Fitness & Recreation


Fall 2021
Ages 3 – 6 (with parent or guardian)
Thursday September 23rd beginning at 10:00AM and will last about 45 minutes.
Family Fun Day! Hike through nature looking for hidden treasures. Some of the finds will be animal signs, animal sounds and different types of plant and animals. Walk led by Lesa Miller at Spring Valley Nature Preserve. Meet in the shelter house. No preregistration required and is free.

Fall 2021

Saturday September 25 @ 8PM, play a round of Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf!
Free but Pre-registration required by September 18th, 2021 
Celebrate by bringing the family for a round of Glow In The Dark Miniature Golf at Granville Golfland!
Pre-register on the GRD Web-site to reserve your spot, the event is limited to 60 participants. Glow in the dark golf balls will be provided. Then the night of the event the cost will be $4/person (R/NR) paid to Golfland.
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2021

Fall 2021
Sunday October 3, 2021 begins at 5PM Granville Golfland
Ages: Al l
Parents and children are encouraged to participate in this “fun for the family” event. Each parent-child team will play 18 holes of miniature golf. Parent and child will alternate shots throughout the game. Awards for first, second and third place will be presented. Children must be under the age of 18. Register by 9/26/21 

Fall 2021
Wednesday October 6, 2021
Elementary School children and their parents are invited to gather at Opera House Park in downtown Granville at 8:15 AM for a healthy snack. The group will start walking to the elementary school about 8:30 AM. The event has always been a fun event in Granville usually attracting over 100 walkers! This event is designed to encourage fitness, togetherness and a feeling of small-town community. It will be held rain or shine.

Fall 2021
Ages: All
Sunday 10/10 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Spring Valley Nature Preserve
Fall is here and leaves are blowing everywhere. With brilliant colors of orange, red and yellow our forests are alive with beauty. Come collect the best of the best with us and press and preserve them so they will last. Short hike and craft.

Fall 2021
Ages 3 – 5 with Adult
Monday October 25 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM at Spring Valley Nature Preserve
Autumn Colors in Ohio are amazing. Learn how and why the trees change color through story, activities and a craft. We will take a hike to observe and collect fall leaves, so dress for the weather! Free but pre-registration required.
Register by October 18, 2021

Fall 2021
Wednesday November 17, 2021
Grab your hiking boots, the dog, a couple of energy bars, and some water. It’s time to hit one of America’s 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System. On November 17, it’s National Take a Hike Day, an annual event designed to get you outdoors for some fresh air, scenery, and exercise. Hiking is a cross-country-long walk to get that heart pumping while you breathe deeply in air that’s not clogged with auto fumes and pollution. You never know what you’ll see out on the trail. Choose from one of the many parks that Licking County has to offer!

Fall 2021

Granville – Little Sluggers’ T-Ball Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC

Ages 3 & 4
Saturdays, September 11 – October 9
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bally Sports Group’s Little Sluggers is a great introduction to the game of baseball for young children. Using age appropriate activities, players will be introduced to fundamentals of baseball in an atmosphere that is supportive, fun, and encouraging. Each week, the program will include an instructional portion that will introduce players to batting, base running, fielding, throwing, and catching. A modified game will also be played each week. Parent participation welcomed, but Bally Sports staff will lead the program. The Little Sluggers T-Ball Program will provide your child with a fun and positive t-ball experience that will encourage continued participation in the sport!
When – Saturday Mornings, June 5 – July 17, 2021 (no class July 3) 
Raccoon Valley Park, Bennett T-Ball Field
Fee – $75R/$95NR, Includes Team Shirt and Hat
Registration Deadline: September 4, 2021

COACH PITCH BASEBALL Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC
Fall 2021

Ages: 5 – 6
September 11- October 9,
2 PM – 3 PM 
Bally Sports Group’s Minor League Baseball is a great introduction to coach-pitch baseball for beginning baseball players. The instructional portion of the program utilizes developmentally appropriate drills with modifications and/or progressions implemented when necessary, helping every child improve their baseball skills despite their current abilities. Skills taught will include batting, fielding, throwing, and catching. The program will also include a modified, non-competitive game each week. As the weeks progress, new aspects of the game/game scenarios will be added to allow children to learn within the context of the game. Children will be able to use a Tee during the game if they are having difficulty hitting a pitched ball. Parent Participation is welcomed in this program.

Raccoon Valley Park, Bennett T-Ball Field
Fees: $75R/$95NR – Includes Team Shirt and Hat
Registration Deadline: September 4, 2021

Fall 2021
Ages 2.5 – 6
Coaches Ian McConnell and Andy Male have a combined 35 years of experience working with preschoolers to retirees and they all share a common instinct; the pure joy of chasing, kicking, and passing a ball. No matter your skill level or age, they believe soccer is the best medicine. Soccer Instincts aims to give everyone the option to enjoy the beautiful game in a way that works for them. They work with all age groups, beginning with toddlers who are starting their journey of movement and vision for the game.

Session 01: Introductions
Ages 2.5 – 3.5
Introduces grassroots soccer to children. Perfect for first time soccer players. Includes age appropriate motor skill movements and soccer ball basics such as dribbling and shooting.
Saturdays September 11 – October 16
Time: 9:00 – 9:30AM
Granville Elementary School back field
Registration Fee: $60R/$80NR
Register by Sept. 10 at 4PM

Session 02: Intermediates
Ages 3.5 – 4.5
Introduces more age appropriate soccer ball basics such as passing and trapping. Continues to include age appropriate motor skill movements. Reinforces soccer skills with fun and interactive games.
Saturdays: September 11 – October 16
Time: 10:00 – 10:35 AM
Granville Elementary School back field
Registration Fee: $70R/$90NR
Register by Sept. 10 at 4PM

Session 03: Advanced
Ages 4.5 – 6
Introduces small sized games and training matches (scrimmaging). Continues to reinforce age appropriate soccer skills. Starts to integrate more advanced soccer skills such as changing soccer with/without ball and first touch/second touch.
Tuesdays: September 14 – October 19
6:00 – 6:45PM
Granville Intermediate School field
Registration Fee: $80R/$100NR
Register by Sept. 10 at 4PM 

DATES: Saturdays September 11 – October 16
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM AT Wildwood Park
GO Soccer is for any child between the ages of 4 to 14 years old who has ANY kind of disability which prevents meaningful, enjoyable or easy play in the standard Granville Recreation District sports programs. Siblings of the target child are invited to participate in the pilot program for fun too! 
They may come at ANY time during the season to check it out and see if it is for them. If possible children will be paired with a “Soccer Buddy” who will provide encouragement, friendship and guidance during the session. 
Soccer sessions will occur once a week for an hour. It will be structured to encourage everyone to learn skills, practice skills and have fun!! Every participating target child will receive a T-shirt. 
Soccer Buddies can earn volunteer hours while sharing and participating in a sport they love!! 
Any potential family member or potential Soccer Buddy who has questions about the program are encouraged to contact the GRD anytime to talk about the program and what it is like.