The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for reserving a number of facilities in the parks, including shelters, athletic fields and the historic Log Cabin. The Parks & Recreation Department’s maintenance team also maintains the Groveport Recreation Center, Groveport Aquatic Center and many other undeveloped neighborhood parks/greenways at the present time.
The City of Groveport has been a TREE CITY USA community for nineteen years. The City's Parks & Recreation Department along with the Street Tree & Decorations Committee annually celebrates Arbor Day with students and teachers from a local school. Staff and Committee Members interact with the students by discussing the importance of trees. Staff also reads a Proclamation from the Mayor and plants a tree on the school grounds.
The Parks & Recreation Department encourages residents to plant trees on their property for multiple reasons: 1). Trees absorb carbon dioxide and provide the air we breathe 2). Trees provide shade 3). Trees provide beauty 4). Trees increase porperty value 5). Wooded areas provide places to play, hike, climb and relax 6). Trees improve water quality 7). Trees provide homes for animals 8). Trees reduce erosion 9). Trees provide products such as wood, furniture and paper and 10). Trees help to lower the temperature.