Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department

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Operating as usual

09/20/2021

Closings/Cancellations 9/20:
- CSA Softball at Lincoln is cancelled
- Batting Cages are closed

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You ...
09/20/2021

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.

Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7am and you must be ready by 8:45am.

Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.

Registration ends: September 30, 5pm | 445060–1A

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.

Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7am and you must be ready by 8:45am.

Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.

Registration ends: September 30, 5pm | 445060–1A

NOW HIRING! Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnast...
09/20/2021

NOW HIRING!
Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnastics Center (CGC) Program Manager.

View this job descriptions as well as instructions on how to apply, by visiting: http://JOBS.COLUMBUS.IN.GOV

Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

NOW HIRING!
Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnastics Center (CGC) Program Manager.

View this job descriptions as well as instructions on how to apply, by visiting: http://JOBS.COLUMBUS.IN.GOV

Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You ...
09/20/2021

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.

Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7am and you must be ready by 8:45am.

Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.

Registration ends: September 30, 5pm | 445060–1A
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/mM4t50GasT0

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.

Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7am and you must be ready by 8:45am.

Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.

Registration ends: September 30, 5pm | 445060–1A
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/mM4t50GasT0

Join us at Mill Race Park for Movie in the Park! On September 25 we will be featuring Sonic the Hedgehog!  Get the famil...
09/18/2021

Join us at Mill Race Park for Movie in the Park! On September 25 we will be featuring Sonic the Hedgehog! Get the family together, bring a blanket, snacks and sit back and enjoy! All the fun starts at dusk! This event is free for all ages! Movie starts at dusk!

Upcoming:
October 16: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join us at Mill Race Park for Movie in the Park! On September 25 we will be featuring Sonic the Hedgehog! Get the family together, bring a blanket, snacks and sit back and enjoy! All the fun starts at dusk! This event is free for all ages! Movie starts at dusk!

Upcoming:
October 16: The Nightmare Before Christmas

NOW HIRING! Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnast...
09/18/2021

NOW HIRING!
Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnastics Center (CGC) Program Manager.

View this job descriptions as well as instructions on how to apply, by visiting: http://JOBS.COLUMBUS.IN.GOV

Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

NOW HIRING!
Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnastics Center (CGC) Program Manager.

View this job descriptions as well as instructions on how to apply, by visiting: http://JOBS.COLUMBUS.IN.GOV

Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? On October 30, Mill Race Park will be ov...
09/18/2021

Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? On October 30, Mill Race Park will be overrun with zombies. As survivors, it is your job to secure shelter, find food, train with a weapon, gain access to medical supplies and ultimately create the cure. Starting at 7pm, every 10 minutes, a group of humans will embark on their evening run to different stations to accomplish these essentials of survival and to find the cure. You will receive a map, and you may visit the stations in any order you choose, but the last station you visit must be “the cure”. Sign up for your time slot and prepare yourself for Park of the Living Dead! Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Registration end: October 27, 5pm | $15
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/DVXP50G9fMr

Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? On October 30, Mill Race Park will be overrun with zombies. As survivors, it is your job to secure shelter, find food, train with a weapon, gain access to medical supplies and ultimately create the cure. Starting at 7pm, every 10 minutes, a group of humans will embark on their evening run to different stations to accomplish these essentials of survival and to find the cure. You will receive a map, and you may visit the stations in any order you choose, but the last station you visit must be “the cure”. Sign up for your time slot and prepare yourself for Park of the Living Dead! Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Registration end: October 27, 5pm | $15
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/DVXP50G9fMr

Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? On October 30, Mill Race Park will be ov...
09/18/2021

Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? On October 30, Mill Race Park will be overrun with zombies. As survivors, it is your job to secure shelter, find food, train with a weapon, gain access to medical supplies and ultimately create the cure. Starting at 7pm, every 10 minutes, a group of humans will embark on their evening run to different stations to accomplish these essentials of survival and to find the cure. You will receive a map, and you may visit the stations in any order you choose, but the last station you visit must be “the cure”. Sign up for your time slot and prepare yourself for Park of the Living Dead! Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Registration end: October 27, 5pm | $15
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/RTxe50G9fMW

Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? On October 30, Mill Race Park will be overrun with zombies. As survivors, it is your job to secure shelter, find food, train with a weapon, gain access to medical supplies and ultimately create the cure. Starting at 7pm, every 10 minutes, a group of humans will embark on their evening run to different stations to accomplish these essentials of survival and to find the cure. You will receive a map, and you may visit the stations in any order you choose, but the last station you visit must be “the cure”. Sign up for your time slot and prepare yourself for Park of the Living Dead! Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Registration end: October 27, 5pm | $15
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/RTxe50G9fMW

Congratulations to Victoria Griffin for receiving the inaugural William H. Donner Award. This award honors an individual...
09/17/2021

Congratulations to Victoria Griffin for receiving the inaugural William H. Donner Award.

This award honors an individual that makes a significant contribution to the Columbus Park Foundation through commitment, service, creativity, cooperation, and leadership.

Pictured: Victoria Griffin and Mark Jones

Congratulations to Victoria Griffin for receiving the inaugural William H. Donner Award.

This award honors an individual that makes a significant contribution to the Columbus Park Foundation through commitment, service, creativity, cooperation, and leadership.

Pictured: Victoria Griffin and Mark Jones

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You ...
09/17/2021

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.

Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7am and you must be ready by 8:45am.

Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.

Registration ends: September 30, 5pm | 445060–1A
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/mM4t50GasT0

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.

Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7am and you must be ready by 8:45am.

Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.

Registration ends: September 30, 5pm | 445060–1A
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/mM4t50GasT0

Come try all types of ice skating at Hamilton Community Centers Skating Extravaganza On September 18 from 2-4pm! We offe...
09/17/2021

Come try all types of ice skating at Hamilton Community Centers Skating Extravaganza On September 18 from 2-4pm! We offer figure skating, hockey and speedskating. Join us for an afternoon of free instruction and skate rental.

Come try all types of ice skating at Hamilton Community Centers Skating Extravaganza On September 18 from 2-4pm! We offer figure skating, hockey and speedskating. Join us for an afternoon of free instruction and skate rental.

Join us for Try Hockey for Free on November 6 from 10:45-11:45. This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages...
09/16/2021

Join us for Try Hockey for Free on November 6 from 10:45-11:45. This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. Free equipment is available to use. No experience necessary! Please arrive 30 minutes early if you need to be fitted for equipment.

Join us for Try Hockey for Free on November 6 from 10:45-11:45. This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. Free equipment is available to use. No experience necessary! Please arrive 30 minutes early if you need to be fitted for equipment.

As we celebrate Halloween, at this Family Feast, we are tracing this spooky holiday back to its origins in Ireland. We w...
09/16/2021

As we celebrate Halloween, at this Family Feast, we are tracing this spooky holiday back to its origins in Ireland. We will learn about Irish culture and the history of the ancient people of Ireland, the Celts and the earliest Halloweens. We will explore some exciting uses for cabbage in the kitchen. We will also feature the turnip, the original jack-o-lantern!

All Ages | October 19 | 6:30–7:45pm
Donner Center | $33/ family

Registration: August 5–October 11, 5pm
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/ARu150GaHhk

As we celebrate Halloween, at this Family Feast, we are tracing this spooky holiday back to its origins in Ireland. We will learn about Irish culture and the history of the ancient people of Ireland, the Celts and the earliest Halloweens. We will explore some exciting uses for cabbage in the kitchen. We will also feature the turnip, the original jack-o-lantern!

All Ages | October 19 | 6:30–7:45pm
Donner Center | $33/ family

Registration: August 5–October 11, 5pm
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/ARu150GaHhk

Join us tonight, September 16 at 5:30pm at the Donner Park Shelter for the 2021 Columbus Park Foundation Annual Meeting....
09/16/2021

Join us tonight, September 16 at 5:30pm at the Donner Park Shelter for the 2021 Columbus Park Foundation Annual Meeting.

Between 5:30-6pm there will be a social meet and greet with those in attendance (light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided) followed by a short meeting and presentation beginning at 6pm. This is an opportunity to review recently completed Parks and Recreation projects but also learn about future priorities of the Columbus Park Foundation. The public is encouraged to attend.

The featured guest speaker will be Laurie Booher, Columbus Park Foundation Board Member. Laurie will share her passion about inclusive playgrounds and the importance inclusive playgrounds have on our community.

Join us tonight, September 16 at 5:30pm at the Donner Park Shelter for the 2021 Columbus Park Foundation Annual Meeting.

Between 5:30-6pm there will be a social meet and greet with those in attendance (light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided) followed by a short meeting and presentation beginning at 6pm. This is an opportunity to review recently completed Parks and Recreation projects but also learn about future priorities of the Columbus Park Foundation. The public is encouraged to attend.

The featured guest speaker will be Laurie Booher, Columbus Park Foundation Board Member. Laurie will share her passion about inclusive playgrounds and the importance inclusive playgrounds have on our community.

Join us at the Columbus Gymnastics Center for FAMILY FLIP & DIP!Flip in the Gymnastics Center & then Dip in the FFY Pool...
09/16/2021

Join us at the Columbus Gymnastics Center for FAMILY FLIP & DIP!
Flip in the Gymnastics Center & then Dip in the FFY Pool. Parent participation/supervision required.
6–8pm | $8/person

Upcoming Dates:
October 15
Fall Break October 11 | 12–2pm
October 15
Registration Ends: Friday of at 12pm

Join us at the Columbus Gymnastics Center for FAMILY FLIP & DIP!
Flip in the Gymnastics Center & then Dip in the FFY Pool. Parent participation/supervision required.
6–8pm | $8/person

Upcoming Dates:
October 15
Fall Break October 11 | 12–2pm
October 15
Registration Ends: Friday of at 12pm

NOW HIRING! Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnast...
09/16/2021

NOW HIRING!
Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnastics Center (CGC) Program Manager.

View this job descriptions as well as instructions on how to apply, by visiting: http://JOBS.COLUMBUS.IN.GOV

Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

NOW HIRING!
Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Assistant Recreation / Columbus Gymnastics Center (CGC) Program Manager.

View this job descriptions as well as instructions on how to apply, by visiting: http://JOBS.COLUMBUS.IN.GOV

Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

Join us at Mill Race Park for Movie in the Park! On September 25 we will be featuring Sonic the Hedgehog!  Get the famil...
09/15/2021

Join us at Mill Race Park for Movie in the Park! On September 25 we will be featuring Sonic the Hedgehog! Get the family together, bring a blanket, snacks and sit back and enjoy! All the fun starts at dusk! This event is free for all ages! Movie starts at dusk!

Upcoming:
October 16: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join us at Mill Race Park for Movie in the Park! On September 25 we will be featuring Sonic the Hedgehog! Get the family together, bring a blanket, snacks and sit back and enjoy! All the fun starts at dusk! This event is free for all ages! Movie starts at dusk!

Upcoming:
October 16: The Nightmare Before Christmas

We are always looking for part-time help! Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of...
09/15/2021

We are always looking for part-time help! Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of our 2021 part-time/seasonal job opportunities!

To apply for our part-time or seasonal job openings by visiting: columbusparksandrec.com/about/employment

We are always looking for part-time help! Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of our 2021 part-time/seasonal job opportunities!

To apply for our part-time or seasonal job openings by visiting: columbusparksandrec.com/about/employment

Come try all types of ice skating at Hamilton Community Centers Skating Extravaganza On September 18 from 2-4pm! We offe...
09/15/2021

Come try all types of ice skating at Hamilton Community Centers Skating Extravaganza On September 18 from 2-4pm! We offer figure skating, hockey and speedskating. Join us for an afternoon of free instruction and skate rental.

Come try all types of ice skating at Hamilton Community Centers Skating Extravaganza On September 18 from 2-4pm! We offer figure skating, hockey and speedskating. Join us for an afternoon of free instruction and skate rental.

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You ...
09/15/2021

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.

Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7am and you must be ready by 8:45am.

Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.

Registration ends: September 30, 5pm | 445060–1A
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/mM4t50GasT0

Join us at Mill Race Park on October 2 from 9am–2pm. Booth spots cost $21/space.

Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7am and you must be ready by 8:45am.

Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.

Registration ends: September 30, 5pm | 445060–1A
Register by visiting: http://ow.ly/mM4t50GasT0

Are you ready for an evening of fun fall festivities in the park? Join Columbus Parks and Recreation at Donner Park for ...
09/15/2021

Are you ready for an evening of fun fall festivities in the park? Join Columbus Parks and Recreation at Donner Park for a family fun and take a trip down the Donner Trick-Or-Treat Trail on October 23 from 4-7pm!
Think your costume is the best? Stick around for our annual costume contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Register at the Parks and Rec Booth! Registration ends 10 minutes before judging starts.

Ages 0–5 Judging begins at 5pm
6–12 Judging begins at 5:30pm
12+ (adults welcome) Judging begins at 6pm

Dress up your furry friend and join us for the costume contest! There will be prizes for the top 3 furry friends who look the best strutting their stuff during the pet parade.
4:00 registration | 4:30 pet parade begins

Event Page: https://fb.me/e/ZtislqDx

Are you ready for an evening of fun fall festivities in the park? Join Columbus Parks and Recreation at Donner Park for a family fun and take a trip down the Donner Trick-Or-Treat Trail on October 23 from 4-7pm!
Think your costume is the best? Stick around for our annual costume contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Register at the Parks and Rec Booth! Registration ends 10 minutes before judging starts.

Ages 0–5 Judging begins at 5pm
6–12 Judging begins at 5:30pm
12+ (adults welcome) Judging begins at 6pm

Dress up your furry friend and join us for the costume contest! There will be prizes for the top 3 furry friends who look the best strutting their stuff during the pet parade.
4:00 registration | 4:30 pet parade begins

Event Page: https://fb.me/e/ZtislqDx

Address

739 22nd St
Columbus, IN
47201

ColumBUS stop at corner of 22nd and Chestnut Street.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(812) 376-2680

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How do we access the story time from today?
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Does anyone know of a smaller local band. We are looking for a band to play a couple of hours at our 2nd Annual Spring Craft show at Bartholomew Fairgrounds April 24th. Anytime between 12-3pm
My husband and I bought one of the Date Boxes that you guys put together for Valentine’s Day. We had so much fun with it and felt like it was really well thought out! Thank you for creating it. 🙂
What trick or treat events are going on for Halloween? Churches, stores or parks?
Sign-ups have been extended one week!!! Our fall Broomball league will now start up on September 21st! Select the link and sign-up today! Sign-up a friend as well! 2 games per night for only a one-time $25 player fee!
I am looking for a youth basketball program for my almost 9 year old daughter here in Columbus Indiana. Does the parks department have one of those? Can you point me in the right direction please?
BROOMBALL is back! To sign up for the 7-week Summer league, complete this form. Starts Tuesday, June 23rd.
Can you guys put the rims back up on the basketball goals in the parks? Thanks
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