Families on the Move 2018

Have fun, get active, and explore local parks this summer by participating in the Groveport Recreation Department's Families on the Move Bingo!  You can pick-up a copy of the bingo card at the Groveport Recreation Center, or print it here: Families On The Move Bingo Card (PDF).  Everyone who returns their card with at least one good bingo will receive a small prize, plus be entered to win additional prizes!  

Families on the Move was created to raise awareness of childhood obesity and to highlight the importance of utilizing parks and recreation facilities for health and wellness. The benefits of parks and recreation are tremendous. The statistics of sedentary communities and underutilized park space goes hand in hand. The increase of participation within the parks will directly benefit the user, and will improve the community overall. The Families on the Move program gives both families and individuals a reason to come to the park and celebrate the simple act of moving. Families on the Move is partnered with Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition (CHWN). The center offers families a comprehensive approach to weight management.

May - Family Bike Ride
 The ride has been canceled due to the weather.  
Enjoy a group ride with your family led by Groveport Recreation Department staff members.  Cyclist Connection will be on site to perform safety checks on bikes.  The ride is self-paced (no riders left behind).  Participants can choose their own distance, anywhere from 1 - 10 miles.  This is a great event for families or individuals who enjoy biking!  All participants must wear a helmet and provide their own bike.  
Date:  The ride has been canceled due to the weather. 
Time: The ride departs at 6:30 p.m.  Please be ready to ride by 6:30 p.m.
Location:  Cruiser Park
Cost: FREE
June - Family Swim
Participants will enjoy games, relay races, and other activities at the outdoor pool.  Prizes will be awarded to contest winners. Get moving this summer in our award-winning pool!
Date:  Friday, June 22
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Groveport Aquatic Center
Cost:  Free *Participants must pay admission into the Groveport Aquatic Center
July - Family Hike
Did you know that July is National Parks and Recreation Month?!  Come out and enjoy a relaxing hike in a local park (location TBD).  This program is for families and individuals who would like to enjoy some time outdoors.
Date:  Friday, July 27
Time:  6:30 PM
Location:  Walnut Woods Metro Park, Parking Lot off of Lithopolis Rd.
Cost: FREE
August - Victory Lap at KidsFest
Celebrate your summer long fitness accomplishments by taking a victory lap during the Groveport Community KidsFest.  You may walk, jog, or run the 1 mile, paved walking path at Groveport Park.  Completing all Families on the Move activities are not required for participation in the victory lap.  We would love to see you there! 
Date:  Saturday, August 11
Time:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  Groveport Park
Cost:  FREE