Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks Hours And Programs Extended At Columbus Rec Centers For Heat Relief By Alison Holm • Sep 3, 2018 Four Columbus recreation centers will stay open late Tuesday, and another six will offer programming for seniors, to help residents escape extreme heat and humidity. City To Fund Gun Violence Prevention Efforts By Jim Letizia • Jun 7, 2018 Columbus city officials are pumping more money into gun violence prevention efforts. Columbus Public Parks Ranked Poorly By Jim Letizia • May 25, 2018 tpl.org Columbus is ranked 62nd in a new annual report on the nation's top 100 municipal park systems. Columbus Euthanized 250 Downtown Geese By Associated Press • Aug 14, 2017 photos-public-domain.com The City of Columbus has paid nearly 11 thousand dollars to euthaize 250 geese that populated the Scioto River downtown. Columbus Officials Dedicate New Public Park By Mike Foley • Jul 21, 2017 youtube.com Columbus officials on Thursday officially dedicated the new Wilson Road Park. Columbus Opens Rec Centers To Help People Stay Warm By Jim Letizia • Jan 7, 2014 Cold weather has prompted many schools around the state to cancel classes today.