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Naturally Impactful is brought to you by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, which works to enrich and change the lives of our citizens. The column is an effort to share the story of how the pillars of Health and Wellness, Conservation and Social Equity drive the work we do. Each month the column will focus on different sections of the department using these pillars to create a positive impact on our residents’ and visitors’ quality of life along with providing basic knowledge of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, #CRPD. To find more about upcoming happenings at your Columbus Recreation and Parks, visit their Facebook page, Twitter page, or columbus.gov/recreationandparks.

Naturally Impactful: The Cultural Arts Center Serves as a Catalyst in Many Ways

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: The Cultural Arts Center Serves as a Catalyst in Many Ways

With all of the changes that have recently happened along the riverfront Downtown and Bicentennial Park, it is hard to imagine the area at its beginning. In 1861, the Ohio State Arsenal was built at 139 W. Main Street. It served its purpose storing arms until the mid-1970s when a transformation into the Cultural Arts […]

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Naturally Impactful: Volunteers Make a Difference for CRPD

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Volunteers Make a Difference for CRPD

Columbus is a city that loves to volunteer. Whether that’s through donating time as a reading buddy at Columbus City Schools, being a Certified Tourism Ambassador, offering help through projects at BESA, participating in the Columbus Volunteer Challenge, or helping with the Strawberry Food Truck, thousands of you give your time and expertise to making […]

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Naturally Impactful: Aquatics Options Plentiful with CRPD

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Aquatics Options Plentiful with CRPD

When it’s hot out, one of the most economical ways to cool off includes a visit to an outdoor swimming pool or a sprayground run by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. In colder weather, a visit to the indoor Columbus Aquatics Center in Victorian Village, one of the neighborhood’s Best Kept Secrets, is a […]

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Naturally Impactful: Summer Food Program Largest in the State

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Summer Food Program Largest in the State

The Columbus Recreation and Parks will hold a kickoff for their Summer Food Program, now in its 47th year, at the Linden Community Recreation Center today, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at noon. The program started its food service at 72 sites on Monday June 6, and now has nearly 230 sites up and running. Last […]

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Naturally Impactful: Free Cap City Nights Festivals Begin June 4

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Free Cap City Nights Festivals Begin June 4

Columbus Recreation and Parks begins their Cap City Nights Festival series this Saturday, June 4th, at the Linden Community Center. The eight free festivals are ways to get to know your neighbors and also find out more about the APPS program offered through the department to help youth keep out of trouble. “It’s the kick […]

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Naturally Impactful: Adults Find Fun with Area Sports Programs

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Adults Find Fun with Area Sports Programs

Many people play team sports as a child, but if you do not continue on in college, where can you find such an outlet as an adult? The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has a wide array of sports teams that adults can sign up for, including basketball, flag football, softball, and volleyball. “We offer […]

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