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At 25,000 square-feet, Wyandotte Athletic Club provides members with plenty of facilities for getting in shape. They can swim laps in the indoor or outdoor pools, sign up for one-on-one training sessions with certified personal trainers, or attend group fitness classes such as yoga and aqua aerobics. Those who prefer to sweat alone will appreciate the vast selection of fitness equipment that's scattered throughout the facility. On top of everything, Wyandotte Athletic Club features amenities like childcare, massage therapy, and dry saunas, the most ideal spots to heat up your post-workout meal.

5198 Riding Club Ln.
Columbus,
OH
US

Scientists have recently discovered that in addition to conducting electricity, water also conducts friendship—a hypothesis proven time and time again at the Sycamore Hills Swim Club. The community-focused swim club boasts both a 35'x37' main pool with a diving board for adults and professional Marco Polo teams to splash in while kids 4 and under wade in a shallow pool that never goes deeper than 18 inches. The swim club's smaller size—and the watchful eyes of at least one lifeguard at all times—helps set guardians' minds at ease as they keep an eye on kids from beneath the shaded pavilion. The staff also fosters a sense of community by hosting Friday night grill outs, movie nights, and other family events. To keep kids safe around the water and foster a love for swimming, Red Cross–certified Water Safety Instructors teach kids to swim during private lessons. Kids can then put their speedier strokes to the test on Sycamore Hills Swim Club's swim team.

1200 Brookridge Dr
Columbus,
OH
US

Central Ohio School of Diving's staff of divemasters and instructors hold more certificates than a university president on graduation day. They draw on their immense knowledge and experience to teach new divers the ins and outs of scuba. With classes that combine classroom, dive-pool, and open-water learning experiences, the school's curriculum of Scuba School International courses prepares students for real-life dives. After imparting these skills, the school’s top divers lead trips to the world's best dive spots—the bars where the world’s best villains hide out.

2355 W Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus,
OH
US

The City of Massillon Parks & Recreation Department takes great pride in ensuring that the Western Stark County community has safe and enjoyable leisure spaces and programs that improve the lives of all their residents. Their programs range from preschool age to seniors, and include indoor recreation spaces such as a 69,000-square-foot rec center, fitness area, and aquatics center. Outdoors, the department maintains 30 parks and open spaces, highlighted by the award-winning, 27-hole golf course, The Legends of Massillon.

505 Erie St N
Massillon,
OH
US

Established: 1955

Staff Size: 25?50 people

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: The Lake

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

The Lake's shores have served as a gathering spot for families seeking a bit of summer fun since 1955, when it was known as Loyal Oak Lake Park. Certified lifeguards monitor the lake where swimmers careen off diving platforms that rise out of the deeper water, or scramble down and up inflatable waterslides and an inflatable climbing rock closer to shore. Nearby tennis and basketball courts headline the activities on dry land, which also include mini golf, volleyball and batting cages. There's so much to do at the park that you may not want to go home, and, luckily, you don't have to. The groundskeepers maintain lush, shady campgrounds where families can pitch a tent to enjoy a night under the stars or spend an evening pondering what their house would look like with fresh sod in place of floors.

2678 S Hametown Rd
Norton,
OH
US

What is there to do at Grand Vue Park? The answer to that question changes constantly. In warmer weather, its more than 650 acres present wooded trails for walking and biking, plus three ways to golf—mini golf, disc golf, and a full three-par course. Depending on the month, all of these activities come with a side of bird watching; different species flock to four feeding stations throughout the park.

Oftentimes birds aren't the only ones creating music, since outdoor festivals occasionally take over the grounds and most drummers love the taste of birdseed. Yet, perhaps the grandest spectacle takes place at the treetops, where eight dual zipline routes zoom through canopies that take on a rainbow of colors during fall. Once the transition to winter completes, it's the perfect time to skate around the ice rink.

250 Trail Dr
Moundsville,
WV
US