AMENITIES & FEATURES
On behalf of Mayor Lance Westcamp and City Council, welcome to the 67,000 square foot state-of-the-art Groveport Recreation Center. The twelve-million dollar GRC is owned and operated by the City of Groveport. The facility opened on January 10, 2004 and proudly serves the City of Groveport residents and all of southeast-central Ohio. The facility is located in the beautiful 82-acre Groveport Park.
Das KaffeeHaus Emergency Kaffee Unit
The City of Groveport has contracted with Das KaffeeHaus (a European style coffee house in Lithopolis) to provide imported hot & cold coffee drinks, tea, bagels & fresh fruit to patrons. Amy and Joe Contino of Das KaffeeHaus retro-fitted an ambulance and it will be stationed in the parking lot just outside the Groveport Recreation Center. Hours will be posted weekly inside the Groveport Recreation Center. This service began in May of 2014.
The most heavily used portion of the GRC is the fitness center. Novice and veteran exercise equipment users will enjoy our many pieces of equipment. If you are not sure how to use a certain piece of equipment, just stop by the Fitness Desk. Our Fitness Attendants will be happy to assist you, but are not certified to give you a workout plan. Certified Personal Trainers are available at an additional cost.
Magnum - All of our 16 pieces of Magnum Selectorize have instructional placards, offer custom fitting and easy weight selection and change. A total muscle workout can be achieved by going through a circuit.
Hammer Strength - This is the same equipment used by many college and professional sports teams. Users actually load free weight on to the equipment. 18-pieces fill the space. Users are amazed at the smooth plane of movement. Many of the upper body pieces offer bi-angular movement.
Dumb Bells - The GRC offers dumb bells ranging from 2 lbs. to 80 lbs. and also has a number of moveable benches and smaller weight bars to choose from.
Cardiovascular Machines – The GRC offers a wide array of cardio machines (Precor, Cybex, Life Fitness & Star Trac). Below is a list of our machines:
15 – Treadmills
12 – Cross Trainers
4 – Arc Trainers
5 – Upright Bikes
8 – Recumbent Bikes
2 – Stair Climbers
1 – NU Step
2 – AMTs (Adaptive Motion Trainer)
1 – Rowing Machine.
Other Equipment – Non-traditional equipment includes Smith Machine, Functional Trainer, Precore Stretcher, Paramount Assist Chin & Dip, medicine balls, stability balls, abdominal roller, body bars, etc. The fitness center also has 10-televisions, equipped with Broadcast Vision. Simply bring in your personal FM radio with headset and listen to one of the stations.
Relax or swim some laps in our indoor 145,000 gallon pool that is complete with zero-depth entry leisure area, frog slide (for children 10 years of age & under), lazy river, lap pool, diving boards and lounge chairs. The water temperature is kept between 83 and 86 degrees.
The GRC employs Amercian Red Cross Certified Lifeguards. Classes offered in the pool include Water Aerobics, National Arthritis Foundation Classes, Swim Lessons and Lifeguarding Classes.
Note: The indoor pool has different hours than the building itself. Schedules are available at the front desk.
Our elevated 1/10-mile track is composed of shock absorbing rubber. The track is three lanes wide and the traffic pattern alternates daily (see signage).
The GRC has 2-regulation size gymnasiums, complete with floating hardwood floors, adjustable height basketball rims, digital scoreboards, spectator seating and divider curtain. The gym schedule is posted in the hallway outside the gym doors. Balls can be checked out for use at the Fitness Desk (ID required). The gyms are used for basketball, volleyball, soccer, kickball, dodgeball, special events, dances and more.
Rock Climbing Wall
Are you looking to try something new? Not afraid of heights? If so, give our 30-foot wall a try. Up to four climbers can scale the wall at one time. Climbers must be at least 5 years of age. Use of the wall is free with a GRC Membership or Day Pass. The climbing wall is open as follows:
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Group Fitness Studio
A majority of our fitness classes are held in the studio. The rooms does not have any windows, so privacy is never an issue. The room’s floors are suspended which makes exercising easier on the joints. Other amenities include mirrors, ballet bar and premium sound system. For a complete listing of classes, please visit the Fitness section of the website.
Kiddin’ Around Babysitting Room
GRC Members, drop your children (6 months – 6 years of age) off with us while you workout. The cost is $2.50 per hour/child or parents may purchase a 20-visit punch card for $45 (each punch will serve as an hour increment per child). Our staff will interact and play with all of the children. Parents must remain in the facility and our staff cannot watch your child for more than two hours. Hours of operation are noted below:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please note that effective June 1, 2010, the GRC will staff the Kiddin’ Around Room with one-person during the weekday hours and Saturday morning hours. These hours are staff with 2-people during the school year. We will continue to keep our one staff per six children ratio. This means that we will take a maximum of 6-children during these times. The staffing level will remain in effect until after Labor Day weekend.
The GRC offers both Male, Female and Family Locker Rooms. All of the rooms also lead out to the indoor pool deck. Please bring your own lock as lockers are for daily use only.
The GRC has four rooms that might be able to accommodate your event or family gathering. The GRC is a great place to hold a birthday party, family reunion, baby shower or work related meeting. Rates are very affordable and we take care of the set up.
Expansive Lobby & Lounge
Relax in one of our leather over-sized chairs or couches after your workout or grab a snack from one of our vending machines and eat at one of our many tables.
Hall of Honor
The Groveport Hall of Honor, which was established by Mayor Lance Westcamp in 2006, is located inside the Groveport Recreation Center. Plaques detailing each inductee’s accomplishments are on display in the hallway between the two gymnasiums. The purpose of the Hall of Honor is to recognize individuals (living or deceased) who through their performance and achievements (volunteer service, public service, athletic endeavors or other related service) reflect credit on the City of Groveport so that citizens may find identity with the past and establish goals for the future. Current members of the Hall of Honor include Eric Smith, John Frye and Jim McKee.
Groveport Senior Center
The Groveport Senior Center is attached to the Groveport Recreation Center. This spacious facility is complete with private restrooms, kitchen, sitting room, arts & crafts area, lounge with big screen television, leather furniture, pool table, shuffle board and more. Non-residents are also welcome. For further information regarding membership, activities, trips, meals, etc., contact Deb Scholl-Saulnier (Senior Citizens Coordinator) at 614-836-4599.