Healthy: Fall 2021

RECREATION SERVICES SAYS THANK YOU It’s been quite a year for our members, participants, instructors and staff. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank all of you for your patience, flexibility, kindness, and loyalty throughout the pandemic. We certainly could not have made it through the tough times without you! You have shown such a commitment to your physical and mental health and placed your trust in us to keep you safe. We are tremendously proud to serve you and our community, each and every day. Thank you!

CAPRA NATIONAL ACCREDITATION RECOGNITION AWARD 2010 & 2015 The City of Dublin Parks and nine agencies in Ohio to receive national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). We achieved Recreation Department is one of 184 agencies in the country and one of

re-accreditation in 2015, and distinguished ourselves even further by meeting all 144 standards. To become accredited, agencies must demonstrate their ability to meet at least 85 percent of the standards. We are pleased to exceed the standards for the benefit of our residents and guests.

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL At-Large Council Members Mayor Chris Amorose Groomes Christina Alutto Andy Keeler

Ward Representatives Greg Peterson, Ward 1 Jane Fox, Ward 2 John Reiner, Ward 3 Vice Mayor Cathy De Rosa, Ward 4

Clerk of Council Jennifer Delgado Dublin City Manager Dana McDaniel

PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN The Department of Parks and Recreation creates parks, programs, activities and facilities that provide fun and life- enriching opportunities for our diverse community. Dublin values, promotes and is committed to continued investment in a healthy and balanced community lifestyle. To learn more, read the Dublin Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which was developed by our community and adopted by Dublin City Council in 2010 here on our website. open-space/parks-and-recreation-master-plan/ COMMUNITY SERVICES ADVISORY COMMISSION Vivekanandan Arunachalam (Chair) Elizabeth McClain (Vice Chair) Steve Dritz Alice Kanonchoff Hong Qiu Jim Snider Thomas Strup

Virtually DiRECt in 2021 Virtually DiRECt brings the best of the Dublin Community Recreation Center direct to you! We want to help you stay fit and stay connected to the classes you love, and the instructors who will continue to motivate you now and to the future. Check out our Virtually DiRECt offerings at To learn more about all DiRECt has to offer, visit

On the Cover City of Dublin’s Officer Burks befriends a storm trooper at Spooktacular, one of the City’s signature events held at the DCRC. The City of Dublin’s Recreation Services and Events staff are excited to see all the little ghosts and goblins this year on Thursday, October 14. More details on the event can be found at DublinOhioUSA .gov/halloween-spooktacular/.

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