February is a great time to focus on our loved ones and what they mean to us! The City of Dublin has created some fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day from sending cards to seniors to looking for heart-shaped signs in our parks — we have something for everyone to share acts of kindness and love this month.
Dublin Shows Heart
Spread Love to Dublin Seniors
Isolation and feelings of loneliness amongst Dublin’s most vulnerable population are just as prevalent now as they were at the beginning of the pandemic. As a community, we can show our support by wrapping our arms around our local senior living facilities with notes and cards of love and encouragement for Valentine’s Day.
Guidelines for Card Writing
– Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before you start!
– Be creative. You can add things to your card/drawing like stickers, cut-outs, glitter, etc.
– Create your own card or download this fun template to get your creativity flowing!
– Write special messages that let the seniors know you are thinking of them and wishing them well.
– Write BIG and dark so those who may have difficulty reading small print can easily see your words.
– Bright, colorful drawings/pictures are welcome and encouraged!
Dropping off Completed Cards
Due date: Please have your cards dropped off by Feb. 10, 2021.
Where to drop off: Completed Valentine cards can be dropped off in marked bins at
– The vestibule at the Dublin Service Center (6555 Shier Rings Rd. Dublin, OH 43016) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Main entrance near the flagpole of the Dublin Community Recreation Center (5600 Post Rd. Dublin, OH 43017) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Special request: Please put your cards inside a zip lock bag so they are not damaged when other cards are dropped in the box.
All submitted cards will be collected by City staff and delivered to senior living facilities throughout Dublin to spread love and joy!
We HEART our Dublin Parks Scavenger Hunt
It’s no secret February is all about hearts — but not just the candy kind. It’s also American Heart Month, a time we turn our attention to keeping families and communities free from heart disease. We are so fortunate to have AMAZING PARKS throughout Dublin and want to share the love this month!
When: Feb. 15 – 22, 2021
Where: Dublin Parks (solve clues to identify the park and find the HEARTS)
Time: During open park hours (sunrise to sunset)
Cost: Free to participate (register online to receive necessary program updates and be entered to win a prize)
Join us from Feb. 15–22 to locate the 20 signs posted in our parks and complete a fun, simple exercise included on each sign.
Free to join (with advance registration), visit the park anytime and enjoy the winter weather while also doing your heart good.
Once complete, share a photo of your hike doing one of the exercises completed along the way (not necessary to submit more than one). All information provided is optional and will be shared through our social media platforms to show how our Dublin community is HEART STRONG!
All registrants who share their love for our parks are also entered in a random prize drawing at the end of the hunt. Winners notified by Feb. 26.
For the health and safety of our community, please wear a mask and maintain physical distancing while in our parks. Remember we are all in this together!
Link Lights Up Red and White
Get the perfect photo op with your special someone at The Dublin Link! From Feb. 13–14, the bridge will glow red and white in honor of Valentine’s Day. Share your photos with #TheDublinLink and #SoDublin
View the complete lighting schedule for The Dublin Link.
Galentine’s Day Get Together
Now that the weather is changing, we are bringing the fun inside. Grab your gal pals and join us virtually for a Galentine’s Day Get Together as part of the Make It/Take It series. We will have fun making a sugar scrub and candle holder perfect for the love in your life — you!
All supplies and materials are included. Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom weblink. Choose from either a day or evening session to best fit your busy schedule, because it’s important to remember to treat yo’ self!
DCSC Member Drive-In Valentine’s Day BINGO
Let’s get out of the house and play some BINGO. Park your car in the designated northeast corner of the Recreation Center parking lot starting at 12:30 p.m. All participants will remain in their cars and need to wear masks when anyone approaches. Tune into station 89.3FM to hear announcements and numbers being called. If you are lucky enough to win a game, then honk your horn to receive a prize. The last game is coverall for a grand prize.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 18
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person for sanctioned Bingo card
Location: Dublin Recreation Center – northeast corner parking lot across from Senior Lounge
Space is limited for this event and pre-registration is required by calling the front desk at 614-410-4550 using program #154101.01
All players must be a current member of the DCSC organization.
*This event is weather dependent. Participants will be contacted at least two hours before the program starts should the event be canceled. The snow/rain date is Feb. 19.
Not a DCSC member? Annual dues are $15 for Dublin residents and $20 for Dublin school district/non-residents per person for the 2021 calendar year. Membership privileges include participation in all general and special activities listed within the monthly DCSC Member Connection. Sign up in person at the DCRC, 5600 Post Road or by phone at 614.410.4550. Learn more about the DCSC!