Classes & Camps

The City of Hilliard, Recreation and Parks Department is excited to announce program options. Programming options that are typically printed in the Your Hilliard Newsletter & Program Guide will be announced on a monthly basis. All programs will require advanced registration, however, due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus, cancellations may still occur.

Hilliard’s COVID Safety Protocols

The City of Hilliard’s top priority is the safety of our participants, therefore, at the time of registration or arrival, all participants will sign a Covid User Agreement to participate in Recreation & Parks programming. The circumstances with Covid-19 are changing day to day, and that accordingly, the CDC guidelines are regularly modified and updated.

Our number one priority is to keep participants and staff safe, therefore we ask all participants to stay home if you are ill, take your temperature prior to arriving, wash your hands often, and wear a mask. There may be some programming that will have more specific requirements indicated by the Ohio Department of Health, CDC, or Franklin County Health Department and if that is the case, specific instructions will be emailed to participants prior to the program start date.

Register Online 24/7

If you are new to Hilliard Recreation and Parks, you must establish a RecTrac account. Within 72 business hours, our staff will verify your residency on the Franklin County Auditor’s website and activate your account. During this process, patrons will create their own username and password if setting up their account online. RecTrac will automatically create a username and password for patrons setting up accounts in person at the Community Center. With your existing or newly verified account, sign in with your username and password. Find classes by clicking “Search” and then select criteria that fit your interests.

Summer Registration Date

Patrons can begin to register for current programs at any time.

Rec Camp Registration

The 2021 Hilliard Rec Camp will transition to a traditional 11-week enrichment-style day camp. The camp will be 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays from June 1 through August 13 (except July 2 and 5). Camp activities will include outdoor group games, sports, arts and crafts, nature, and science experiments. All main camp activities occur from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with “after camp” until 5:30 p.m. Contact Geoff Dew, Youth Recreation Supervisor, at gdew@hilliardohio.gov for more information.

Campers must be ages 5 ½ to 11 and have completed kindergarten through fifth grade.

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Trail Ride and Dinner | Ages 18 and Up

Dates: 5/14

Times: F | 5:45 - 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Hilliard’s Station Park

Join this evening group ride on the Heritage Rail Trail and try some Old Hilliard restaurants! Each ride will be 13 miles long, starting at Hilliard’s Station Park and riding the Heritage Rail Trail out and back. Beginners are welcome;…

A row of colorful bikes

Trail Ride and Lunch | Ages 18 and Up

Dates: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26

Times: W | 10:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Varies

Explore local paved trails and try some new lunch spots on this weekly ride! Each ride is approximately 10 to 16 miles long with a scheduled lunch stop. Beginners are welcome; no riders are left behind. The ride is free,…

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Pickleball | Ages 16 and Up

Dates: 5/3 - 5/24, 5/5 - 5/26, 5/7 - 5/28

Times: M, W, F | Various time slots

Cost: $3R | $5NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Play the latest sports craze that is sweeping the nation! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. We supply the courts, nets, and balls. You bring your own paddle and water bottle. Registration is limited to eight…

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Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic

Dates: 5/12

Times: W | 6 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $15 R | $18 NR

Location: Community Center

Learn basic bike maintenance and repair with cycling experts WubCo, LLC. Bring your bike to class and leave ready to ride! 

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1000 Hours Outdoors Challenge

Cost: $5

Location: Community Center

Join in this nationwide challenge! Are you up for spending 1,000 hours outside? Mark your start date at the top of your form and tally up 1,000 hours of outdoor time. After every 250 hours, you will receive a small…

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PizZingo

Dates: 5/14

Times: F | 6 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $12 RES | $14 NR

Location: Community Center Parking Lot

What could be better than pizza? Papa John’s Pizza AND Bingo! Bring your family for a fun and safe evening of playing drive-in Bingo. Families remain in their car and sound is transmitted through a specified FM radio station. Winners…

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Wheels & Waffles

Dates: 5/8

Times: Sa | Various time slots

Cost: $6 RES | $8 NR

Location: Hilliard’s Station Park

Celebrate National Bike month with Wheels and Waffles! Hop on the Heritage Rail Trail, take a detour, and roll over to Hilliard’s Station Park. Pick up a waffle to-go from Coffee Connections, enjoy live music, spend time with some of…

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Kids in the Kitchen | Ages 3 – 5 yrs

Dates: 5/7 - 5/28

Times: F | 10 - 10:45 a.m.

Cost: $30 RES | $35 NR

Location: Community Center, Meeting Room

Get your kids out of the house and into our kitchen. Kids love to cook, and this fun class gives them hands-on experience in the kitchen. Each class focuses on a different theme. Join us for a deliciously good time!…

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Stories at the Station | Ages 3 – 5 yrs

Dates: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Times: M | 6 - 7:15 p.m.

Cost: $5 RES | $8 NR

Location: Hilliard’s Station Park

Children enjoy a story each day incorporating additional activities such as nature, creative dramatics, music and movement, and mathematics. Children must be potty trained. Advance registration is required. Parents are not required to stay on site. 

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Stories at the Station | Ages 3 – 5 yrs

Dates: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26

Times: W | 10 - 11:15 a.m.

Cost: $5 RES | $8 NR

Location: Hilliard’s Station Park

Children enjoy a story each day incorporating additional activities such as nature, creative dramatics, music and movement, and mathematics. Children must be potty trained. Advance registration is required. Parents are not required to stay on site. 

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Safety Town | Children entering kindergarten

Dates: 6/14 - 6/18

Times: M - F | 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $45R | $45NR

Location: Norwich Elementary School

REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY, APRIL 26 AT 9 A.M. Join Hilliard’s finest police officers, firefighters, educators, and other public service workers for lifelong lessons on traffic and pedestrian safety, animal safety, poison control, and stranger danger. Safety Town is open to…

Fake village for Safety Town

Safety Town | Children entering kindergarten

Dates: 6/14 - 6/18

Times: M - F | 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $45R | $45NR

Location: Norwich Elementary School

REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY, APRIL 26 AT 9 A.M. Join Hilliard’s finest police officers, firefighters, educators, and other public service workers for lifelong lessons on traffic and pedestrian safety, animal safety, poison control, and stranger danger. Safety Town is open to…

Fake village for Safety Town

Safety Town in a Bag | Children entering kindergarten

Dates: 6/14 - 6/18

Cost: $5

Location: Bag Pick up Norwich Elementary School

If your child is unable to attend Safety Town in person, we are offering “Safety Town in A Bag”! Participants will receive a daily curriculum email and a bag with swag from our partners and sponsors that includes a bike…

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Little Sluggers’ T-Ball | Ages

Dates: 4/26 - 6/7 (No class 5/31)

Times: M | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $80 RES | $96 NR

Location: Municipal Park, Ball Field 7

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Amazing Athletes | Ages 4 – 5 yrs

Dates: 5/11 - 6/15

Times: T | 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $78 RES | $93 NR

Location: Municipal Park, Aspen Shelter

Amazing Athletes is a sports and physical fitness program designed to empower preschoolers through positive experiences that focus on building confidence and achieving motor-development milestones. This program is held outside unless inclement weather occurs.

A little boy kicking a soccer ball while kids play soccer in the background

Amazing Athletes | Ages 4 – 5 yrs

Dates: 5/15 - 6/26 (No class 5/29)

Times: Sa | 3 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $78 RES | $93 NR

Location: Municipal Park, Aspen Shelter

Amazing Athletes is a sports and physical fitness program designed to empower preschoolers through positive experiences that focus on building confidence and achieving motor-development milestones. This program is held outside unless inclement weather occurs.

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Amazing Athletes Tots | Ages 2 – 3 yrs

Dates: 5/11 - 6/15

Times: T | 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $78 RES | $93 NR

Location: Municipal Park, Aspen Shelter

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Amazing Athletes Tots | Ages 2 – 3 yrs

Dates: 5/15 - 6/26 (No class 5/29)

Times: Sa | 3:30 - 4 p.m.

Cost: $78 RES | $93 NR

Location: Municipal Park, Aspen Shelter

Dave Judson handing food to a senior citizen in the drive through

Drive-Through Senior Lunches

Times: T & Th | Noon

Location: Hilliard Senior Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Way

Drive under the portico at the Hilliard Senior Center and pick up a hot lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make a reservation by 4 p.m. the preceding day by calling 614-876-0747.

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Kind Care Call

Do you know a local senior who lives alone and might need someone to “check in” on them during the coronavirus emergency?  Sign them up for the City of Hilliard Kind Care Call program! City staff will call these seniors…

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Kind Care Cards

Do you know a local senior who would enjoy receiving a card on the holidays?  Sign them up for the City of Hilliard Kind Care Card program! Email Amy Van Huffel at avanhuffel@hilliardohio.gov or call (614) 876-0747 between 8 a.m….

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Reflections

Times: F | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Seniors, we want to hear your stories!  Register for a time slot, and share stories about your life – Where you’re from, where you’ve lived, where you’ve worked, your family history, your kids and grandkids, your hobbies and projects, and…

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Creation at the Station | Ages 5 – 7 yrs

Dates: 5/4 - 5/25

Times: T | 5 - 6 p.m.

Cost: $50 RES | $60 NR

Get back to the basics in this fun art class at Hilliard’s Station Park. Participants will explore different art forms during this four-week program. Each lesson will focus on an artist and include walking trips in Old Hilliard to observe…

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Creation at the Station | Ages 8 – 11 yrs

Dates: 5/4 - 5/25

Times: T | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 RES | $60 NR

Location: Hilliard’s Station Park

Get back to the basics in this fun art class at Hilliard’s Station Park. Participants will explore different art forms during this four-week program. Each lesson will focus on an artist and include walking trips in Old Hilliard to observe…

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Sharknado REC-tivity Bag | 4 – 11 yrs

Dates: 5/21

Times: F | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $12 RES

Location: Delivered

Whip yourself into a frenzy with the Sharknado Rec-tivity bag. Take a bite out of spring and gear up for the impending shark storm. Delivery on Friday, May 21. 

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Birding for Beginners | Ages 8 – 11 yrs

Dates: 5/6 - 5/27

Times: Th | 6 - 6:45 p.m.

Cost: $20 RES | $25 NR

Location: Different locations each week

Our birding enthusiasts are passionate about their feathered friends. Each week, learn about a new bird and take a hike in a different Hilliard park.

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Rec Camp | Ages 5.5 – 11 yrs

Times: M - F | 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $160 RES | $175 NR

Location: Community Center

Summer Rec Camp is back and now offered for 11 weeks! This enrichment-style day camp is offered 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays from June 1 through August 13 (except July 2 and 5). Camp activities include outdoor group games,…

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Minor League Baseball | Ages 5-7 yrs

Dates: 4/26 - 6/7

Times: M | 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Cost: $80R | $96NR

Location: Municipal Park, Ball Field 8

This program is an introduction to coach-pitch baseball for beginning baseball players. Participants will learn batting, fielding, throwing, and catching and play a modified, noncompetitive game each week. No class 5/31.

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Karate | Ages 10 and Up

Dates: 4/14 - 5/26, 5/5 - 5/26

Times: W | 6 - 8 p.m.

Cost: $70R | $84NR

Location: Community Center, Gym - Whole

Participants learn practical skills for self-defense at their own pace. The class begins with stretching and warm-ups and may include kata, sparring, and general self-defense. Pre-registration is now required! Participants will be asked to wear masks and eliminate physical contact…

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Amazing Athletes P.E. | Ages 7 – 8 p.m

Dates: 5/11 - 6/15

Times: T | 7 - 8 p.m

Location: Municipal Park, Aspen Shelter

Amazing Athletes P.E. is a game-based sports program designed to engage older children in active wellness through advanced physical fitness challenges and interactive sports lessons. This program is held outside unless inclement weather occurs.