The City of Dublin recognizes the considerable benefits of providing a variety of quality recreational youth programs, as they promote healthy childhood development and a heightened sense of community. To maximize these benefits, the City has established partnerships with the following nonprofit organizations, as they are the preferred providers of youth recreation in the Dublin community. If you would like more information regarding a specific league or club, please click on the links below.
Dublin Youth Athletics (DYA)
DYA is a community recreation and travel sports organization providing programs for over 4,000 youth participants in Dublin. The organization is the joint effort of more than 1000 parent volunteers, the City of Dublin, and the Dublin City Schools. Current offerings include baseball, softball, lacrosse, basketball, golf, and volleyball. Mission Statement: Providing our youth the opportunity to have fun and grow through sports.
Dublin Football League (DFL)
The Dublin Football League (DFL) is committed to providing quality football experiences to fall school age children in the grades Kindergarten through sixth. DFL is a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers. More than 600 people are participating in football and cheerleading this season. Practices are held two to three times during the week and games are held on the weekends.
Dublin Rugby was established in 2016 to introduce and grow rugby in
Dublin, Ohio. The mission of the club is to increase our young men and women’s character, confidence, motivation and work ethic through the sport of rugby. The club currently offers teams for high school young men and for boys and girls in grades K-8.
There are multiple soccer organizations in Dublin that offer various levels of competition. Participation in each organization is based on age, skill level, and level of commitment. Below is a diagram to show the transition from recreation to competitive play.
Dublin Soccer League (DSL)
The DSL offers recreational soccer programs built on safety, good sportsmanship and fun for ages 3½ to18. The league features volunteer coaches and most programs include one weekday practice and Saturday games, usually at Avery Park. The league is open to Dublin residents and nonresidents (additional nonresident fees may apply).
Dublin United Soccer Club
The Dublin United Soccer Club is middle-tier program for youth who are looking for more of a challenge than typical recreational soccer but do not want to or cannot make the commitment to playing Select/Elite soccer. Programs are offered to residents and school district residents of Dublin, and others as space allows. Programs are offered for boys and girls U7 to U15.
Club Ohio Soccer
Club Ohio Soccer is one of 45 Nike sponsored Super Clubs for Beginner & Elite players. Starting at age 4, boys and girls are introduced to soccer through the Juniors Youth Academy (ages 4-7) before moving into a developmentally appropriate program with multiple levels for ages 8-23. Club Ohio has approximately 1,200 players, more than 100 teams, competing in 8 different leagues, allowing for various levels of play from beginner up to the US Soccer Youth National League. Club Ohio also operates their own indoor training facility. At this level, there is a substantial time, travel, and financial commitment.
Ohio Premier Soccer Club
Ohio Premier Soccer Club is a Select/Elite club, designed and structured to meet the needs of the soccer player who aspires to play at the highest level of competition. Ohio Premier is a founding club member of the Elite Clubs National League (boys and girls). Ohio Premier has more than 80 teams in the U8 through U23 age groups with a highly-trained coaching staff placing over 150 players into college programs over the past four years. At this level, there is a substantial time, travel, and financial commitment.
Bocce Ball Courts
Two regulation bocce ball courts are available for public use, subject to senior adult programming and league play. Bocce ball sets may be checked out at the Welcome Desk by players 18 and older.
The classrooms house a variety of programs, including pottery and arts & crafts—meeting the needs of preschoolers, children, teens, adults and senior adults.
The Community Hall provides space for parties, receptions, meetings and community events. The facility seats up to 300 or can be divided into smaller rooms.
Abbey theater of Dublin
A 200-seat theater can be used for musical, theatrical and dance performances; film/video; lectures; and seminars.
Equipped with workstations and a variety of software programs, the computer lab provides high-speed Internet access and opportunities for beginning and intermediate instruction. Open to ages 18 & up.
Family Locker Rooms
Each family locker room has its own shower, restroom and lockers. One locker room, designed for people with special needs, features a dressing table.
Looking for free weights and cardiovascular equipment? Check out the fully equipped fitness area on the first floor. You will find treadmills, elliptical machines, bicycles and stair steppers along with free weights, Nautilus and a complete set of Cybex strength equipment.
Group Fitness Studios
If you enjoy group fitness, check out the myriad of classes offered. Two state-of-the-art studios feature suspended floors to help reduce impact and injury. Several pass options are available, allowing participants to choose from a weekly schedule of classes that include Spinning®, Pilates and TRX.
Joggers and walkers on the second floor track can cover a mile in 13 laps. An expanse of windows provides views of the pools and the outdoors.
The competitive/lap pool measures 25 yards by 25 meters and has two one-meter diving boards. This pool often is divided for activities such as aqua aerobics, open swim, swim team practice and instruction. Bleachers provide ample seating and a separate entrance makes it perfect for area swim meets. The natatorium walls in both the lap and leisure pools are lined with sound-absorbing material.
A unique feature of the DCRC is the leisure pool, which includes a lazy river, clam slide for children, double helix slide for those a little more daring and a zero-foot entry point for cautious tots. The warmer water and 3.5-foot maximum depth make this pool perfect for children, adults and senior adults.
Senior Adult Lounge
An elegant, cozy lounge welcomes senior adults to our center. Enjoy playing cards with friends, reading by a fireplace or simply relaxing in this peaceful environment.
A teen lounge offers space and a variety of programming opportunities for Dublin teens.
Wee folk/Youth Lounge
While moms and dads are working out, attending a class or relaxing in the hot tub, they can rest assured that their children—from ages 6 weeks to 12 years—are nearby and safe. Children can play in the indoor or outdoor area or engage in age-appropriate games and activities.
Hours of Operation
Our parks are open for your enjoyment from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise noted at the park or during certain special events.
A number of our shelters and pavilions are available to reserve on a first-come, first serve basis. Please be courteous of your neighbors and abide by your reservation times.
Keep it Clean
We’re sure you’ll find Dublin’s parks and bikeways to be clean, beautiful places to enjoy with your family. The City strives to keep its parks, playgrounds and bikeways clean and free of litter. Please leave the parks as clean as you find them so that others will enjoy them as much as you do. Disposal of litter in public places is prohibited unless placed in public trash containers or using City-authorized containers as part of the City’s refuse, recycling and yard waste collection programs.
We know your furry friends enjoy nature as much as you do. We ask you to be safe and courteous with your pets.
Animals may not run at-large in our parks. All animals must be under the owner’s control at all times. All pets must be securely leashed, kept in a vehicle or suitably caged.
Animal owners also must pick up and properly dispose of any fecal matter left by their pets. It’s not just courteous — it’s the law!
Horses are allowed in designated areas of Glacier Ridge Metro Park.
Hunting and Fishing
For the safety of our residents, hunting is forbidden in the City. Fishing is permitted in designated areas, including certain City park ponds and in the Scioto River (with a license). Please fish only in ponds where signs prohibiting fishing are not posted.
Respect our Parks
Plants and animals also are part of the Dublin community. Please respect the plant and animal life and ecosystems of our natural areas. Enjoy the flowers, trees and other flora without picking or damaging plants. Touching or disturbing wildlife, including animal and bird nesting areas and eggs can be dangerous to humans — not to mention our flora and fauna! And please do not damage or remove any property or natural feature, including stones and minerals, earth, wood, and nuts. Take only pictures and leave only footprints in our parks.
Dublin Recreation Services is committed to providing quality recreation programs and facilities for the Dublin community. Use of the facilities by families and citizens is strongly encouraged. The following policies have been established to operate the DCRC and to ensure our patrons quality and safe recreation experiences:
The following activities, although not an exhaustive list, are examples of behaviors that will result in disciplinary action and police reports when applicable:
The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 26 through Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for annual cleaning, maintenance and repairs. The DCRC will reopen at 5:30am Tuesday, Sept. 5. Offices will be staffed for phone calls from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional closings and construction updates visit our website.
Parks, Shelter Houses & Kaltenbach Rentals
24-Hour Information Hotline:
Dublin Community Recreation Center Rentals
5555 Perimeter Drive
Dublin, Ohio, 43017
Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.