Do I have to be a resident of Columbus to participate in programs?
No! There is no residency requirement to participate. Everyone is welcome.
How do I get more informaton about programs and services offered through the Columbus Rereation and Parks Department?
Call 614-645-3300 (select option 3).
You can also find helpful information about Community Centers, Department Programs and Online Registration online.
I need to have a tree removed/a tree
has fallen in my neighborhood. Who do I contact?
Contact the City 311 Service Center at 614-645-3111
or visit 311.columbus.gov.
How do I rent one of your facilities or outdoor
spaces for my special celebration (wedding, birthday, baby shower, block party,
Due to the current public health emergency, no
new reservations are being accepted for events through Dec. 31, 2020. We are
accepting reservations for 2021. To make a reservation or if you have questions,
our rentals website or call 614-645-3337.
note: Reservations are accepted up to one year
(365 days) in advance; if you’re trying to reserve a date that’s more than one
year out, that date won’t show as available. Please check back within a year of
your event date. We don’t offer reservations at Hayden Falls Park because it is
a nature preserve and a small public park.
My event/class/camp was canceled. How
do I find out the status of my refund?
For details about cancelations and refunds related to COVID-19, visit ColumbusRecParks.gov/COVID19.
Where can I find out information about
my local park?
Please visit our Parks page for information about parks; this Walking Path Information has information about the distance of
local walking paths.
For questions about metro parks, call
614-891-0700 or visit the Metro Parks’ website.
What are park hours? Can I park overnight?
Our park hours are 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. and we do not allow overnight parking.
I lost an item at one of your parks.
Please email an item description, park name and approximate location as well as date the item was lost. We will work with our Park Maintenance team to find your item.
How can I sign my child up for a
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department youth sports league?
Call 614-645-3334, or view our youth
sports league options via Activenet, our online registration portal.
Who can I call to find out if
my softball game or other sports activity has been rained out?
Please call 614-645-RAIN (7246). Game-day
cancelations can also be found at CRPDSports.org.
Where can I play pickleball in
View the Pickleball Resource Guide for information
about 118 pickleball courts (60 indoors and 58 outdoors) at 35 locations
throughout the city.
Who do I talk to about cleanup at one of your
Email Columbus Public
Utilities, Watershed Management Division. Many
answers can be found on their Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs) page.
fish in the ponds at Columbus Recreation and Parks’ parks? Do I need an Ohio
Yes, you may
fish in the ponds at Columbus Recreation and Parks Department parks. All
individuals over the age of 16 must have an Ohio fishing license. Learn
more about getting an Ohio fishing license and Ohio’s fishing regulations.
are there no basketball rims up in the parks? When can we start playing
for contact sports such as basketball released by Gov. Mike DeWine in August
have specific safety guidelines organizations are required to follow. It isn’t
feasible for the department to implement these guidelines at outdoor basketball
courts. We continue to monitor the State’s guidelines and will reopen outdoor
basketball courts as quickly as possible. We have used this time to perform
maintenance on many hoops so they will be in good working condition when they
are reinstalled. Our team is working as quickly as possible to reinstall the hoops.