Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Program

Recipients of the Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Program received more than just a chance to participate in their favorite activity… For many of these young people, this allowed them to indulge in their passion for a sport or program they may not have otherwise been able to experience! With a $200 donation to the Columbus [...]

Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Program2023-05-23T12:24:14-04:00

After Party – May 13, 2023

NEW THIS YEAR, return to a community After Party at the Donner Park Shelter featuring music by Northbound Hounds, food by Big JT's BBQ, beverages by Hog Molly Brewing Co., treats by 812 Bakehouse, yoga by Elemental Yoga, Zumba with Jana, and yard games!  The After Party is open to all community members. [...]

After Party – May 13, 20232023-05-11T16:58:18-04:00

Turkey Trot – November 23, 2023

Registration and Event Information Join us for the Tour de Trails Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday, November 23rd! This is a free, drop-in, event but donations will be accepted to benefit the Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship program. Donations to scholarships underwrite the cost of programs for families who have financial barriers. Onsite Location: Hamilton [...]

Turkey Trot – November 23, 20232023-08-02T10:59:44-04:00

Strut Your Pup – June 10, 2023

Registration and Event Information Join us at our first annual Strut Your Pup walk on Saturday, June 10th from 8:00-10:00 a.m.! This is a free, drop-in, event but donations will be accepted to benefit maintenance of the People Trails. Strut Your Pup around the Donner Park People Trail loop featuring water stops, complete [...]

Strut Your Pup – June 10, 20232023-07-07T14:20:21-04:00

Bicycle Challenge – May 13, 2023

Registration and Event Information Join us for the Tour de Trails 80K, 50K and 20K Bicycle Challenge on Saturday, May 13th! Registration for the Bicycle Challenge is $30. Register before May 1 to receive a $5 discount and guarantee a T-shirt size. Cost of a T-shirt is $9. Starting at the Donner Shelter House, 20K [...]

Bicycle Challenge – May 13, 20232023-05-12T18:24:35-04:00

Run/Walk – April 15, 2023

Registration and Event Information Join us for the Tour de Trails 8K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, and Free Kids Fun Run on Saturday, April 15th! Register by April 3 to save $5 off the $30 entry fee and guarantee your shirt size (additional $9 for shirt). Onsite Location: Donner Park Shelter - Off [...]

Run/Walk – April 15, 20232023-04-19T22:34:16-04:00

Area of Greatest Need

If you are uncertain about which scholarship or program areas you would like to support, you may always make an unrestricted gift. These gifts are vital to the Columbus Park Foundation because they enable funding to go directly to the area of greatest and most immediate need. In the past, unrestricted funds [...]

Area of Greatest Need2019-02-19T13:53:23-05:00

James K. Baker Trees

Trees have numerous benefits including improved health and socialization, shelter and food for wildlife, and reduction of noise, pollution, crime and traffic speed.  Trees also save energy by shading buildings and reducing air conditioning needs as well as cooling the temperatures of cities with water evaporation. It is more important than ever [...]

James K. Baker Trees2019-02-19T13:55:10-05:00

Recreation and Playground Programs

Recreation covers a wide spectrum of programs for a variety of ages from pre-school to adults.  These programs are a mix of free, low cost and fee-based activities.  Free and low-cost programs include festivals, variety shows, concerts, family bingo, drive-in movie, and our playground program. Fee-based programs include programs such as day [...]

Recreation and Playground Programs2023-05-23T12:21:11-04:00

Pollinator Parks

Pollinator species have declined in numbers, become endangered, and even gone extinct due to the loss of natural food supplies and habitat. Pollinators are not only an essential for our food production, but they support healthy ecosystems. By helping create and restore pollinator habitats along with educating others of their importance, great [...]

Pollinator Parks2019-02-19T13:57:51-05:00
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