P.L.A.Y. (Private Leisure Assistance for Youth) applications are available HERE, or at Columbus Recreation and Parks Community Centers. (Proof of Eligibility must be submitted with your application.)
P.L.A.Y. grants are available to financially-challenged families with children 18 years and younger who want to participate in any fee-based program (excluding sports leagues) offered through Columbus Recreation and Parks. If eligibility requirements are met, P.L.A.Y. will assist with a portion of the cost of the program.
P.L.A.Y. will fund one class per session for each eligible participant up to a maximum of $20.00. The applicant will be responsible for any fees above and beyond this amount and will need to be paid at the class site. This level of support is subject to change on an annual basis.
P.L.A.Y. For Summer Camps
P.L.A.Y. will fund one week of Summer Camp for each eligible participant up to a maximum amount of $90.00. The applicant will be responsible for any fees above and beyond this amount and will need to be paid when registering. This level of support is subject to change in the future.
P.L.A.Y. Summer Camp applications are available HERE or at any Columbus Recreation and Parks Community Centers.
(Proof of Eligibility must be submitted with your application.)
All regular recreation classes held during the Summer Session will be subjected to the $20.00 limitations, and this level of support may change in the future.
An approved P.L.A.Y. application does not guarantee registration in a program. Applicants must still go through the site's specific registration process. Copies of the applications and proof of eligibility must be sent with the application.
Proof of Eligibility
Applicants only need to meet one of the three methods to qualify. The completed P.L.A.Y. application and proof of eligibility should be submitted when registering for a class.
- a copy of current Medicaid / Care Source Card/ Molina Card
- a copy of current EPPICard
- a copy of the most recent federal income tax return scale based on HUD Section 8 Guidelines* (Chart Below)
*Gross adjusted Income must be less than, or equal to the amounts below to certify eligibility. The Gross Adjusted Income must be shown on the most recent Federal Income Tax Return.
|Dependents Claimed and Gross Adjusted Income
|1 - $27,300
|2 - $31,200
|3 - $35,100
|4 - $39,000
|5 - $42,150
|6 - $45,250
|7 - $48,400
|8 - $51,500
The above Section 8 Guidelines (Housing and Urban Development) are effective as of April 24, 2019.
P.L.A.Y. does not pay for CRPD Fitness Camp. Any additional fee balances beyond the specified maximum amount will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For further information/questions regarding P.L.A.Y. visit your closest Columbus Recreation and Parks Community Center or email ColumbusRecParks@columbus.gov
Because all kids deserve a chance to PLAY!
Brian S. Casey Memorial Jr. Golf Membership
Columbus youth, 18 years old and younger, may annually apply for the
Brian S. Casey Memorial Jr. Golf Membership. Applicants must still be enrolled in
school and recipients of the membership will be given the opportunity to play (unlimited
weekday golf and weekends 50% off) for one year at any of CRPD’s six municipal golf
To apply, interested youth
can submit the application found here and one
letter of support from a coach, parent, guardian and/or community center
manager to CRPD. Applications
must be sent or dropped off to The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department,
1111 E. Broad St., Suite 203 C, Columbus, Ohio 43215, attn.: Jenny Horn and postmarked by
Saturday, March 30, 2019.