City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

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Parks & Recreation
Activity Guide

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Parks & Recreation programs and activities are split into three divisions: Preschool and Youth, Adults, and 50+. Each of these divisions has their own section in the Activity Guide, a publication of all classes, program and activities produced three times each year. We also offer four family friendly special events. Find out more about each division and special events below.

Special Events

Parks & Recreation hosts four seasonal family-friendly events (Spring Fling, Summer Celebration, Fall Fest and Winter Fest).

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Farmers Market

2018 Market opens Wednesday May 16th

Wednesdays, May 16th-September 26th

3-6pm, Senior Center Parking Lot: 1945 Ridgeview Road

Whether you're starting a new diet or continuing good habits, the Upper Arlington Farmers' Market has all the locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and dairy products you'll need to stay healthy this summer. We make Fresh Happen!

Movie in the Park

Each summer, Upper Arlington's Parks & Recreation Department hosts an exciting lineup of movies to enjoy with your friends and family on the City's 24-foot screen. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to these free events to make the experience even more memorable. This year as we celebrate Upper Arlington's Centennial we have chosen to step through the decades beginning with Charlotte's Web from the 1970's. Join us this summer for some of our favorites from the last 5 decades.

Preschool and Youth

Activities for youth include a variety of camps, classes and activities designed to enrich, stimulate and entertain youth of all ages (from preschool to teenage) and interests, with sports, arts & crafts, social, science & technology and fitness offerings guaranteed to be a home run.
Contact: Cheryl Hyatt, Recreation Supervisor, 583-5303 or Mac Kinney, Recreation Program Coordinator, 583-5057

Adult

Activities and classes for participants 18 years and up range from sports, yoga and fitness to the arts, cooking and technology. An ever-changing line-up of new offerings and popular returning favorites is featured in each edition of the Activity Guide. It's a great way to socialize with family and friends, expand your network and meet new people. Enjoy, Participate and Discover! Additionally, the programs offered by the 50+ section provide an exciting range of options to enrich your soul and educate your mind.
Contact: Eliese Kendrick, Recreation Program Coordinator, 583-5331

50+ 

The Parks & Recreation Department offers an impressive range of programs and activities for the 50-plus crowd. Our active Senior Center is respected in the region for its innovative and comprehensive programming. Additionally, the programs offered by LifeLong Learning & Leisure provides an exciting range of options to enrich your soul and educate your mind. - See more at: http://www.uaoh.net/department/index.php?structureid=32#sthash.KKTHvZ7G.dpuf
The Parks & Recreation Department offers an impressive range of programs and activities for the 50-plus crowd. Our active Senior Center is respected in the region for its innovative and comprehensive programming. Additionally, the programs offered by LifeLong Learning & Leisure provides an exciting range of options to enrich your soul and educate your mind. - See more at: http://www.uaoh.net/department/index.php?structureid=32#sthash.KKTHvZ7G.dpuf
The Parks & Recreation Department offers an impressive range of programs and activities for the 50-plus crowd. Our active Senior Center is respected in the region for its innovative and comprehensive programming. Additionally, the programs offered by LifeLong Learning & Leisure provides an exciting range of options to enrich your soul and educate your mind. - See more at: http://www.uaoh.net/department/index.php?structureid=32#sthash.KKTHvZ7G.dpuf
Our active Senior Center is respected in the region for its innovative and comprehensive programming. Additionally,the programs offered by our Adult section provide an exciting range of options to enrich and educate seniors.
Contact: Shannon Guy, Program Coordinator, 583-5325
 
Find out more about the Senior Center here.

Swim Lessons- 2018 registration opens 3/7/18

Swim lessons are taught by the Safe Splash Swim School. Retired Ohio State University Men’s Swimming
Coach Bill Wadley and his staff of qualified instructors will offer a comprehensive lesson program that will provide a positive and fun learning environment for your child. Ages 3 and up. 

Athletics

Community Athletics 
Various community groups and organizations provide residents with youth and adult athletic opportunities in partnership with the Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department. Each has its own registration requirements and timeframe.

Adult Softball
The Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department runs Men's and Coed Softball leagues in Spring/Summer and Fall each year.

Summer Day Camp- 2018 Camp is Full with a waitlist. Registration takes place on 2/1 each year. 

Summer Day Camps are programmed to give children a fun, outdoor summer experience and also as an alternative to typical child care. Camps are ten weeks in duration and coincide with the Upper Arlington School calendar. Three full-time camps are conducted at Barrington Elementary School, Thompson Park Shelter and Reed Road Shelter. Children enjoy programmed recreation activities, weekly field trips, arts and crafts, games, quiet recreation, movies, swimming and library visits. Day Camp programs offer an unprecedented ‘pay as you use’ fee structure of $30 per day per child, meaning you pay for only the days your child attends Day Camp 

2018 Summer Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Northwest Kiwanis SNACK CAMP

More info and Registration

The Special Needs Activity Camp for Kids joins the Barrington Summer Day Camp Program for activities, field trips and lunch times for an inclusive setting, plus other activities to accommodate campers needs. Campers enjoy swimming, outdoor recreation, sports, games, arts and crafts, quiet recreation, movies and field trips. Campers must possess independence in personal care of toileting, dressing and eating, or be accompanied by their own aide at family expense. Campers should follow direction and rules with minimal prompting. A sack lunch and snack must be packed daily. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. We recommend each participant fill out a Recreation Program Modifications Form. This form will be emailed to you upon registration. Staff members are teachers or students in special or adapted physical education, or sport/leisure study, at a ratio of 1:3.

 
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  • Volunteer UA
    The Volunteer UA planning team is accepting applications from local non-profits and civic groups for the 2018 Expo, scheduled for Wednesday, April 18. Check here for more.
  • 2018 Community Calendar
    Submit your organization's events to our online 2018 Community Event Calendar - follow link for more information and to access our new online submission form.
  • Devon Pool Improvements
    Our thanks to everyone who gave feedback through our planning process. We hope to bring final plans to Council after summer recess and to begin construction this fall.