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The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department is your community connection for sports, recreation, leisure classes, programs and entertainment. The Recreation Division seeks to provide professionally designed and supervised programs that benefit all ages - children, youth, teens, adults and seniors; programs that promote personal growth and self-esteem, and that significantly contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by all Westerville residents.
You can always count on us to do our very best to serve the recreation and leisure needs of the community. The Department offers more than 1,900 programs annually to citizens of all ages and abilities. Many activities are offered including preschool, parent/child, youth, teen/adult and senior adult programs; athletics; the arts; aquatics; special events; day camps; and general interest and wellness programs. Programs are conducted within our parks, local schools and recreation buildings.
A variety of water aerobics, rescue and swim lessons are available through both the Community Center and Highlands Park Aquatic Center. Water aerobics range from fitness swimming to water cardio and are available in basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Swim lessons are offered for all ages from six months to 50+ and adaptive and are taught by licensed instructors.
Westerville Parks and Recreation strives to provide access to all. The Access to Therapeutic Recreation Program, for ages 13 years old and up, is designed for individuals with disabilities and/or require special assistance under the supervision of trained leaders. Everyone deserves the opportunity to participate in leisure activities to the fullest, increasing their quality of life.
Arts and Culture
Providing access to quality, affordable art programs and experiences is a pillar of the Department. From Civic Theatre productions to painting classes or sculpture tours, there is a way for everyone to engage with the arts and culture community in Westerville.
The Department prides itself on offering safe, fun-filled, and affordable camp experiences to all families in the community. Whether camp is outside or inside, half-day or full-day, active or passive, winter, spring, summer or fall, Westerville Parks & Recreation offers it all!
Fitness and Wellness
Westerville Parks and Recreation offers a comprehensive fitness and wellness program that is committed to providing the Westerville community access to resources, information, classes and tools for improving individual quality of life. Our programs will teach you new skills and build on those you have already established. Take advantage of special classes, clinics, and workshops and find out how much FUN fitness and good health can be!
Take time out of your busy schedule to enjoy one or more of the diverse opportunities for older adults offered through Westerville Parks and Recreation. Adults can select from an array of educational, creative or active recreation opportunities. Participating in Parks and Recreation programs will benefit you by reducing stress, improving your health, enabling you to socialize with new and old friends and create lasting memories.
The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports leagues and instructional classes through the year for all ages and ability levels from recreation to competitive. Participation in sports can reduce the risk of stress-related diseases, increase self-esteem and create a balance between work or school and play.
Westerville Parks and Recreation serves more than 850,000 people annually, but all too often families encounter financial barriers to participating in health, wellness and recreational programming. The Parks Foundation Scholarship Fund grants scholarships to assist families and residents of all ages in need, enabling them to purchase a Community Center pass, attend an event or even join a sports league.
If you know someone who could benefit from this fund, please encourage him or her to fill out this application and return it the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Avenue.