Westerville Parks and Rec

Westerville: The "City Within a Park"

There's a reason Westerville is known as the "City Within a Park"—its Parks and Recreation department works hard to maintain almost 600 acres of parkland and 26 miles of trails. The department has been nationally recognized for its top-notch programs and facilities designed to promote wellness and physical activities for residents of all ages. Its awards include four National Gold Medals for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Administration and five years national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies.

So, just what makes Westerville Parks and Rec so amazing?

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Award-Winning Parks, Facilities & Paths

From neighborhood parks, greenways, and protected wetlands to large city-wide parks and recreational facilities, Westerville maintains parkland in 46 locations, all within walking distance of many residents. Eleven of these parks include rentable facilities for group meetings, parties, and events. Other park amenities include interactive playgrounds, athletic fields and courts, dog parks, skate parks, picnic areas, walking and biking trails, and even fishing areas and public art spaces.

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Westerville B&W

The Westerville Bike & Walk Route offers color-coded, mapped, and measured trails throughout the city for easy exercise tracking and route navigation.

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Westerville Community Center

The Westerville Community Center offers a gymnasium and fitness center, lap pool, track, indoor climbing, community spaces, child care, indoor playground, and more.

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Highland Park Aquatics

The Aquatic Center features both indoor and outdoor swimming facilities, including a speed and body slide tower, a simulated rock slide, and a lazy river.

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Top-Notch Community Events & Programs

Westerville Parks & Rec wants to ensure that residents enjoy happy, healthy, and active lives, so the department offers many programs to promote wellness throughout the community.

One such program is the Live W.E.L.L program, which is designed to help residents achieve optimum health through education and physical activities. Some of these activities include group fitness classes, active adult programs, sports leagues for youths and adults, and kids classes and camps.

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Promotion of Arts & Culture

It's not all about fitness and activity... Westerville Parks and Rec also promotes arts and culture through a variety of educational and recreational programs. Classes are available for young children, teenagers, and adults, and range from arts and crafts to dance to cooking to continued education. The department is also proud to sponsor the Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre and to promote Public Art in Westerville Spaces throughout the city.

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Ongoing Green Efforts Through the Environmental Stewardship

Westerville cares about its residents—and the environment! Through the Environmental Stewardship, Westerville seeks to preserve and care for the natural environment while working to create a sustainable lifestyle. Programs such as Green Pact, enhanced recycling, urban forestry, and preservation seek to preserve the environment, while educational workshops and programming encourage residents to learn and participate in efforts to create a more sustainable culture.

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The Charming Community of Westerville

With only 37,000 people, Westerville is definitely a community that relishes the small-town feel that makes it both unique and charming, that brings neighbors together for community events, and that makes residents proud not only to call Westerville home, but to give back to their wonderful community. And these fantastic qualities definitely don’t go unnoticed—in 2013, Moveto Real Estate named it the #1 Suburb in America, and in 2014, the #7 Happiest City in America.

If small-town charm and community, high-quality living, top-rated schools, and of course, an exceptional Parks and Recreation are what you seek, look no farther than Westerville!

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