Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks Columbus Announces Plan For Summer Rec Programs By Jim Letizia • May 22, 2020 columbus.gov The City of Columbus says summer recreations programs including hiking, fitness and art will be offered starting June 15, but with adjusted sizes and formats due to COVID-19. Annual Report Ranks Columbus' Public Parks 49th In The Nation By Jim Letizia • May 21, 2020 columbus.gov An annual report by the the Trust for Public Land ranks Cincinnati's public park system fifth among the nation's largest 100 cities. Restoration Work On Linden Soldiers' Monument Completed By Jim Letizia • Aug 30, 2019 Facebook Columbus city crews have completed repair work on a historic war monument honoring service members from the Linden area. Five Columbus Recreation Centers Open To Help People Cool Off By Alison Holm • Jul 19, 2019 columbus.gov Columbus will open five community rec centers this weekend to help residents cool off from the excessive heat. Columbus Parks Director To Take Over Leadership Of YMCA By Jim Letizia • May 23, 2019 columbus.gov Columbus Recreation and Parks Director Tony Collins is resigning to run the YMCA of Central Ohio. Columbus' Tree Planting Program Under Review By Jim Letizia • Jan 16, 2019 columbus.gov A tree planting program proposed during the administration of former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is being reevaluated after failing to meet its goal. Columbus Officials Provide Another Update On Comprehensive Safety Strategy By Mike Foley • Nov 14, 2018 Foley Columbus officials Tuesday provided an update on the city's safety strategy, and the mayor offered a glimpse at his 2019 budget proposal. 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.