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Find a Program Welcome to the Columbus Recreation and Parks "Find a Program" page. We've listed some of our more popular programs below, so please feel free to browse through these wonderful programs we offer!

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APPS Our APPS program is designed to help reduce neighborhood crime and violence through proven prevention and intervention strategies.  - learn more

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Aquatics Columbus Recreation and Parks Department operates eight outdoor pools, our indoor Columbus Aquatic Center, six splash pads and interactive fountain. -learn more

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Arts We are proud to host a variety of art programs for all ages. Join us at our Cultural Arts Center, one of our 29 Community Centers, or our Golden Hobby Shop. - learn more

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Capital Kids Capital Kids program, held at four of our local community centers, aims to provide students a safe place to learn and play when school is out.  - learn more

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City Leaders The mission of the City Leaders program is to develop the leaders of tomorrow by providing educational hands-on learning and mentoring. - learn more

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CoGo Bike Share This is the innovative transportation program providing ideal short distance, point-to-point bikes for moving around our great city of Columbus. - learn more

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Educational Gardens In partnership with Local Matters, this program educates youth on how to plant and harvest vegetables as well as the importance of healthy eating.  - learn more

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Fitness We have 18 designated "Get Active" centers with specialized workout facilities, cardio equipment, weigt machines and hundres of fitness classes. - learn more

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Leisure Cards We use a photo ID card system, kown as Leisure Cards, to safely identify participants during admission to our swimming pools and community recreation centers. For $1, grab your leisure card now! - learn more

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Free Meals Program Our department offers both an After School Food Program, as well as a Summer Food Program known as Go, Lunch! Enjoy free meals and a space to meet new friends. - learn more

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Outdoor Recreation The Outdoor Recreation program was established to instill appreciation for the outdoors through learning while fostering environmental stewardship. - learn more

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PLAY PLAY grants are available to financially challenged families who want to participate in any fee-based program offered through the our department. - learn more

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Seniors (50+) Our department offers a plethora of senior programs and events throughout the year. Additionally we operate two fully functional senior centers. - learn more

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Summer Camps Youth need opportunities for fun, engaging enrichment experiences each summer. Those ages 6-14 can be healthy, active, make new friends and create lifelong memories at a Columbus Recreation and Parks Department day camps. There are a variety of camps to meet many interests, including arts, fitness, sports, science/STEM, outdoor exploration and adaptive recreation. -Learn more.

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Sports Want to get active? We manage a variety of sports programs for all ages! Come play your favorite sport with us today. - learn more

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Therapeutic Recreation Our Therapeutic Recreation program offers recreational activities that are modified to meet the needs of individuals with special needs/disabilities. - learn more