Open (Aug. 12).


Northeast .............................

Miles of Paved Paths | Total: 40.1
Open Space (Acreage)
518 | Parks: 347 • Open Space: 171
Parks &
Parks 38
Space .....................
79  Open Space ..................... 82 Southwest ............................ 137  Parks ................................... 123  Open Space ..................... 14 Northwest ............................ 134  Parks ................................... 107  Open Space ..................... 27 7+9 7 Basketball | Total: 653  Boys K-1  Boys 2  Boys 3  Boys 4  Boys 5  Boys 6  Boys 7-8  Boys 9-10  Boys 11-12  Girls K-2  Girls 3-4  Girls 5-6  Girls 7-12
Sports Teams | Total: 138  Softball |  Spring/Summer  Fall  Cornhole |  Spring  Summer  Fall  Volleyball Shelter Rentals | Total: 545  Eagle Pavilion  Gantz Large  Gantz Small  Gantz Gazebo  Windsor Large  Windsor Dream Field Preschool & Childcare Programs | Total: 458 P.A.R.K.:  After-school  Before-School  Summer Preschool:  Playzone  RecSchool  PlayTots
5,691  Preschool
 Youth
 Senior
T-ball  Minor 6  Minor 7-8  Minor 9  Minor 10  Major 11-12 
 Big Fall Youth Baseball | Total: 544  T-ball  Minor 6  Minor 7-8  Minor 9  Minor 10  Major 11-12  Junior  Big
202 
3-4  Grades 5-6 
7-8  Grades 9-12
Southeast .............................
433) | Total Participants:
(ages 2-4)
(ages 5-17)
Adult (ages 18+)
Baseball | Total: 722 
Youth Volleyball | Total:

Public Service Department

Public Works Appreciation Week: May 15 to 21

Public works employees are the unsung heroes of any well-maintained municipality.

They do the dirty work in the sewers, pot holes, restrooms and soil and grass that citizens never think about until something goes wrong. These problem solvers are among the first to respond during weather events and emergencies to plow and patch roads, mark and secure safety hazards, and clear fallen trees and debris.

Essential during community events, they prepare venues, set up and tear down, and close and reopen roads quickly.

They mow, paint, clean, plant, prune, weed and pick up trash in all kinds of weather to keep sports fields, playgrounds and parks ready for citizens and visitors.

During Public Works Week, celebrate these individuals who advance the quality of life for everyone and keep Grove City running from behind the scenes. The annual celebration is the third week of May, before Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer season.


Sat., 5/18, 10 a.m.-noon Town Center Park

Celebrate Public Works Appreciation Week with Grove City Public Service!

Meet Public Service representatives and learn about what these incredible professionals do, enjoy activities and climb aboard and experience the equipment used to maintain the city.

Trash Collection

Grove City contracts with Local Waste Services for residential trash collection. First-time users must set up an account with LWS. To find your collection day, visit

Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, is an observed holiday for LWS. Collection is delayed one day that week (normal Friday pickup is on Saturday).

Contact Local Waste Services


Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Grove City Public Service

3262 Ventura Blvd.

Grove City, OH 43123


Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

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