Parks & Activities

Rotary Pond at Fryer Park

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Tadlock and Visit Grove City


Metro Parks (
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, Ohio 43119
This park features more than 7,000 acres of forest, prairies and wetlands. It stretches along 13 miles of the Big and Little Darby creeks, both State and National Scenic Rivers. Besides the areas surrounding the creeks, there are also over 1,600 acres of restored wetlands and prairies. Bison roam freely within two enclosed pastures, near the Nature Center.

Scioto Grove Metro Park
5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City, Ohio 43123
A 620-acre park along the Scioto River with mature forests and scenic bluffs overlooking the river with trails, picnic areas. Dogs on leashes are welcome throughout the park, which also features a sledding hill.

Grove City Parks and Trails (
The Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for recreation programming including, but not limited to: aquatics, environmental education, preschool classes, preschool enrichment, youth and teen enrichment, after-school and before-school child care, gardening enrichment and education, youth and adult individual and team sports, adult enrichment, community special events, older adult (55-plus years) enrichment and health and wellness programming.
For those who enjoy trails, there are nearly 29 miles of paved bicycle routes that connect residential areas to parks and retail stores.

Fryer Park and Century Village  
3899 Orders Road, Grove City
At Fryer Park, there is a unique Century Village from the 1800s, complete with a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, barn and blacksmith. It is free and open to the public on the fourth Saturdays from 2-4 p.m., June through September as well as during festivals.

The park also boasts a splash pad; eight softball diamonds with a concession stand; a preserved wooded area for bird watching or nature walks; a one-mile recreational trail for walking or biking; a sledding hill; and Discovery Frontier, an all-accessible playground featuring a space theme. Rotary Lake at Fryer Park is an ideal location for scenic picnics or fishing. No fishing license is required, but all fish must be immediately released.

Gantz Park   
2255 Home Road, Grove City
Enjoy beautiful rolling terrain, perfect for picnics and other gatherings. The two-story barn was renovated in 1988 to accommodate a variety of youth activities, including the RecSchool early childhood program. The Gardens at Gantz Farm is a public herb garden with an estimated 10,000 visitors per year. Both the gardens and the farmhouse also are used for programming. The entire eastern side of the park has been designated as the Gantz Park Arboretum. 

Henceroth Park
2075 Mallow Lane, Grove City
This is a 22-acre eco-friendly park with a wooded nature trail, solar lighting and playground equipment made entirely from recycled materials. Enjoy a walk/run/bike path with exercise equipment, a butterfly garden and bluebird boxes, and a number of military tributes, including the Purple Heart Memorial Walk.

Splash Pad at Fryer Park  
Fryer Park, 3600 Discovery Drive, outside the Grove City YMCA
Open weekdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The bright, colorful interactive water play structures follow Discovery Frontier’s space theme and include a rocket slide and a variety of whimsical spray effects with accessibility for all.

Windsor Park 
4414 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123 
It’s the oldest community-sized park in Grove City, which houses the city’s youth baseball program. It is also home to Mirolo Dream Field at Mount Carmel Stadium for players of all abilities featuring a special rubberized surface navigable for those using wheelchairs, crutches and walkers.

The park includes a traditional playground, as well as the Mirolo Dream Field Playground, an innovative play space designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities.  

The Evans Center, also located at Winsor Park, is a 14,000-square-foot center that serves as the epicenter for activities for the community’s adults age 55 and older.


AMC Theatre Grove City 14
4218 Buckeye Parkway, Grove City
Enjoy IMAX, Real D 3D, reserved seating, online purchase options, and don’t forget the popcorn and treats!

AMF Stardust Lanes (Bowling, Restaurant, Game Room and Parties)
2434 Old Stringtown Road, Grove City

Big Bounce (Trampoline park, fitness classes, open jump times, dodgeball, parties)
1645 Gateway Circle, Grove City, Ohio 43123

Big Splash at Evans Park
2831 Southwest Blvd., Grove City, Ohio 43123

Circle S Farms
9015 London-Groveport Road, Grove City
Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade goodies, pick your own seasonal fruit, and tour the farm. During Fall Fun Days, enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin picking, and more.

Eldorado — Scioto Downs
6000 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43207
Scioto Downs opened in 1959 as a premiere harness racing location. In 2012, Scioto Downs became Ohio's first racino with the addition of more than 2100 Video Lottery Terminal games (aka slot machines). Open 24 hours per day, Scioto Downs also features live entertainment and amazing dining options.

Grove City Community Disc Golf Course
4750 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Located on the campus of the Grove City Church of the Nazarene, the disc golf course is a cooperative effort of the City of Grove City Parks and Recreation Department, the Grove City Church of the Nazarene.  

Grove City Community Outdoor Movie Nights
Hosted at the Grove City Nazarene Church
4770 Hoover Road, Grove City
Free, family-friendly outdoor movie series shown on a large inflatable screen at dusk. June- early Aug. Enjoy a smoke-free, alcohol-free event. Bring snacks, chairs or blankets (no glass containers or pets, please.)

Grove City Skate Park  
3728 Hoover Road, Grove City
Built in 2006, the Grove City Skate Park features an 11,000-square-foot concrete skate park providing areas for the novice skater to the highly skilled including ramps, rails and boxes as well as bowls with sides ranging 3 to 18 feet high.

Hollywood Casino
200 Georgesville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
Over 70 big-time table games, 36 tables of live poker, love entertainment and fabulous dining options.

Little Theatre off Broadway (LTOB)
3981 Broadway, Grove City
With six tremendous shows per season (two musicals, two comedies, two dramas), Little Theatre Off Broadway is a must-see in Grove City’s historic Town Center. You can get involved with acting classes or audition to be part of the LTOB family. Tours of the historical theatre are available through Visit Grove City.

LVL UP Sports Paintball Park
5390 Harrisburg Pike, Grove City, Ohio 43123
This 36.5-acre paintball paradise features a massive 6-acre woodsball course, competitive tournament fields, themed outdoor playing fields, a fully stocked pro shop, shooting range, and more. Perfect for parties, private games, and corporate events.

Prairie Township Community Center
5955 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43119
Offerings for youth and adult programming, including group fitness classes, personal training, both group and private swim lessons, sports leagues, cooking classes, and art activities.

Putt N Play Family Fun Center (Seasonal miniature golf, batting and soccer cages, arcade, snack bar, parties)
4021 Thistlewood Drive, Grove City

Skate America Roller Skating (Roller Skating, Game Room and Parties)
4357 Broadway, Grove City

The RollHouse Entertainment (Bowling, Laser Tag, Game Room and Parties)
500 Georgesville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228  

Trapper John’s Canoeing
7141 London-Groveport Road, Grove City
Relax with a canoe, kayak or tubing trip down the Big Darby River. Bring your pole and gear to fish along the way or arrange to camp in their primitive camping location.