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About Us On July 15th, 1910 the City Recreation Department was established to enrich Columbus by finding ways to make streets, alleys, boulevards, parks and public grounds more beautiful. On January 2nd, 1972 the City Recreation Department merged with the Division of Forestry and Parks to become the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. We have grown from 6 to 230+ parks on 12,000+ acres, have established 30 community centers, 6 golf courses, 120 miles of trails, and have a range of programs for toddlers to seniors. Department Classification Summary

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Commission The Commission, appointed and organized under the Charter of the City of Columbus, empowered to equip, operate, direct and maintain all the existing recreational and park facilities. - learn more

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Administration Learn more about the Columbus Recreation and Parks director Tony Collins and his background prior to joining the department. Additionally learn how you can contact him. - learn more

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Contact Information The Columbus Recreation and Parks would enjoy taking your phone call! If you are not sure which section phone number you need, the "learn more" link below is a good place to start. - learn more

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Departmental Master Plan This plan was designed as a tool to guide future decisions and actions by the City of Columbus and our department. With the help of the community, we began gathering input in 2013 for this Master Plan version.  - learn more

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Frequently Asked Questions Do you have questions about our department that you need answered? Perhaps your questions has been asked in the past. Click the "learn more" link to find possible answers to these questions.  - learn more

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Leisure Cards The Columbus Recreation and Parks Leisure Card program. For a low cost, community members can obtain a Leisure Card in order to gain entrance into department pools and such. - learn more

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Our History Are you interested in seeing how your Columbus Recreation and Parks Department came to be? See an exciting timeline of events, and view many photos from the past. - learn more