Center/Pool Project

On Jan. 23, the Granville Recreation District (GRD) Board of Trustees voted to remove from the March ballot the two proposed issues to build and operate a multi-generational community center and outdoor pool.  

After careful consideration of the feedback received to date from the community, the Board collectively agreed that additional time is necessary to continue the process of socializing the concept and gaining feedback and input of these new community amenities with residents and strategic partners.  

Over the next several months, the GRD will work collaboratively with its partners to continue the robust community engagement efforts that began in earnest in late 2019. The Board remains fully committed to the proposal and intends to submit an initiative to the community at a later date.

The Board and GRD leadership team continue to believe that a community center, outdoor swimming pool, and a Raccoon Valley Park Pavilion would significantly enhance the quality of life in Granville and give our constituency recreational amenities commensurate with other communities. In addition to creating spaces where residents of all ages can gather, play, celebrate and improve their health and well-being, these amenities would support local businesses by allowing residents to stay in the community rather than traveling for these services.

The Board looks forward to further engaging the community and welcomes feedback from residents. The GRD Board of Trustees meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the GRD Office, 130 north Granger Street, at 6 pm. Andy Wildman, GRD Executive Director, can be reached at 740-587-2011 or should you wish to discuss this project, or anything involving the Granville Recreation District.    


Please read the article “GRD Center/Pool Ballot Issues Pulled From March Ballot” posted, January 29, 2019, on the Newark Advocate’s Site Here.

Please read the article “Granville to seek two taxes for $23 million community center” posted, December 30, 2019, on the Newark Advocate’s Site Here.

Please read the article “Granville Rec. District proposing community/wellness center, outdoor pool” posted, December 13, 2019, on the Newark Advocate’s Site Here.