More Hilltop Organizations

The organization’s purpose is to combat community deterioration by beautifying Westgate Park, a public park operated by the City of Columbus, Ohio. This public charitable purpose is achieved by raising money and soliciting volunteers to maintain and improve the park’s condition, and to educate the public about the park and its maintenance. Visit their website at Friends of Westgate Park.

Friends of Westgate Park Website

Friends of Westgate Park Facebook Page

Columbus Recreation and Parks – Westgate Park webpage

Westgate Community Recreation Center

Westgate Shelterhouse

The CWRC is a FREE Running & Walking club on Columbus, Ohio’s west-side with weekly group runs and running events. All events are self-paced, so no one is too fast or too slow! Join the conversation at

Summer Jam West is a grassroots arts and music organization on the Hilltop. Their goal is to bring family, friends and neighbors together, and to raise awareness on environmental and humanitarian concerns through art. 

Summer Jam West Facebook Page

Diversity has always been a way of life for the Highland West Civic Association, fully embraced by its residents and adding depth and the promise of great potential for our community.

The Westgate Neighbors Association is a major sponsor and proud supporter of the Westgate Farmers Market. Visit their website for 2020 dates and more details..

Westgate Farmers Market Facebook Page

Their mission is to create a sense of well-being through environmental improvement, maintenance, and management, thus creating ownership and empowerment in the Greater Hilltop Area

Blockwatch for the Westgate neighborhood.

Join the Blockwatch on Facebook!

Hilltop Business Association
 was founded in 1926 as the Hilltop Businessmen’s Association. The HBA has hosted events such as the Historic Hilltop Bean Dinner, the Greater Hilltop Open, the Annual Fall Celebration, Deck the Hilltop, National Night Out Events. The HBA offers a way for business people in the Hilltop and the Westside to network and build cohesiveness among themselves.

The Greater Hilltop Area Commission
 is an elected, volunteer body, established by city charter and serving as a liaison body between the Greater Hilltop community and Columbus City Hall. Visit GHAC’s Facebook page

The Hilltop Historical Society was founded in 1986 to promote the history of the Hilltop Area of Columbus, Ohio

Hilltop Historical Society Website & Facebook

Hilltop Memories U.S.A. Facebook Page  Please request to join us. Over 2,400 members!

Friends of Camp Chase Trail formed in October 2013 to provide outreach and upkeep for the 15 mile trail. The Hilltop Action Team began meeting in December 2015 and is a subset of the Friends of Camp Chase Trail focusing on the 3 miles at the north end of the trail. The group is the advising body for the Camp Chase Trail Hilltop Action Plan. The Friends of the Hilltop 501(c)(3) is the Fiscal Agent for the Friends of the Camp Chase Trail including the Hilltop Action Team. Visit their website here. 

Friends of Camp Chase Trail Facebook Page

Friends of Camp Chase Trail Twitter Page

The Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone
 is a member of the International Communities of Shalom, which comprise a movement of like-minded people of faith and conscience invested in developing the spiritual, economic, and communal well-being of local neighborhoods.

Unofficial West side ice cream trail

Westgate Columbus Buy/Sell/Trade is a closed Facebook group. New people joining every day!

Westgate Columbus Discussion Forum is a closed Facebook group. Request to join our forum!

Schools & Boy Scouts


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:

Mailing address:
Friends of Westgate Park,
P.O. Box 44433, Columbus, OH 43204
Facebook: Friends of Westgate Park