Special Events

Swim With Santa


Grab your swim suit, towel and camera and then head to the GRC's indoor pool for some fun with Santa and his elves. Santa loves to stop off at the Recreation Center's 84 degree water. Kids will have an opportunity to sit on Santa's lap to go over their holiday wishes ad get a special treat. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone attending the event must be pre-registered. 
Program #: 100013-10
Who: All ages
Date/Time: Sun., Dec. 11 / 4 pm - 6 pm 
Fee: $6/person
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Registration: Nov. 1 - Dec. 9
Questions: Kelly Carter (Aquatics Coordinator)
614-836-1000 ext. 1512 / kcarter@groveport.org

Santa's Calling


Volunteers will be assisting Mr. & Mrs. Claus this holiday season by providing them a direct phone line into our community. Parents who would like their children (3 - 12 years of age) to receive a phone call from Santa should pick up a form and return it to the GRC by Sunday, Dec. 11. Mr. & Mrs. Claus are very busy so they'll only have time for one call to each family. Phone calls will be made on either Dec. 13 or 14, between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm. We will make every attempt to honor your preferred day and time. 
Program # (Tues): 100012-20
Program #: (Weds): 100012-21
Who: 3 - 12 Yrs.
Date/Time: Dec. 11 or 12 (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Fee: FREE
Registration: Nov. 1 - Dec. 11
Questions: Amy Van Huffel (Recreation Coordinator)
614-836-1000 ext. 1505 / avanhuffel@groveport.org

Resolution Run


The Resolution Run/Walk 5K is all about starting the New Year off the healthy way!  The course will begin and end on the paved leisure trail surrounding the Groveport Rec. Center.  All are welcome.  Make a commitment to yourself to become and remain healthy!  If inclement weather, we will run on the indoor track in the recreation center.  Resolution Run 2017 (PDF)
Program #: 570007-11
Who: All ages
Date/Time: Sat., Jan. 7 / 9:30 am 
Fee: $15/person
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Registration: Dec. 1 - Jan. 7
Questions: Stephania Bernard-Ferrell (Sports and Fitness Manager)
614-836-1000 ext. 1513 / sbernard@groveport.org. 

S4DR (Soles for the Dominican Republic)


Can you spare a pair? Of shoes that is. The Groveport Recreation Center is collecting new and "good" used shoes (all sizes). Those shoes will then be taken to two communities in the Dominican Republic with the help of a local church, which is coordinating two mission trips to the D.R. in 2017. Did you know that half of the children who reside in the D.R. live in poverty? Many working adults cannot afford shoes for themselves or their family members. Your spare pair can help put a big smile on someone's face this year. Athletic/Tennis shoes are preferred, but all types of shoes (with the exception of heels) are welcome. This program will be ongoing for the next couple of months. Just look for the big box labeled S4DR in the lobby of the Recreation Center. Thank you in advance for leaving an imprint of your soul on the world. 

6th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance


Girls, grab your dad, grandpa, uncle, or older brother for our 6th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance for ALL ages.  DJ Frank Golisano will be here turning out the music that will surely have you and your dad up and dancing.  There will be opportunities for photos, food, games, and fun.  The theme for this year’s event is:  Red Carpet.

Program #: 162607
Who: All Ages
Date/Time: Fri., Feb. 10  / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $16 Res / $20 Non. Res (Couple)
$5 Additional Guest
Registration: Dec. 1 - February 4
Questions: Amy Van Huffel (Recreation Coordinator)
614-836-1000 ext. 1505 / avanhuffel@groveport.org