Columbus Parks & Rec newsletter

Staff Reports

Get Moving in 2019

With the New Year comes resolutions to get fit and to get active, but two of the biggest obstacles to success are the costs and inconvenience associated with getting in shape. Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers solutions for both of these challenges with the most affordable annual fitness membership that Columbus has to offer.

The annual Get Active Fitness Membership offers weight training facilities and cardio equipment at 18 locations throughout the city. The annual rate for residents 18-49 is $60. For adults 50 and older the annual rate is $40. Youth ages 14-17 are free with a paid adult.

Panera Round Up

Stop by your local Panera Bread during the month of January and round up your order total to support the Columbus Recreation and Parks Foundation. The Columbus Recreation and Parks Foundation supports Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and helps ensure access to parks and green spaces, to programming that moves bodies and engages minds, to nutrition programs that support healthy eating and to initiatives that provide life skills and job training.

DP art showcase

Driving Park Community Center invites artists living or working in the Driving Park area to showcase their work in the second annual Driving Park Art Showcase.

Deadline for entries: March 1

Show: March 14-16.


2D work only (paintings, drawings, photos, etc.) No sculptures

Maximum size: 4 ft. by 5 ft.

Artists must be 18 and over and live or work in the Driving Park Community

Contact Kendra Zarbaugh at or (614) 645-3228 to schedule a time to drop off your artwork.

New Department Guide

The new Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Guide is a print and digital publication about our program offerings and activities throughout the department.

The guide will offer an overview of the department, including everything from basic information to in-depth human interest stories. Learn more.

CAC Call for Art

Deadline for entries: Feb. 13

This Spring, the Cultural Arts Center will host a major exhibition exploring the role of art in recovery. Artists residing or working in Ohio are encouraged to submit artworks for consideration.

Staff Reports