Dublin Area Recreation & Health
The City of Dublin Recreation Services offers hundreds of programs and activities for individuals of all ages, from preschool through teen, adult to senior citizens. Our program and activities brochure, Healthy, is published and distributed three times per year, in March, August and December. Copies are available at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) and online at www.DublinOhioUSA.gov/recreation.
Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Road, Dublin OH 43017 614-410-4550
The DCRC is a 110,000 square foot facility located in Coffman Park, 5600 Post Rd.The DCRC is a state-of-the-art facility offering Dublin residents and corporate citizens an extensive array of recreation and sports activities. Facilities include a fitness area, group fitness studios, gymnasium, running/walking track, competition and leisure pools and babysitting room.
Annual passes to the DCRC are available to Dublin-based employees for $240, and are valid from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. For additional costs, members may register for a wide variety of group fitness classes, and specialized programs such as Pilates, TRX and yoga. Personal training and specialized fitness testing is also available.
The DCRC features a 4,000 square foot community hall, seating up to 300, to accommodate business meetings or social gatherings. A/V equipment and Internet access are complimentary. Two smaller meeting rooms are available for groups of up to 12 people.
The 200-seat Abbey Theater is ideal for lectures, presentations and performances, offering complete lighting, sound and video systems along with experienced technical support staff. For more information, contact the facility reservations staff at614-410-4550, or visit www.DublinOhioUSA.gov/recreation.
Dublin Community Pools
Season passes to the outdoor pools are only available for purchase at the Dublin Community Recreation Center front desk.Outdoor pools are not equipped to sell season passes. A Dublin Community Pool season pass allows access to both the Dublin Community Pool North and South Pools.
The Dublin Community Pool North,5660 Dublinshire Dr. (located in Earlington Park), and the Dublin Community Pool South, 6363 Woerner-Temple Road, are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Memberships are available to Dublin residents, and to non-residents, on a limited basis.
Senior Citizens Programs
Senior citizens are offered a wide variety of programming options at the Dublin Community Recreation Center. Anyone age 55 or older is eligible to join the Dublin Community Senior Citizens Group.Regular programming options include activities such as movie afternoons, card play, pottery classes, exercise classes and a theater troupe. There are a variety of special events including guest speakers, dancing, cooking classes and musical performances.
A senior lounge, which includes a library, is open to all group members from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Annual dues are $15 per person for Dublin residents and $20 for school district residents and non-residents. Membership privileges include participation in all general and special activities, a monthly newsletter, a name badge, and eligibility to serve on committees and programs. Additional charges may be required for certain events. The group also hosts a monthly potluck meeting at 11:15 a.m. at the Dublin Community Recreation Center on the second Monday of each month, except May and December. Guests are asked to bring a main dish to serve 10.
In conjunction with Dublin City Schools and the City of Dublin Recreation Services, Dublin Youth Athletics (DYA) provides youth participants with a variety of recreational and competitive sports. DYA is an association of parent volunteers and offers youth leagues in baseball, softball, tee-ball,golf, basketball, lacrosse and volleyball. Visit www.dya.com for more information.
The Dublin Football League (DFL) offers football for boys in grades 1-5. For more information visit www.dublinfootball.org.The Dublin Soccer League offers fall and spring outdoor soccer recreation programs for children5 to 19-years-old. Both travel and recreationalprograms are available. For more information,call 614-793-8320 or visit dublinsoccer.net.
Dublin Community Recreation Services (DCRC) offers organized league sports including softball,basketball, volleyball, bocce, badminton and tennis.Adults, teens and youth have the opportunity to take golf and tennis lessons. Open gyms are available throughout the year. For more information call the DCRC at 614-410-4550 or visit www.DublinOhioUSA.gov/recreation-services.
Dublin’s Skate Park
Open Daily from Dawn to 11 p.m.
Dublin’s skate park is located at 6565 Commerce Parkway, near theJustice Center. The park incorporates features for all ages, styles andexperience levels for both skateboarding and rollerblading. Spohn Ranch,an industry leader in skate park design and build, designed the park to beunique to the Dublin community. The Coffman Park expansion will also
include tennis and basketball courts.
The Miracle League of Central Ohio provides a custom-designed venue for special needs children to play baseball. The diamond, located at Darree Fields Park, 6259 Cosgray Road, incorporates a cushioned,synthetic surface with base paths,bases, batters’ box, pitcher’s mound,and home plate painted on the surface. This design eliminates barriers for children who are visually impaired, wheelchair or walker restricted, or who use any type of mobile device.The baseball season runs three months annually starting in May.For more information, visit www.ohiomiracleleague.org.
Fun on the Water
The City of Dublin is committed to providing residents access to waterways. Currently there are three formal access points for canoes and kayaks in Dublin:
• Amberleigh Community Park, Dublin Springs Park and Emerald Parkway Bridge Parking Lot (beneath I-270 on Riverside Drive)
Additionally, fishing is permitted and encouraged in all City of Dublin ponds, with three parks offering formal fishing access:
• Amberleigh Park, Donegal Cliffs and Kiwanis Riverway Park
A fishing license is not required in City of Dublin ponds, but is required when fishing in the Scioto River or its direct tributaries.