Westgate Park

Westgate Park is a a 46.3 acre city park situated in the center of the Westgate neighborhood featuring:

  • Fishing Pond
  • Rain Garden
  • Recreation Center
  • Closed Shelterhouse*
  • Open Shelterhouse
  • Playground
  • Picnic areas
  • Walking trail
  • Wooded area
  • Athletic fields & courts for tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, football, etc.

*For more information, including rental information for both the Open and Closed Shelterhouse and the Friends group, please see the City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks.

Friends of Westgate Park hosts monthly planting and cleanup events which provide many opportunities for volunteers!  We work with Columbus Recreation and Parks to keep Westgate Park a point of pride for the neighborhood and all those who use it every day. Come join us anytime!Friends of Westgate Park meets every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Westgate Park Community Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact us:
Email: info@friendsofwestgatepark.org Mailing address: Friends of Westgate Park, P.O. Box 44433, Columbus, OH 43204 Website: FriendsOfWestgatePark.org Facebook: Friends of Westgate Park

More Hilltop Organizations

Westgate Microgrant

The microgrant is designed to provide additional support and/or opportunity to local Westgate and Westgate adjacent businesses.  

Only businesses that have been operating more than 1 year are eligible.  Business must be located within the Westgate boundaries or directly adjacent.  Westgate is bounded from Hague Avenue to Demorest Road and West Broad Street to Sullivant Avenue.

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Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship

FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023

Applications accepted in March

The Westgate Neighbors Association Scholarship was established in 2015 as an extension of our mission to “help our community thrive”. The $1000 postsecondary education scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Westgate Home & Garden Tour. It is awarded annually to a qualified resident of Westgate who contributes to the betterment of their community through their demonstrated service and leadership. While GPA and course selection are considered, the committee is focused more on the candidates’ involvement with their communities.

APPLICANT MUST

  • Live within the boundaries of the Westgate neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Boundaries for the purpose of this scholarship are from the south side of West Broad Street to the the north side of Sullivant Avenue, and from the west side of South Hague Avenue to the west side of Demorest Road.
  • Be a full-time student who will be attending a college or vocational school for the 2022-2023 academic year.

If it is determined by the scholarship committee that none of the applicants meet the eligibility requirements, or embody the standards by which the scholarship was established, we reserve the right not to award the scholarship for the current year.

  1. Complete the (interactive PDF) Application.
  2. Attach a current dated transcript signed by a school administrator or counselor.
  3. Attach two documents verifying your, or a parent or guardian’s Westgate address.
  4. Complete the section Honors / Achievement / Community Service / Leadership (include years participated, organization, activities).
  5. List three references we may contact, at least one of whom is to provide a Letter of Recommendation which is to be attached.
  6. Attach at least one Letter of Recommendation.
  7. Attach two essays.
  8. Complete Signature of Certification.

Submit all of the above to scholarship@westgateneighbors.org no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2022 at midnight

  1. The scholarship recipient will be notified via contact information provided on the application form.
  2. The recipient will provide the committee a Letter of Acceptance from the designated postsecondary school.
  3. The recipient will be asked to attend the May 2022 WNA Community Meeting, at which they will be introduced and the award presented.
  4. Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the designated school, in August, after it is confirmed the student is officially enrolled for the fall semester.
2022 Winner Said Barud
2020 Winner Martin Paul Susec
2019 Winner Maxwell Lee
2018 Winner Olivia Rowe
2017 Winner Erica Loughner
2016 Winner Molly Brumfield
2015 Winner Heather Corson