A community that gathers and supports each other is strong. We offer many ways to connect with and support your friends and neighbors. Celebrate what makes Columbus great at our community events and festivals. Share your time and talents through our volunteer program. Give back to your community by supporting the CRP Foundation. Host an event for loved ones at one of our rental facilities.


Strengthening Our Community


The mission of the APPS program is to reduce crime and violence by increasing protective factors in the lives of Columbus youth and young adults (ages 14-23) through proven prevention and intervention strategies.

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Center Without Walls

This is an innovative outreach program created to provide access to Columbus Recreation and Parks Department programs and services for youth who live in areas without a community center or where there is no safe walking route to the nearest location.

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Education and Leadership 

Columbus Recreation and Parks offers two programs that focus on educational and leadership development. Capital Kids is designed to bolster kids’ academic achievement, and City Leaders is designed to develop the future leaders of Columbus.

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Connect with US

Learn about Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and how to get involved through volunteering with us, supporting the CRP Foundation, sharing your comments or concerns or even browsing through our current job openings.

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Celebrate with US

No matter the occasion, celebrate with us while enjoying one of the beautiful parks that our great City has to offer. Whether you are hosting a baby shower, retirement party, wedding, business meeting, or anything in between, we have the facility for you.

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