Have you explored one of our many parks with your family? Did your child discover the joy of ice skating during one of our free open skates? Have you cooled off in the summer during our free public swim sessions?
All our programs, trails, parks, and facilities give our entire community a chance to have fun, try new things, and spend time together with family. While we provide free activities to our community, fun costs funds.
Funding from the City of Columbus and fees from the programs help provide for some of the expenses that are required to operate the Columbus Parks and Recreation programs, parks, trails and facilities, but it doesn’t cover all the costs especially for our free activities. The Columbus Park Foundation works to fill in these funding gaps.
The Columbus Park Foundation works with Columbus Parks and Recreation to identify specific needs to successfully run programs and facilities, and help provide the funding necessary. Your generosity is the reason the Columbus Park Foundation is able to quickly respond to unexpected needs or opportunities that pop up throughout the year. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, or more gives our community childhood memories and cherished family experiences.
This year you have helped filled in the gaps when the need has popped up. For example, the sound system at Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena went out before the big ice show. Columbus Parks and Recreation did not have the extra money in the budget to fix the system. Your generosity made it possible for us to replace the entire sound system in time for the show.
Please join us by making your tax-deductible donation online or by sending a check in the enclosed envelope. Your gift will keep the fun going in our community.
Thank you for your continued support!