The Granville Recreation Commission was organized in 1970 and chartered as a not-for-profit corporation in 1971.  In 1972, Granville voters approved a local levy for a one-half mill “for the purpose of providing a comprehensive recreation program for the Granville community”. In 2005, Granville voters approved a .5 mill increase for a total of 1 mill.

In November 2009, the Granville Recreation District (GRD) was created to provide recreational services for the Granville community through joint resolutions from the Village of Granville, Granville Township and The Granville Exempted School District. The GRD currently operates on a 1-mill levy from Granville School district residents and participation fees.