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Columbus Recreation and Parks Department continues to focus on serving residents during the pandemic. With the recent surge in cases in Columbus, the department is shifting its focus to ensure residents’ essential needs are met while promoting social distancing to slow community spread.

For the next month, Columbus Recreation and Parks will focus on essential services including:

  • Ensuring residents have access to fresh produce via free mobile produce markets. The produce markets will continue through Dec. 18. Visit or visit the department’s social media channels for a current schedule.
  • Supporting connectivity during the holiday season via mobile Thanksgiving meals. With the support of the American Electric Power Foundation, Boar’s Head and Mid-Ohio Food Collective, the department is distributing 3,000 hot Thanksgiving meals at community centers with the highest need.
  • Enhancing core educational services at community centers, including Active Learning Sites and Capital Kids programming. All participants must register in advance; for more information, visit

While community center access is limited to registered participants and staff, center staff are available during center hours to help residents connect with needed support. Residents who need referrals to essential social services are encouraged to call their local community center.

Parks and trails continue to serve as a safe and accessible way for residents to get outdoors. Although the weather is getting chilly, it is important residents follow all safety protocols – practice social distancing, clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer and stay home if you’re not feeling well.

To allow for this focus, certain non-essential programming and facilities will be temporarily unavailable, including some recreational activities, sports leagues and fitness rooms, as well as the Columbus Aquatics Center and the Cultural Arts Center.

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Forestry/Parks/Building Maintenance
Call 311 or 614-645-3111 


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