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School's Out Programs Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and all of the departments within the City of Columbus want you and your family to have a happy, healthy and safe time whenever school is out. In order to help, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will host a variety of programs and events during Spring Break with safety as its top priority. There are also many opportunities for activities that are being offered by organizations throughout Central Ohio. Below are just some of the programs and events offered during Spring Break.

Community Center Activites

Spend the afternoon with any of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s Community Center Spring Break Activities! Contact or visit one of your 29 community centers for information about activities and fun during Spring Break.  
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Columbus Area Activites
There is so much to do and see in Columbus! Many local organizations and museums have activities and discounts available during Spring Break.

 Cols City Schools Logo

Columbus City Schools will host a movie matinee at the Linden McKinley STEM Academy on Thursday, April 20, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
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 Boys and Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus will offer fun and enriching programs to kids ages 6-18 throughout Spring Break. Members will receive lunch each day and have access to sports programs, creative projects, service opportunities, and field trips. To learn more, visit:

 CMOA Logo

The Columbus Museum of Art has Free and Free with Admission programs that nurture creativity at

 Columbus Metropolitan Library Logo

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s 23 locations offer books, programs and services to help families make the most of their Spring Break. Visit for more information and search our Events page for programs that educate and entertain. 

 COSI Logo

Explore, discover and play during at COSI during Spring Break featuring the special exhibition Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes where you can solve more than 100 quirky puzzles, brainteasers and interactive mazes. Special offer for Columbus City School students and families - 50% off a youth ticket with paid adult ticket (Valid April 17-23). Click here to learn more.

 Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden Logo

Celebrate Spring Break with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden!  Discover fairy gardens, see hundreds of butterflies, join in on fun activities and so much more. For details, visit

 Ohio History Center Logo

Celebrate Spring Break at the Ohio History Center museum with extended spring break hours, special programming and a BOGO coupon! From April 8-23, the Ohio History Connection has planned a special theme for each weekday: solve a mystery one day and go on a natural history scavenger hunt the next day. To donlaord your coupon and for more information visit

 Keep Columbus Beautiful Logo

Keep Columbus Beautiful is a volunteer-driven City of Columbus Community Improvement Program focused on recycling, litter abatement, beautification and other grassroots environmental issues in our neighborhoods.  High School Students attending Columbus City Schools can utilize time during spring break to earn their required service credit hours by picking up litter in their neighborhood through a local civic association. Contact us t 614-645-2421 or our website at for more information. 

 LRNG Logo

From robotics to rap to real world internships, LRNG Columbus offers a diverse mix of programs to help kids and teens develop creative and intellectual skills and begin to see how they can apply their talents in the real world.” Click here for more information and search ‘Columbus’. 

 YMCA Logo

Need some activities for your child to get into during Spring break? Send them to the YMCA’s School’s Out program. Their break will be full with fin filled activities, like arts & crafts, swimming, outdoor play, meal time and more. To learn more, click here.  

 Zoo Logo

Visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium during Spring Break and receive $3 off admission. This special offer runs until 4/24/17. TO learn more, visit  



APPS Program

Spring Break 2017 APPS

Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success (APPS)
programming is focused in the 43207, 43203, 43223, and 43211 zones. Center based programming is year-round at four community centers (listed below) from Thursday through Saturday nights. During Spring Break, programming will run Tuesday through Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Each community center offers educational, arts, and recreation activities for its youth and young adult participants. The Neighborhood Violence Intervention team also works in these targeted zones, to help build relationships and mediate violent encounters.

Beatty Community Center 
Douglas Community Center 
Glenwood Community Center
Linden Community Center

APPS Spring Break 2017 Main Calendar
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APPS Spring Break 17 Basketball
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APPS Spring Break 17 Soccer
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