Classes & Camps

The City of Hilliard, Recreation and Parks Department is excited to announce program options for the month of December. 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 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.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Dates: 12/23

Times: W | 1 - 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Donate the gift of life on December 23 from 1-7 pm at the Hilliard Senior Center. Make an appointment by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RedCross or by visiting Walk-ins will be accepted. The Red Cross is taking precautions for COVID-19 to ensure your…

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Santa Video | All ages

Cost: Free

This free offering will be your go to option if looking for a quick generalized video for your child to watch. Video will include Santa himself reading a quick holiday book while tying Hilliard info into the message to make…

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Santa Calls – Personalized | All ages

Cost: $3R | $5NR

A popular choice for children who want to hear Santa’s voice while adding in a personal touch for your child. When registering, please be sure to select a day and time, and Santa will call your child within that time…

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Santa Video Message – Personalized | All ages

Cost: $5R | $7NR

The last option is the best of both worlds! Your child will receive a personalized video message created by Santa in the North Pole and sent directly to your email by Friday, December 18. Questions will be asked during registration…

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Senior Secret Santa

Dates: Drop-Off Gift Donations from December 1 – 11

Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Hilliard Senior Center, 3810 Veteran's Memorial Dr.

If you would like to give back this holiday season, consider becoming a Secret Santa for a local Hilliard senior!  Drop-off your gift at the front doors of the Hilliard Senior Center, 3810 Veteran’s Memorial Dr.  A donation bin will…

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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 or call (614) 876-0747 between 8 a.m….

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Drive-Through Senior Lunches

Dates: 12/1 - 12/29

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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Dates: 12/4 - 12/18

Times: F | 10 a.m. - 2 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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Winter Break REC-tivity Holiday Bag | Ages 5 – 11 yrs

Dates: 12/18 drop off at resident’s door-step

Cost: $12R

If you signed up for our summer Boredom Buster Bags, then you will love the Winter Break REC-tivity Holiday bag! The bag is filled with all things to keep your school age child occupied throughout the break and may include…

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Ornament Design Party REC-tivity Bag | Ages 4 – 6 yrs

Dates: 12/18 drop off at resident’s door-step

Cost: $12R

All the fixings for a holiday ornament decorating party at home with your family. You and your child(ren) will work together to create a variety of ornaments. These ornaments will make great gifts for family members. Registration is per child….

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STEM Sports – Skyhawks Engineering Workshop – Soccer Goal Line Technology | Ages 6 – 12 yrs

Dates: 12/3

Times: Th | 6 - 7:30 PM

Cost: $20R | $24NR

Location: Virtual

Students will learn about the advancements in soccer goal-line technology and how it has been used in the World Cup to inform the referees if the entire ball crosses the goal line. Students will use the Engineering Design Cycle to…

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STEM Sports – Skyhawks Engineering Workshop – Basketball Engineering Design Process | Ages 6 – 12 yrs

Dates: 12/10

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

Cost: $20R | $24NR

Location: Virtual;

Students will use the Engineering Design Cycle to brainstorm, design and build a mechanical shooting device, then they will test their device to see if it works. Students will redesign the mechanical shooting device and retest to see if they…

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STEM Sports – Skyhawks Engineering Workshop – Basketball Advancement in Shoe Technology | Ages 6 – 12

Dates: 12/17

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

Cost: $20R | $24NR

Location: Virtual

Students will learn about the advancements of basketball shoe technology over the last 100 years and how the improvements to the shoes have an impact on both the health and the performance of a basketball player. Students will use their…