The Spring/Summer Events Guide will drop on January 3rd!
You will be able to view it via our webpage and through links on our social media platforms.
Farmers Market Vendors:
The City of Columbus Parks and Recreation will be hosting a farmers market on Thursday Nights. This farmers market will be at Frankfort Square from 5pm-8pm, June-October of 2022. This will coincide with Lawn Chairs on the Square and other downtown entertainment.
Looking for an adventure? Grab your neighbors & friends to create a team of 4-6 Adults. You will get a map and a bag of clues; you'll need teamwork, logic and luck to stay on track. Some clues are helpful while others are designed to throw you off course. This hunt will test your mind and teamwork abilities, so put on your thinking caps and start your engines! The fun-filled event is coordinated by Parks and Rec and the participating communities. Space is limited.
Can you believe that we are already in 2022? It seems like yesterday that we were all being quarantined, kids were finishing school from home, and there was no end in site for awhile. We are now almost hitting the 2 year anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, and we are slowly getting used to our "new normal." No, not everything will go back to normal, and as disappointing as that may be in our everyday lives, it has made us more aware of our health and our surroundings.
One thing that has proven to be "pandemic proof" is the park system and outdoor recreation. Being able to play outside has become a necessity for many. Fitness outside has become something many people want options for as well. Many who have compromised immune systems, the elderly, or individuals wanting to just ensure they are staying out of the COVID crosshairs are opting for outdoor recreation as a key way to meet their daily fitness requirements.
Last year the Parks and Recreation department started looking at how we can help our community continue to choose an outdoor option for fitness that was based on needs and the 2021 Health Assessment issued by ECDHD. We started working with an organization that produces and installs outdoor fitness courts. Many of these courts are going up around the US and one at UNL, as of last spring. These courts are great outdoor options for fitness and a free way for the community to have access to equipment they need.
We were lucky to have the Columbus Community Hospital gift the Parks and Recreation Department a large donation of land by Sunset Park (Lake Esther area). This will be the future site of the Columbus Fitness Court. We are still raising money to build this court and find that it is a huge asset to bring to Columbus. If you or your organization are interested in donating to the Fitness Court Project, please contact us below!