Departments

Parks & Recreation

200 South Hamilton, Gahanna, OH 43230 | (614) 342-4250 | Fax (614) 342-4351            
Hours of Operation: MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 About Gahanna Parks & Recreation

The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation offers outstanding recreation, environmental and park assets to our community through a variety of programs and services that enhance Gahanna's quality of life, economic value and environmental protection. 

2015 Year in Review
2016 Year in Review 
Experiences & Amenities Update

Vision
To enhance and preserve parks and recreation services, lands, and facilities through high standards and innovation that positions Gahanna as a leading community and a great place to live, work and play.

Mission
To conserve the natural environment through parks and open space as well as provide balanced, sustainable and accessible recreation opportunities and facilities.

2006 Master Plan & 2015 Master Plan Update
In June 2006, the City of Gahanna adopted the Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master Plan, to guide the decision-making process related to programs, policies, operations, maintenance and capital improvements over the next 10 years. 

In February 2015, the Master Plan Update was presented to Gahanna residents. The master plan was built around a series of technical assessment processes to measure the parks & recreation system, as well as the operational management of policies, procedures, parks, facilities, programs and services against best-practices in the state and region.

2006 Master Plan is available here
2015 Master Plan Update is available here.
View 2015 Master Plan Presentation here


Click here to view the initial survey results summary as part of the  Updated Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The survey was completed in March and April 2013. Two thousand surveys were mailed to a random sample of households in the City of Gahanna. Seven hundred and forty-five (745) were returned, a 37% sampling.



Gahanna Parks & Recreation News
Help Us Maintain a Pollinator Habitat in Gahanna!
6/14/2017

Help Us Maintain a Pollinator Habitat in Gahanna!

This past spring Mayor Tom Kneeland signed a proclamation making Gahanna a Pollinator Community. This initiative is important because pollinators are threatened with a loss of habitat and food sources. A pollinator is any animal that visits...

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It’s Mosquito Season
4/17/2017

It’s Mosquito Season

The City of Gahanna has contracted with Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) for mosquito control.  Call the FCPH Mosquito Bite Line at 614-525-BITE (2483) to submit a request for service or to report mosquito problems or concerns.  The...

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Tips for Navigating Roundabouts
12/14/2016

Tips for Navigating Roundabouts

Now that both roundabouts are functioning, the City wants to remind drivers to practice safe navigation while entering the roundabouts.  For helpful tips, click the link above.

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MOPRC ERH Program Provides Commuters a Free Ride Home
7/27/2016

MOPRC ERH Program Provides Commuters a Free Ride Home

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) new Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program is offering commuters who experience an emergency at work a free ride home.  The program is designed to reduce transportation and cost barriers to...

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Gahanna Parks
Explore our over 750 acres of parkland and reserves! More information »

Gahanna Facilities
The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation maintains a number of facilities for recreation, fitness and family activities. Learn More »

Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation
The Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to improve "the quality of Gahanna parks and recreation service for a healthier community." Click here to visit the Foundation's website. This will take you away from the City of Gahanna website.