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Emergency kit

Preparing for Emergencies

Winter weather and Spring tornado season can bring the potential for strong and damaging storms. Now is the time to prepare your family for such emergencies.

Ready.gov features many tips and a checklist of items to include in an emergency kit.

40,000 Kids Receive PLAY Scholarships

Columbus Recreation and Parks’ programs, camps, classes and sports offer kids much more than something to do – they help kids develop social and academic skills, provide opportunities for physical activity and serve as a safe, supportive place for kids to spend time. The PLAY Scholarship Fund was created because the City of Columbus believes all kids deserve the chance to play regardless of ability to pay. Financially-challenged families with children 18 years and younger can apply for a PLAY Scholarship for any fee-based program offered through Columbus Recreation and Parks. Since 1993, more than 40,000 children have received PLAY scholarships,

Sammons Park

Youth Baseball Park Gets Cutting-edge Improvements

Sammons Park (formerly Sills Park) has been a big part of kids’ recreational baseball for decades. This park is one of only five parks in Columbus where our youth baseball leagues are played. Thanks to cutting-edge technology and the generosity of community partners, Sammons Park received safety improvements.

Public Meetings & Hearings

COVID-19 School District Updates

Public districts in our area are back to some in person learning. Groveport Madison, Hamilton Local, and Columbus City Schools are currently operating blended learning models, where students spend half of their time in the physical classroom. Some students (for example, Columbus City’s middle and high school students) remain in fully virtual classes.  Districts continue to offer …

Saving on Home Energy Bills

Saving on Home Energy Bills

MORPC offers home energy efficiency (weatherization) and safety services at no cost to income-eligible residents in Franklin County. The program helps keep homeowners and renters warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, all while lowering energy bills.