From a day spent with family at one of our interactive playgrounds to biking or running on a sunny evening at Hoff Woods Park or even touring the public art scene, there are countless ways to enjoy Westerville's park system. 655 acres of parkland and 44 miles of trails make pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle accessible for all.
The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of parks to fit the community’s needs. Neighborhood parks, wetlands and greenways are weaved throughout the City within walking distance of many residents.
There are 11 parks with shelters to rent for your next group gathering or celebration. If you are looking for a quiet place to fish, Heritage Park offers the perfect spot near Everal Barn while numerous fields and even a skate park are available to practice or compete. And even your dog even has a place to play at the Brooksedge Bark Park. To learn more about individual parks, amenities and locations, click here.
Cycling, walking or jogging through Westerville is easy on the City's recreational trail system, the Westerville B&W (Bike & Walk Route.) Think of it as a railway system for path users. There are color-coded paths like the old railroad systems and even loops with set, posted distances to help plan your exercise and get around town.
All paths include half-mile markers and informational kiosks at the Westerville Sports Complex and Spring Grove North Park. Kiosks show your location and a map of the entire B&W system with markings of where you can take a break, find a drinking fountain, lock up bikes and find restrooms.
Parks and Paths Maintenance
In order to keep our parks and paths looking their best, the Westerville Parks Maintenance Division diligently manages all the Department's parks and maintains neighborhood, community and school parks, nature preserves, sports complexes, greenways and all city grounds. The Division also supports and updates the wetlands, mini parks, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, an amphitheater, fitness station, playgrounds, shelters, restrooms and the miles of bikeways and leisure paths.
The Urban Forestry staff, with the guidance of the Shade Tree Commission, maintains more than 13,000 street trees plus all public trees to ensure their maximum performance for the community. In addition, the Parks Division takes care of public gardens, flowerbeds, flower pots, hanging baskets and 65 acres of medians and city right-of-ways.
How You Can Help
The Parks and Recreation Department values resident and visitor feedback. If you see an area of a park, path or facility such as a shelter that needs attention, please contact the Parks Maintenance Division at (614) 901-6590.