Parks & Recreation

The Grandview Heights Parks and Recreation Department connects people of all ages for special events, programs, enrichment and fitness. The Recreation Department Program Coordinators provide professionally designed and supervised programs in a family-friendly and affordable environment. The Parks and Recreation Department offers more than 350 programs and special events annually to the community. Activities are offered in preschool, youth, adult and 55+. Programs for all ages offer new opportunities to know your neighbors and your community while having a great time!

Overview & Responsibilities

The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department:

  • Provides recreation, educational and fitness programs for all ages
  • Maintains approximately 45 acres of park lands and green spaces
  • Organizes and/or supports community special events

The Parks and Recreation Department also:

  • Cares for the City's street and park trees
    • Please click here for dog restrictions in City parks
  • Operates the Municipal Pool
  • Rents the two shelter houses to citizens and organizations
  • Maintains the seasonal skate park
  • Oversees the Wallace Gardens community garden plots
  • Maintains all recreation facilities
  • Offers youth and adult programs

Parks & Programs

  • Parks - Rent a shelter house or view park improvement plans.
  • Programs - View sporting opportunities for youth and adults.
  • Volunteers- If you would like to volunteer for an event, please fill our volunteer form.
  • Sponsors: If you would like to sponsor the parks and recreation events check out our opportunities.

Wallace Garden Plot

The gardens at the southwest corner of Grandview Avenue and Goodale Boulevard offer residents of Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff a place to bend and dig just as they did when Victory Gardens were a parotic war effort, not just a hobby. Many Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff residents currently stake claim to quarter plots, half plots, and full plots in the approximately 65,000 sq. ft. expanse of City-owned property called the Wallace Gardens. Wallace Gardens sits on land that was donated to the City by photographer, Columbus Bicycle Co. owner and real estate developer George Urlin in the 1930s. Mr. Urlin purchased the land now called "Wallace Gardens" and also coined the term "Grand view" for a view from his mansion on Goodale Boulevard where the Summit Chase Condos now stands according to the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society.

To read Garden Plot Rules click here.

Request a Garden Plot Here

Volunteer for Grandview Heights! Click here to fill out an application on availability for upcoming events.