Healthy New Albany is a non-profit organization designed to promote and embrace healthy living with a variety of programs and events, including a farmers market, food pantry and community garden. Its efforts to promote a culture of health that would impact the lives of those who live and work in the community has become a respected model for health initiatives in New Albany as well as throughout Ohio and beyond.
With its state-of-the-art fitness center, pediatric and adult medical offices and variety of health and wellness programming, ranging from food and fitness to Integrative wellness, the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany aims to make New Albany the “healthiest community in America.” The result of a collaborative partnership between the City, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Healthy New Albany, the center has earned national attention for its innovative approach to health.
The nonprofit Miracle League of New Albany offers adaptive baseball played on a specially designed rubber turf field in an accessible stadium for children, teens and adults with special needs who are grouped by ability and age and paired with a volunteer “buddy.” Mirolo Dream Field at ADS Stadium in Swickard Woods at Wexner Community Park allows players to experience the joys of America’s favorite sport firsthand with their families and friends.
With its timeless Georgian architecture, world-class athletic facilities and natural surroundings, the New Albany Country Club is a popular community gathering place for all ages. It features a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, five swimming pools, fitness center and an award-winning tennis facility that includes clay, hard and grass courts. Inside, the club offers six dining venues, ranging from casual to elegant, and a variety of social programs for members.
Every week, the New Albany Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce and baked goods as well as handcrafted artisan products. During the warmer months, the market takes place outdoors at Market Square on Thursdays. During the cooler months, it’s held inside the Heit Center on the first Saturday of each month.
Walkers, runners, cyclists and families enjoy New Albany’s 55+ miles of leisure trails that meander through the city’s neighborhoods and business park. The city also offers nine parks and is home to the 1,200-acre Rocky Fork Metro Park.
New Albany families and employees can enjoy sports leagues and leisure activities at the park district’s three park complexes located on 200 acres and offering 38 baseball, football, soccer and lacrosse fields. The district’s Bevelhymer Park and Thompson Park feature seven tennis courts, one basketball court, walking trails, playgrounds, pavilions and concession stands. Available for family gatherings and community events, the Wexner Community Park offers a pavilion with fireplace, warming kitchen, restrooms and adjacent playground and lawn space.
Rated the best walking event in America by Walking Magazine and the largest walking-only event in North America, the annual New Albany Walking Classic attracts participants, from amateur to elite, throughout the country with a 10k U.S. Track & Field certified course that meanders through the picturesque community. One hundred percent of race proceeds go to support community programs and services.