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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 Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success.The mission of the APPS program is to enrich the lives of Columbus youth and young adults.  - learn more

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Aquatics Peruse the aquatic centers we operate, this includes the Columbus Aquatic Center, seven outdoor pools and three spraygrounds. - learn more

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Arts We are proud to host a variety of art programs. Specifically, programs within the Cultural Arts Center, our community centers, and 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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CERP Columbus Ecological Restoration Program. CERP's mission is to restore native ecosystems through partnership, education and volunteerism. - learn more

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City Leaders The mission of the City Leaders program is to develop the city 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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Discover Boating Our department is proud to host a summertime watercraft instruction camp that teaches basic sailing and canoeing skills at the O'Shaughnessy Reservoir. - learn more

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Educational Gardens In partnership with Local Matters, this program aims to introduce educational gardens and classes to our communities throughout the city. - learn more

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Fitness Your Recreation and Parks Department is proud to maintain an array fitness centers which host a plethora of fitness programs throughout Columbus. - learn more

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Geocaching Geocaching has become a new recreational activity throughout Central Ohio. It’s an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. - learn more

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Leisure Cards CRPD 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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Free Meals Program Our department offers both an After School Food Program, as well as a Summer Food Program. Both of which provide FREE meals to those who qualify.  - learn more

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

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P.L.A.Y. P.L.A.Y. 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 operates two fully functional senior centers. - learn more

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Sports Learn more about the athletic programs our department has to offer. Softball, basketball, flag football and volleyball as examples. - learn more

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Summer Camps Searching for a Summer camp adventure for your child? Read more about our upcoming camps through our Guide to Summer Fun brochure. - learn more

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Therapeutic Recreation Therapeutic Recreation sponsors recreational activities that are modified to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.  - learn more