Columbus Recreation and Parks believes a community that gathers and supports each other is strong. We offer many ways to connect with and support your friends and neighbors.

Celebrate With US

Host Your Own Event

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.

Explore our rental venues and permits for your next family, sporting or community event.

Strengthening Our Community


The APPS Job Readiness Program (AJRP) is a year around comprehensive workforce development program that provides practical work experience, training and career pathways with the City of Columbus and the business community.

Explore AJRP and learn more.

Center Without Walls

This is an innovative outreach program created to provide access to 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.

Find a Center Without Walls location near you!

Education and Leadership

We offer 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.

Learn more about these programs.

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) plans, funds and delivers services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their homes.

Explore the services offered by COAAA.


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.

Explore ways to Connect With US.