Programs offered by the Pickerington Parks and Recreation Department, 100 Lockville Road, are listed. For more information call 614-833-2211.

Programs offered by the Pickerington Parks and Recreation Department, 100 Lockville Road, are listed. For more information call 614-833-2211.

Adult sports leagues

Applications for the Sunday Co-Rec Volleyball League and the Sunday Men's Basketball League are available and posted online.

The team fee of $250 for volleyball and $475 for basketball is required when submitting application.

The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1. Both leagues are scheduled to play on Sunday afternoons at the Pickerington High School Central Field House beginning Dec. 1.

Want to play but don't have a team? The parks and recreation department maintains a free-agent list. Call at 614-833-2211 for more information.

Community gardens

To all of the Community Gardeners, please remove all items from the garden area by Oct. 31, so the gardens can be tilled for next season. This includes fences, stakes, plastic, tools and any other material.

Remember any excess produce can be donated to the Pickerington Food Pantry.

Fall programs

Fall class are open for registration, and they're filling up fast. Enroll today for some upcoming classes.

The full class listing is available online at

Registration is available online, in person, by mail, drop box at City Hall or by fax.

The parks and recreation department accepts cash, checks made payable to the City of Pickerington and credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).

Breakfast with Santa

Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 4, at the Parks and Recreation Department for Breakfast with Santa.

The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive.

Prices are $5 per person, and children 2 years old and younger will be admitted free. Choose from seating times of 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

After breakfast, visit the Secret Santa Shop, craft table, bake sale and meet Santa.

Santa's Mailbox

Letters to the North Pole can be dropped off at the mailbox located outside City Hall Nov. 27 through Dec. 11.

Children who drop off letters will receive an answer from Santa Claus or his helpers.

Please remember to include the child's name and a return address in order to receive a response.

Olde Village Holiday Gathering

Come out to the Olde Pickerington Village from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

Join the community in enjoying open shops, games for children, carriage rides, luminaries, carolers, the lighting of the City's Christmas tree, a village decoration contest and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

The parks and recreation department partners with the Olde Pickerington Village Business Association in sponsoring the festivities.

Mitten Tree

The annul Dorothy Steiger Memorial Mitten Tree will be at City Hall Dec. 7-18.

Donations of winter items for needy families are accepted and used to decorate a tree inside City Hall.

Donations are picked up for distribution by the Job and Family Services of Fairfield County.

The city of Pickerington is grateful for all the donations and support from the community.