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Grove City Park

Grove City

Often called a "bedroom community" of Columbus, Grove City has always valued its historical foundations. Key historical sites include St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Plank’s on Broadway, the Railroad Station, and the Gantz Farmhouse.

Founded in 1852, Grove City is located in southwest Franklin County just past Columbus' Outerbelt I-270.

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Annual Balloon Glow at Beulah Park

Grove City offers a number of events throughout the year including:

  • The Encampment
    Re-enactors display military life from the Revolutionary War period through the Civil War. Event is held at Century Village at 4188 Orders Road in April

  • Balloons Off Broadway
    Held in early August at Beulah Park, this annual event usually includes a mass balloon lift in early evening and then at dusk the balloons are all inflated for a "glow."

  • Arts in the Alley
    The Chamber of Commerce sponsors this annual art festival at the Grove City Town Center in late September. The festival features one-of-a kind gifts, quilts, photography and continuous entertainment on both days.

  • Town Center Cruise and Ride
    Held the same weekend as the Arts in the Alley festival, the Cruise and Ride show features antique cars, trucks and motorcycles.

  • Old Time Harvest Day
    Held at Century Village in early October, the event includes demonstrations of 1800s farm life. The historic one-room schoolhouse and log cabin are open for visitors

Grove City Mural

The Gardens at Gantz Farm

Tucked away on the north side of Grove City are the Gardens at Gantz Farm. Adam Gantz built the house in 1832 as part of his 100-acre farm. The Gantz family lived in the farmhouse until 1973 when the house and about 10 acres of ground were donated to Grove City as a park.

Gantz Farm House

Today, the home and gardens are called The Gardens at Gantz Farm. The small grouping of gardens include 10 unique herb gardens, each with a different theme. The Gardens at Gantz Farm are located at 2255 Home Road in Grove City, just south of the Outerbelt. They are open daily and there is no admission.


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