Join in our efforts to fortify our quality of life and leave a rich legacy for the future. There are many opportunities for individuals and businesses to play a role in and through the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department to make a difference. Learn about just few of the ways to give back below.

Through sponsorship, organizations can help add value to existing or upcoming events, programs or projects. Supporting parks and recreation as a business or an individual is among the most visible and public ways for a sponsor to demonstrate environmental dedication and commitment to a healthier lifestyle. From sponsoring the Summer Concert Series to providing in-kind donations for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, there are many unique ways to get involved with the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department. 

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Business Development Manager at (614) 901-6536 or 

The gift of a living Honor Tree will provide aesthetic beauty to the community of Westerville for many years to come and is a great way to honor someone special. Trees can be planted for a birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation, or in memory of a loved one. At a cost of $350, a tree will be planted on public property. The cost includes a 2.5” caliper tree and a 5” X 7” engraved plaque (approved wording of your choice) mounted on a concrete monument. 

Throughout the year, the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department teams up with other area organizations to give back to our community. 

During the holiday season, the Department partners with Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.) and Caring and Sharing for a Month of Caring to help families in need in our city. Donations such as toys, food and hygiene products are collected at the Westerville Community Center in November and December each year. 

"America's Friendliest City" limited edition prints are now available for sale at the Westerville Community Center, Westerville Public Library and Westerville Visitor and Convention Bureau. Local artist Dennis Rano was commissioned by the law firm of Metz, Bailey & McLoughlin to create this piece to support Westerville's Art in Public Spaces program.

All proceeds support the “Prohibition Statue,” which will be installed in a new park to be constructed adjacent to City Hall. The bronze statue will commemorate Westerville’s historic role in the passage of prohibition and the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution. For more information, please call (614) 901-6500.

The Westerville Parks Foundation was formed in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization to ensure the extensive Westerville park and trail system will be a legacy for future generations to experience.

The foundation engages in fundraising efforts each year including the Westerville Bunny Hop 5K. Donations are encouraged for general purposes and specific programs like Adopt-a-Foot. Funds raised have helped enhance Westerville's public art, establish the Bark Park, beautify trails and provide those in need access to Westerville Parks and Recreation facilities, services and programs.

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