About The Columbus Park Foundation: Mission

The Mission Statement of the Columbus Park Foundation is to aid and encourage the Columbus Department of Parks and Recreation in the acquisition, conservation, and development of lands for park and recreation purposes; to secure long-term financial support, including an endowment fund, for park and recreation projects; and to support and encourage full community participation in recreation programs through scholarships and other resources.

Value Statement

Quality of Life – We believe play & recreation are integral to sustaining residents’ quality of life and support the Parks Department’s ability to expand services, maintain parks, and to serve an even greater role in making Columbus an inviting place to live.

Healthy Lifestyles –We support the provision of comprehensive programs and facilities that enable all residents to participate in a variety of activities to improve physical fitness and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Environmental Sustainability – We believe it is vital to protect the community’s green spaces for future generations by conserving the natural landscape, promoting alternative modes of transportation, and supporting educational programming about the environment.

Building Community and Economic Growth– We strive to build a vibrant culture by supporting the development of programs and facilities that encourage connection and participation for all residents. Recreational programs provide valuable mentoring for youth, important activities for families, and welcome spaces for communities to gather. At the same time, parks and recreation facilities attract tourism and new businesses, contributing to growth in our community.

Management of Resources – We follow sound stewardship principles to ensure all resources are used for the intended purpose, and contribute to the preservation and maintenance of top-rated parks and facilities.