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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Capital Kids

This program is designed to provide participants with a safe place to learn and play once the school day is over. By incorporating a trained staff with state-of-the-art technology, high expectations and performance standards, the program was also designed to help improve student’s academic achievement.

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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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City Leaders

This program was established to develop the city leaders of tomorrow by providing an orientation of the city of Columbus through hands-on learning opportunities, meetings and mentoring by current city leadership.

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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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