Community Center/Rec and Parks Survey

Many Hilliard residents have long said it would be wonderful to have a modern community center similar to those offered in neighboring cities.

In the past few months, the City has been performing a feasibility study to determine if it would be practical to construct and operate such a center, perhaps along the lines as those offered in Westerville, Dublin, and Worthington.

This study also is exploring what kinds of amenities residents think would be most desirable in such a center. Would you like to see swimming pools? Indoor tracks? Workout facilities? Gymnasiums? Yoga studios?

This research included a community survey and regional market assessment that examine the types of recreational facilities, programs, and services needed in Hilliard and nearby communities.

The results of the survey and market study were presented to City Council and the public April 12, but if you did not get a chance to take that survey we still want to hear your thoughts on recreation, parks, and a possible community center. Share your thoughts by taking the survey below!

City Council members will then have information that will help us answer two important, related questions:

  • Do we believe our community wants and would benefit from a community center?
  • Would voters support a new community center by approving a 0.5-percent income tax increase that would be mainly paid by people who live in other communities (such as Columbus) but work in Hilliard? The resulting revenue would be earmarked for construction and operation of the center, increased senior center programs and facilities, acquiring and developing future parks and trails, maintenance of existing parks and facilities, new athletic fields, and other recreation and parks priorities.

City Council expects to consider this topic in June. We will be sure that you, our community, have opportunities to weigh in on the subject.

Many Hilliard residents have long said it would be wonderful to have a modern community center similar to those offered in neighboring cities.

In the past few months, the City has been performing a feasibility study to determine if it would be practical to construct and operate such a center, perhaps along the lines as those offered in Westerville, Dublin, and Worthington.

This study also is exploring what kinds of amenities residents think would be most desirable in such a center. Would you like to see swimming pools? Indoor tracks? Workout facilities? Gymnasiums? Yoga studios?

This research included a community survey and regional market assessment that examine the types of recreational facilities, programs, and services needed in Hilliard and nearby communities.

The results of the survey and market study were presented to City Council and the public April 12, but if you did not get a chance to take that survey we still want to hear your thoughts on recreation, parks, and a possible community center. Share your thoughts by taking the survey below!

City Council members will then have information that will help us answer two important, related questions:

  • Do we believe our community wants and would benefit from a community center?
  • Would voters support a new community center by approving a 0.5-percent income tax increase that would be mainly paid by people who live in other communities (such as Columbus) but work in Hilliard? The resulting revenue would be earmarked for construction and operation of the center, increased senior center programs and facilities, acquiring and developing future parks and trails, maintenance of existing parks and facilities, new athletic fields, and other recreation and parks priorities.

City Council expects to consider this topic in June. We will be sure that you, our community, have opportunities to weigh in on the subject.

Do you have questions about the Recreation and Parks survey, possible community center, or possible income tax initiative? Ask us and we'll do our best to answer!

Ask us!

Why don't you ask a question?