A look back; a look ahead

Posted on April 9th, 2021 by Lara


Greatings GRD Residents,

The past year has been uniquely challenging and yet very exciting. The Granville Recreation District has navigated Covid-19 while continuing to offer programs following state guidelines, as well as passing a five-year 0.75 mill operating levy. We would like to thank all of those who have continued to participate, keeping our program numbers at typical or even above normal participation levels. For those who have not been involved over the past year, we hope to see you soon!        

As many of you know, Governor DeWine continues to make announcements about the re-opening of Ohio. We will continue to evaluate the current landscape in order to offer every program possible. Please keep in mind that as programs continue, we all need to do our part to follow Ohio’s guidelines and respect one another. This cooperation gives our community the best chance to get programming back to a state of normalcy.

In addition to one million dollars of capital improvements slated to begin in 2021, the GRD is also looking forward to an enhanced Concert on the Green program, improved maintenance, and programming resources. As our
leadership team strives to improve Granville Recís programs and facilities, we will continue to be committed to our community. We welcome and value your input as we strive to make decisions based on industry standards, common sense, and our communityís preferences.   

We appreciate your support, encourage you to reach out to our team to share feedback.   

Enjoy your spring and summer!


Andy Wildman
Executive Director
Granville Recreation District


Find Your Gold Nugget

Posted on March 9th, 2021 by Lara

The GRD staff has been working with the magical leprechauns, those tiny little men that are often dressed like a shoemaker. Celebrate the Irish holiday by searching for the sign and pot of “gold” on one of the trails in each park. You don’t have to be Irish to join in the fun while exploring the parks.

PROGRAM DATE: 3/13-3/17
HUNT LOCATIONS: Spring Valley Nature Preserve, Wildwood Park, Ty Tawel Park, Sugarloaf Park
Parks are open dawn to dusk.

Insightful Thoughts On Youth Sports

Posted on February 20th, 2021 by Lara

Our staff is always looking for pertinent information to share with our community regarding youth sports. As a parent myself, I recognize how difficult it can be for families to navigate youth sports’ ever-changing landscape. 
One of my favorite writers about youth sports is Granville and Denison’s own, Head Baseball Coach Mike Deegan. If you have not read his stuff, I highly recommend taking a look. The links below are two of my favorites:

Coaching From The Stands
A Healthy Relationship With Competition

Andy Wildman
GRD Executive Director