Parks & Recreation

In Powell, we work hard but play hard too. The City of Powell’s Parks & Recreation Department offers the perfect environment for spending time with family, friends, and building lasting memories for our children.

Powell is home to 114 acres of parkland, a splash pad, 29 miles of interconnecting bike trails, and over 200 recreational, leisure and educational activities.

So relax, reconnect with your family, and enjoy the fun activities Powell has to offer – right in your own backyard.


Powell’s eight award-winning parks offer something for everyone. You can play a game of tennis, basketball, or cheer your child’s baseball team to victory. You can hike the nature trails, fish, or try your hand at horseshoe. Or you can enjoy a picnic lunch beneath the shade of mature trees, in a gazebo or under a spacious park shelter.

From our parks you can walk or bike to historic downtown Powell, pick up a book at the local library, take a swim at the Powell pool, or enjoy a refreshing treat at one of our many ice cream shops.

With soccer fields, a skate park, playgrounds and trails to connect them all, you can get wherever you need to go in Powell, while always staying close to home.

Adventure Park – 260 Adventure Park Drive

As one of our busiest parks, you’ll not only find our Parks & Recreation Department offices located here, but a 17,000 square-foot skate park, playground, basketball courts and a variety of recreation programs held inside and outside for all to enjoy. You’ll also find our two on-site gazebos at this location, great for hosting a picnic or small gathering.

Arbor Ridge Park – 500 Bennett Parkway

Visitors can step onto our tennis courts for a competitive game of tennis, play the day away on our handicapped accessible playground or fly a kite as the winds blow through the open green space at the park. This park is also home to the Powell-Kiwanis Community Garden.

Beechwood Park – located behind Scioto Ridge Elementary School

Adjacent to Adventure Park, Beechwood Park is a heavily wooded nature preserve offering great opportunities for hiking or educational programming.

Library Park – 420 South Liberty Street

Athletic fields make up a significant portion of this park with wide open spaces within a short distance from a well-established gathering of native Ohio trees. Mixed in are a variety of court games and a playground for kids of all ages to enjoy. Pickleball courts were recently added to this park. The local library is also located in the park if you’re looking for an interesting book to check out before heading home.

Meadowview Park – 329 Ashmoore Drive

Nestled in the heart of the Ashmoore subdivision, Meadowview Park boasts a winding forest trail, a leisurely fishing pond, and playground. The cattails surrounding the pond offer not only a good hiding place for the many animals that call this park home, but a serene backdrop for a relaxing afternoon picnic.

Murphy Park – 47 Murphy Parkway

Once the location of car races, the first Delaware County Fair, and a party barn, you’ll find Murphy Park a quiet site featuring two playgrounds, horse shoe and bocce ball areas, as well as a summer shelter house available to rent for birthday parties, reunions or cookouts.

Oak Park – South Liberty Street across the street from Library Park

Named for a two hundred year old swamp oak tree, residents can enjoy a stroll through this quiet nature preserve near the southern edge of Powell.

Village Green Park – 47 Hall Street

Located in the heart of the City, Village Green Park has something for everyone! Events such as the annual Powell Festival, are held here, along with children making waves in the ever-popular Splash Pad, and you can often hear music filling the air from our concert amphitheater. Truly the gathering place for the community, this park is alive with activity all year long. The municipal offices and police department are also adjacent to the park.

Seldom Seen Park – 3240 Seldom Seen Road – Opening in 2020


The City of Powell’s Parks & Recreation Guide features more than 200 diverse year-round activities for your whole family.

Our comprehensive class selection includes sports, martial arts and exercise classes. We offer creative programs such as arts and crafts, cooking, jewelry making, gardening and more.

Our tweens and teens can become certified in babysitting. Our middle school students can prepare for their academic future. There are even classes that can teach you how to train your family dog.

So no matter what you’d like to learn or do, you can find a class that covers it in Powell’s Parks & Recreation Guide. We invite you to take a look and register today.

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Splash Pad in Village Green Park

Please note: The Splash Pad remains closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. While the Splash Pad may not be open at this time, our playgrounds, basketball courts and other park amenities have reopened.

Cool off from the heat of the spring and summer at the Splash Pad, located in Village Green Park. While you’re there, visit the solar picnic pavilion, which provides picnic tables and shade while supplying energy to the Municipal Building. The Pavilion cannot be rented out for private events. Before visiting the Splash Pad, check the City’s homepage on the website or Facebook page to see if the Splash Pad is open or closed.

Additional Resources

Bike Path Map

Liberty Township Parks

Olentangy Little League

Olentangy Swim Association (Powell Pool)

Olentangy Youth Athletic Association

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Silas Bowers
Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation
614.885.5380 ext.1065
Gina Kolp
Recreation Leader
614.885.5380 ext.1069