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History

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.

Click through the years below:

1834-1909

1910-1929

1930-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1994

We have grown from 6 to nearly 400 parks on 13,681 acres, have established 29 community centers, 6 golf courses, 230 miles of regional trails, and programs for residents from toddlers to seniors.