Columbus Recreation and Parks Adopt a Center Program

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Foundation supports the efforts of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD). Community members look to our centers as a safe place for their children and families to play and learn, to receive meals, and participate in fitness, recreation and more. People also look to the Community Centers for assistance and referrals when times are tough. The Adopt a Center program was created to better serve the unique needs of each community served by CRPD Community Centers.

CRPD serves seniors, adults and children through 28 Community Centers located throughout Columbus. All but two are located in high poverty communities. This holiday season, CRPD will be working to provide meals, hygiene items, winter coats and clothing for families as well as holiday toys for kids through the Adopt a Center program.

We are looking for groups, organizations, businesses and individuals to help support our efforts through the Adopt a Center program. Please see ways to help below.

Make a Financial Donation

Donations will be used to purchase toys, food and other needed items for children and families.

Visit our Amazon Wish List and Purchase an Item(s) for a Family or Child in need

Items will be delivered directly to the City of Columbus for distribution. 

Adopt a Community Center

If your company or organization can help in a big way, we are looking for Sponsors to Adopt a Center. By adopting a center, your group would commit to providing financial or in-kind donations to fill a wide variety of needs for the community surrounded the center. See details below. For questions or to learn more, please contact Erika Shemberg at

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