Grove City Council Approves Plans for New Park Development Project

Uncategorized By Mar 23, 2023

Grove City Council has approved plans for a large new 20-acre park in the city featuring facilities catering for all age groups. The park will offer recreational opportunities and cater to the needs of families, walkers and those partaking in a range of sports. Features will include a playground area, walking and cycling trails, basketball and tennis courts and volleyball courts, picnic shelter, a dog park and a large pond stocked for recreational fishing. The $5m project, scheduled to begin in spring 2022, will take around two years to complete and is expected to benefit the surrounding community, including increasing property values.

Grove City Council Approves Plans for New Park Development Project

The Grove City Council recently approved plans for a new park development project, which will bring a variety of recreational opportunities to residents and visitors. The park will be located in the heart of the city and will encompass 20 acres of land, making it one of the largest parks in the area.

Park Features

The park will incorporate a range of features and amenities to cater to the needs of all age groups. Some of the key features include:

  • A large playground area for children with swings, slides, and climbing structures
  • A splash pad for water play during summers
  • A walking and biking trail that runs throughout the park
  • A basketball court, tennis court, and a volleyball court for active sports enthusiasts
  • A picnic shelter and barbecue grills for family picnics and get-togethers
  • A dog park for canine companions, with separate areas for small and large dogs
  • A large pond that will be stocked with fish for recreational fishing

Benefits of the Park Development

The new park development project will bring a host of benefits to the community, such as:

  • Increasing property values in the vicinity of the park
  • Catering to the recreational needs of residents of all age groups and backgrounds
  • Providing a safe and secure environment for outdoor activities and events
  • Catalyzing economic growth and creating job opportunities in the region
  • Encouraging physical activity and promoting a healthy lifestyle

Timeline and Funding

The park development project is expected to take around two years to complete. The council has allocated $5 million for the park project, which will cover the cost of construction, land acquisition, and installation of park amenities. The park construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022 and is expected to be completed by late 2023.


Q: Is the park open to visitors all year round?

A: Yes, the park will be open to visitors year-round. However, some features such as the splash pad and pond fishing may be seasonal, depending on weather conditions.

Q: Will the park charge any entrance or usage fees?

A: No, the park will be free for visitors to use. However, there may be rental fees for pavilions and other facilities.

Q: Can I bring my own grill to the park?

A: Yes, visitors are allowed to bring their own charcoal or propane grills to the park. However, all fires must be contained in the grills, and visitors must dispose of their charcoal properly.

Q: Can I bring my dog to the park?

A: Yes, the park will have a dedicated dog park area where you can take your furry friends. Alternatively, dogs on leashes are also allowed elsewhere in the park.

Q: Will there be any organized activities or events at the park?

A: Yes, the park will host a range of activities and events throughout the year, such as music concerts, movie nights, and sports tournaments.

Q: Can I rent pavilions or facilities in the park for private events?

A: Yes, pavilions and other facilities in the park can be rented for private events such as family reunions, birthdays, and company picnics. Pricing and availability will vary, and reservations can be made through the city’s park and recreation department.