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The State of Play in Central Ohio

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The State of Play in Central Ohio

State of Play Central Ohio shows that financial barriers impact sports participation for Black children more than White children A new report released by the Sports & Society Program at the Aspen Institute shows a divide based upon race and income in youth sports experiences for some children in central Ohio.  Guided by an advisory group […]

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill The Phantom Tollbooth

Tickets are $5 at the door. A stage version of Norton Juster’s beloved children’s book. Discover Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom, where he’s forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician, whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the […]

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill The Phantom Tollbooth

Tickets are $5 at the door. A stage version of Norton Juster’s beloved children’s book. Discover Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom, where he’s forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician, whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the […]

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill The Phantom Tollbooth

Tickets are $5 at the door. A stage version of Norton Juster’s beloved children’s book. Discover Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom, where he’s forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician, whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the […]

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Design Revealed for New Linden Community Center and Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Revealed for New Linden Community Center and Park

Plans for a revamped Linden Park and a new, 50,000-square-foot Linden Community Center were unveiled last night at a community event hosted by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD). The new center, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, will replace a 24,000-square-foot facility that was built in 1951. Work on […]

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Naturally Impactful: CRPD, Ohio Machine Collaborate On Youth Lacrosse Camps

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: CRPD, Ohio Machine Collaborate On Youth Lacrosse Camps

This summer, 14 Columbus Recreation and Parks community centers will host youth lacrosse camps sponsored by the Ohio Machine. A grant from the local professional lacrosse team to CRPD has allowed the department to cover equipment costs and hire a seasonal employee to introduce lacrosse to nearly 280 kids across the city. The program comes […]

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Naturally Impactful: CRPD Confronts Financial Challenges for Columbus Youth with PLAY Program

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: CRPD Confronts Financial Challenges for Columbus Youth with PLAY Program

Last month, about 170 golfers divided into 34 teams descended on The Ohio State University Golf Club for the chance to play some rounds with local sports celebrities and raise money for the Private Leisure Assistance for Youth (PLAY) Program. For 25 years, PLAY, a program of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, has offered […]

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