Pickerington Times-Sun

Parks and recreation

Join the city of Pickerington to celebrate Arbor Day at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Sycamore Park Arboretum.

Pickerington is a Tree City USA award-winner for 21 years and will be presented an award by Ohio Department of Natural Resources representative Lisa Bowers at the event. Enjoy refreshments, a flag presentation by the Cub Scouts and meet the winners of the essay contest.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 614-833-2211.


Summer help

Are you looking for a summer job? Do you like being outside and enjoy the pool or like to work with kids teaching sports, music and outdoor activities? Do you have experience with computers, have great customer service skills or like to help with special events? Are you handy and like to be outdoors mowing, painting or landscaping?

We have just the right job for you this summer.

The city is hiring lifeguards, summer playground leaders, parks and recreation assistant, parks maintenance worker, and service maintenance worker.

Visit www.pickerington.net for a complete list of job openings and applications. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information at 614-837-3974.


Pool passes

Be sure to stop by the parks and Recreation Department to purchase your Season Passes for the pool before April 30 to get an early bird discount.


Community gardens

Community garden plots are going fast. Stop by the Parks and Recreation Department to reserve your garden plot for the year before it's too late.

Remaining plots that are available are 15 feet by 20 feet and fees are $20/$25 (city resident/non-resident).

Stop by the Parks and Recreation Department to complete the Community Garden Reservation Form.


Shelter reservations

Looking for a place to host a graduation party, family reunion or baby shower? We have the right option for you outside in our beautiful parks.

We have four shelters that are available for reservation between April 1 and Oct. 31.



Check out the Spring/Summer Program Guide for a wide variety of activities for all ages.

Also check out all the pool information including Swim Lessons and Special Events which include Family Fun Night, Family Luau, Try-athlon, and -- back by popular demand -- the Dog Splash.

For complete class descriptions and fees check out the Spring/Summer Program Guide at the Parks and Recreation Department. Register online, in person, by mail, fax or use the drop box outside City Hall.


Adult softball

The adult softball leagues are scheduled to start the week of May 5. Team packets have been sent to managers.

The information includes schedules, rules, and roster forms. Rosters must be returned to the Parks and Recreation Department by Monday, April 25. Changes can be made to the roster up to week four of games.

Each team will be allowed to schedule one practice slot during the weeks of April 21-25 and April 28-May 2. .