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Jazz & Rib Fest Returns to Downtown Riverfront After Two Year Hiatus (Columbus, Ohio) – After two summers impacted by the pandemic, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is excited to present the 41st annual Jazz & Rib Fest from Friday, July 22, to Sunday, July 24, on the Downtown Riverfront. - learn more

City of Columbus Begins Using New Online Platform to Automate Permitting Process for Events and Festivals COLUMBUS – The City of Columbus has started to use a new platform to make it easier for organizations and residents to apply for permits to host festivals, races, marine events, block parties and film within Columbus. - learn more

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Hosts Its First Hiring Fair COLUMBUS - Columbus Recreation and Parks Department believes its workforce should be reflective of the community it serves and is bringing the hiring process to the people. Candidates interested in summer seasonal positions, part-time work or internships with Columbus Recreation and Parks are invited to Dodge Community Center on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - learn more

Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces April 2022 Events COLUMBUS – The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) has announced its April calendar of events. - learn more

Columbus Recreation and Parks Community Centers to Help Residents Keep Warm COLUMBUS – With bitterly cold temperatures forecasted, Columbus Recreation and Parks will open warming centers at five community centers to give residents a place to keep warm during this Friday’s cold temperatures: the Barnett, Dodge, Linden, Marion Franklin and Thompson community centers will be open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. Contact information for the centers is available online. - learn more

Columbus Recreation and Parks Receives Top Honors for the Linden Community Center Project Representatives from Columbus Recreation and Parks Department accepted a first place Award of Excellence from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) for the Linden Community Center at the association’s annual conference. The department received the first place award in the Capital Projects: $2.5 million and up category. OPRA’s annual awards program recognizes organizations throughout Ohio that embody the vision, dedication and demonstration of excellence in parks and recreation. - learn more

Honoring the Legacy of Kathy Espy Today we mourn a great City leader whose many, many contributions include service to Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, Kathy Espy. - learn more

Columbus Cultural Arts Center February 2022 Events COLUMBUS – The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) has announced its February 2022 calendar of events. - learn more

Reese Begins Tenure as First Woman Leader of Columbus Recreation and Parks Bernita A. Reese today began her tenure as the first woman leader of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. She joins the department from Huntsville, Alabama Parks & Recreation Department, where she served as the director. - learn more

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department announces the return of WinterFest to Bicentennial Park on Dec. 4 For Immediate Release Sarah Irvin Clark, 614-296-4057 2021-11-04 Columbus Recreation and Parks Department announces the return of WinterFest to Bicentennial Park on Dec. 4 COLUMBUS - After taking a hiatus last year as a result of the pandemic, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is bringing back - learn more

Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces November Events For Immediate Release 2021-10-20 Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces November Events COLUMBUS – The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) has announced its November calendar of events. Exhibitions Out of Tunes Nov. 19 - Dec. 31; Main Gallery In this exhibition, artist Brian Rieg - learn more

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Hosts Kids Run For Immediate Release 2021-10-18 Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Hosts Kids Run COLUMBUS –  Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is excited to announce the annual Kids Run. In partnership with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Highlights for Children, this event - learn more

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Hosts Senior Wellness Jamboree For Immediate Release 2021-09-27 Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Hosts Senior Wellness Jamboree COLUMBUS –  Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is excited to announce its annual Senior Wellness Jamboree. In Partnership with Franklin County Office on Aging, this event is FREE for all resident - learn more

Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces October Events For Immediate Release 2021-09-15 Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces October Events COLUMBUS –  The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) has announced its October 2021 events. Exhibitions Art and Jazz Oct. 8-Nov. 1; Main Gallery Visual artist Karin Dahl and composers Chris Berg, B - learn more

Columbus Recreation and Parks Announces the Return of Jack Attack Boccia Tournament For Immediate Release 2021-08-24 Columbus Recreation and Parks Announces the Return of Jack Attack Boccia Tournament COLUMBUS – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is excited to announce the return of Jack Attack, the department’s annual Boccia tournament for adaptive athletes. Boccia is a game of - learn more

Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces September Events For Immediate Release 2021-08-23 Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces September Events COLUMBUS – The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) has announced its Sept. 2021 calendar of events. Exhibitions: Interwoven Aug. 27-Oct. 2, Main Gallery  Artist Elaine Fleck presents a selection of - learn more

Community Giveaway Helps Families in Need For Immediate Release 2021-08-18 Community Giveaway Helps Families in Need COLUMBUS – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will host a community giveaway this weekend. This drive-thru event will provide free food, book bags, shoes and toiletries to residents. The event is open to all community mem - learn more

Event Gives Youth of All Abilities the Opportunity to Try Wheelchair Basketball, Learn About Adaptive Sports For Immediate Release 2021-08-17 Event Gives Youth of All Abilities the Opportunity to Try Wheelchair Basketball, Learn About Adaptive Sports COLUMBUS – A “Try It” event is designed to help youth of all abilities learn about wheelchair basketball, and the opportunity to participate in sports regardless - learn more

Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces August Events For Immediate Release 2021-07-23 Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces August Events COLUMBUS  – The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) has announced its August 2021 calendar of events. Exhibitions: Works by Sharone Putter and Philip Sorenson July 16-Aug. 21, Main Gallery  This dual exhibi - learn more

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Celebrates National Park and Recreation Month, 111 Years of Operation For Immediate Release 2021-07-15 Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Celebrates National Park and Recreation Month, 111 Years of Operation COLUMBUS –July is National Park and Recreation Month. This annual event, hosted by the  National Recreation and Park Association , celebrates the positive impa - learn more

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