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Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday June 8. See the agenda here.

Residents Approve Funding For Issue 22; City Details New Community Center Timeline

Thank you, City of Hilliard voters, for supporting Issue 22! On Nov. 2, our residents passed the ballot initiative with a 62 percent “YES” vote, creating a permanent funding source for City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks.

Your support will change Hilliard Recreation and Parks – and, in many ways, our community! The high-profile project that will come from Issue 22 will be construction of a modern community center on about 150 acres of parkland to be developed just west of Municipal Park.

The goal is for the center to open in 2024: Residents will help us determine the amenities in this community center, but we know it will include such great things as an indoor aquatics center, modern fitness facilities, flexible gymnasium spaces, classroom spaces for expanded programming for all ages, and a new senior center.

But the revenue the City of Hilliard receives thanks to your support will also mean more trails in our community, additional athletic fields, new parks, and other great amenities.

In 2022, watch for completion of the playground project at Lakewood Park, the completion of several projects at Father DePietro Park, and paving improvements in Municipal Park – all thanks to funding from Issue 22.

“Part of the promise the City makes when asking the community to entrust it with tax funds is that our residents will be part of the process of deciding how that money is spent. We also must promise to report back to the community about those investments,” said City Manager Michelle Crandall.

“Residents will be included in the process of planning the future community center, as well as other future parks and recreation projects. We look forward to sharing the progress with our community as we make these improvements!”

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Fun. Friends. FUTURE! 

May 30, 2023

Hear from former City of Hilliard employees who started their successful careers with seasonal jobs here in Hilliard.

So what are they up to now and how did the City prepare them for the future?

Watch the video to hear from some of our standout alumni and learn about future jobs with the City of Columbus, OSU James Cancer Hospital, and Columbus City Schools. 

Pave the way for a bright FUTURE with the City of Hilliard. Apply for open seasonal positions today and let the fun begin! 🙂

Celebration at the Station returns to Hilliard’s Station Park

May 25, 2023

The sounds of summer will once again be heard in Downtown Hilliard at the City’s popular concert series! Starting June 1, Celebration at the Station kicks off at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday of the summer.

The free concert series lineup of 10 live shows runs through Aug. 10 and spans multiple musical genres, from ’80s rock and Top 40, to hip-hop and country.

“We are thrilled to bring such a talented group of musicians to Hilliard’s Station Park this summer,” said Kristan Turner, Event Planner for the City of Hilliard. “I’m excited to welcome back many of our favorite returning acts along with several new ones that I think the community will love.”

Below is the complete lineup for Celebration at the Station.

June 1 – Alexis Gomez
June 8 – Zack Attack
June 15 – Alan Carl
June 22 – Walk of Shame
July 6 – Fabulous Johnson Brothers
July 13 – Swagg
July 20 – Conspiracy
July 27 – New Frontier
Aug. 3 – Reaganomics
Aug. 10 – Trailer Park Ninjas

The fountains at Hilliard’s Station Park will be off during concerts. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, dine at local restaurants, and partake in the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA). No tickets are required – these concerts are free!

Celebration at the Station is funded by the City of Hilliard and business donations. Thank you to the following sponsors for making Celebration at the Station possible.

Concert Series Sponsors:

Partner Sponsors:

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City Council Seeking Applications for RPAC Vacancy

May 3, 2023

Hilliard City Council is accepting applications to fill a partial term on the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee, which will provide recommendations and advice on a variety of topics.

Generally, topics the committee has been reviewing include development of existing parkland; recreational facilities; trails and bikeways; health, wellness, and recreational programming and policy; and updates to strategic plans. Major topics include the new Community Center and the future development of athletic fields and other park amenities.

In addition to representatives of Hilliard City Council and Hilliard City School District, the committee includes residents and up to three City of Hilliard high school students from Hilliard’s three high schools.

To apply for this partial vacancy on the Recreation and Parks Committee with a term ending February 2025, send a letter of interest and a resume by May 26 to Diane Werbrich at

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