Special Events

StoryWalk® In The Park
Coming May 1st, 2021
Enjoy reading the book, “Daniel Finds a Poem” by Micha Archer as you walk along Raccoon Trail East located just south of Wildwood Playground.  
“The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.” The installation of the StoryWalk® In The Park, is made possible through
the community partnership between the Granville Public Library, Friends of the Library, Kiwanis Club of Granville and the Granville Recreation District.  

Bike To School Day
Wednesday May 5 2021
Grades: K-3 As part of National Bike To School Day, GES students and their parents are invited to gather in the Bryn Du Mansion parking lot at 8AM and bike to school starting at 8:20PM. Sponsored by Granville Schools & GRD. Starting at Bryn Du Mansion. FREE

Hike Up Sugarloaf
Friday May 28th 2021 at 10AM
Ages: ALL A pirate buried treasure under a giant boulder atop Sugarloaf in 1805, or so the legend goes. On the day after school ends, Granville children try to move the boulder to secure their fortune. Hikers get a Whit’s Frozen Custard coupon if the treasure is not found. Meet at Opera House Park for this FREE event. No registration is required to participate.  

PLAY AT THE PARK – FREE! All Ages! (under 8 w/adult)
Join the GRD Staff at the grass area by the entrance of Wildwood Playground for these free events.
Wednesday June 9 from  10AM-NOON
Windy days are great for flying kites and
windsocks, hearing wind chimes, and
watching pinwheels spin. Participants will
make their very own windy day project to
take with them.

The Annual Great Granville Garage Sale
Saturday, June 26, 2021
All proceeds benefit The Licking County Coalition for Housing The Great Granville Garage Sale is open for festivities and bargain hunters on Saturday, June 26th. We invite you to take part in the fun and help raise funds for the Licking County Coalition for Housing. For information on how to participate go to www.granvillegaragesale.com.

4th of JULY CELEBRATION,  July 2 – 5, 2021
The GRD Activities during the 4-day street fair are listed below. These various activities encourage community members to come together and celebrate our nation.

Saturday and Sunday July 3rd and 4th, 6 – 10PM @ Opera House Park
Ages 60+ Proceeds benefit Licking County Community Center 60+. 25¢/Card. 

4th of JULY CELEBRATION – Granville Kiwanis Mile Long Parade – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Monday July 5 at 10:45AM (Parade Begins) @ Wildwood Park
Participants of GRD Programs and sports are encouraged to walk with us in the parade. Meet at Wildwood Park. 

Monday July 5 from 2PM – 4PM @ Downtown Granville, Grand Stand
Sack Race, 3-Legged Race and Egg Toss are just a few of the games your family can participate in. Families are encouraged to come to this FREE event. 

Outdoor Movie – Ages: 13+ – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Summer 2021, Tuesday July 27th 8:30PM (seating begins, movie begins at 9PM) 
Join us at Spring Valley Nature Preserve for a fun movie night with the Granville Public Library! The featured movie will be Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13) starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and the show will begin at 9PM. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and come out and enjoy this FREE event. 

Saturday 7/31 at 11:30AM 
Ages: 8-14
SpokesKIDS was created by Cal Schnaidt, son of David Schnaidt. He, like his dad, wants to make his mark on Pelotonia so we can END CANCER. In 2013, David created his peloton Spokesmen For A Cure and in 2015, Cal has created his, SpokesKIDS!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Boys and girls ages 8-14 from any school district, any other Peloton affiliation.
WHERE WILL WE RIDE? Ride begins at Apple Tree Auction Center in Newark, ending at the Robbins Hunter Museum in Granville with a celebration and recognition of the top 3 fundraisers!
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY? Riders are required to wear a helmet and close toed
shoes. Chaperones ride and carry emergency numbers and first aid kit.
WHAT IS THE COST? It is $20 to register for the ride and another $80 required to fundraise which is due the morning of the ride. Must register by July 10, 2021 to guarantee a T-shirt for the child to wear on race day. Top 3 fundraiser earners will be recognized.
REGISTER on the GRD web-site then:
PAY OPTION 1: https://pelotonia.org/give/
PAY OPTION 2: https://pelotonia.org then:
• Click on “Give”
• Type Spokes Kids in the search field (make sure there is a space between
the 2 words)
• Click on “DONATE” & choose amount
• In the “+Add a Personal Note” section for all donations, add your child’s name The $20 registration fee and any additional donations including the $80 fundraising minimum can be here. For questions, please email spokeskids@gmail.com Apple Tree Auction House
Pre-register by 7/10 at 4PM, 
check-in begins at 10:30AM with day of race registration available

SpokesKIDS Jr. Bike Ride
Grades: Pre K-3
Saturday 7/31 10:30AM  check-in begins at 10:00AM
The idea behind the SpokesKIDS Jr. bike ride is to give elementary-schoolage children the chance to have as much fun as possible while riding their bikes to raise money for Pelotonia. www.facebook.com/SpokeskidsJR
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? The ride is for children in grades Pre-K through 3 and will be a part of a larger community celebration supporting Pelotonia. Bicycles will be provided for any child who does not have a bicycle of their own.
WHERE WILL WE RIDE? It will begin at Wildwood Park and travel along the bike path. The route options include a choice between a 3-mile route and a 1-mile route for riders who may find the 3-mile route to be too long. Each will include a Pelotonia style rest stop with water, sports drinks, and
fruit available. Depending upon COVID-19 restrictions at the time, there will be a post ride celebration at the end of the route. 
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY? For safety purposes, all participants must wear a
bicycle helmet and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers will monitor riders at all times.
WHAT IS THE COST? The $20 registration fee includes a T-shirt that riders will wear on the day of the ride. All net proceeds from the ride will be donated to Pelotonia. Riders can also raise funds above and beyond the registration fee if they would like to.
NEED A BIKE? Bicycles are provided for any child in need.
After registering with GRD, go to: https://pelotonia.org/profile/SK0232
And click on “Donate” to pay your $20 registration fee by credit card. You can also make additional donations at any time. If you have any questions, email spokeskidsjr@gmail.com. Wildwood Park
Register by 7/10 at 4PM (to receive the ride t-shirt)

Tuesday August 3 from 10AM-NOON @ Wildwood Park
Join the GRD staff and play with our collection of giant games, checkers, Connect 4, cards and more!

Summer 2021
Thursday August 12 from 8:30PM 

Explore the fascinating world of brilliant bugs during our firefly watch. We’ll begin our evening shedding a little light on the secret life of fireflies by reading Firefly Magic by Sarah Chaulk. Next we will make firefly containers to catch and hold some of these fascinating bugs and begin our quest at dusk and watch the night time magic begin as fireflies appear. All ages are welcome. Flashlights recommended.
Wildwood Park, FREE!