Bexley PD Offers a Self Defense Program for Women

January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018 - Columbus School for Girls

Bexley PD is offering a rape aggression defense program in January of next year. The R.A.D. program will meet the needs of women who want to learn more about self-defense education in a relatively short period of time. Instructors are nationally certified. The R.A.D. system is the only self-defense program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Sessions will be held on January 10, 17, 24, and the 31st of 2018 - all four classes are mandatory for participation, and space is limited. For information on registering, please contact Sgt. Dawn Overly. She can be reached at (614) 559-4456 or


Announcing the Jeffrey Mansion Atrium Project

Bexley Community Foundation Supports the City's Proposed Atrium Project

The City of Bexley is excited to announce the Jeffrey Mansion Atrium Project! This is an initiative that the City has been working on for years, and with the extreme generosity from the Bexley Community Foundation, we are moving forward with writing the next chapter of the Jeffrey Mansion story. The atrium space will serve as a multi-purpose venue for recreation programming and special events.

The Bexley Community Foundation will conduct its first ever Capital Campaign to raise $1 million to support the City’s Jeffrey Mansion Project. The new space will be ADA accessible, include a catering kitchen, and provide space for the Jeffrey Mansion preschool, summer camp, and a variety of recreation programming. These upgrades will make the Mansion a state of the art facility that will provide the best programming and event space to all residents of Bexley. View a video outlining the history of the mansion, the need for the project, and preliminary project design.  The campaign is just beginning. To learn more, please visit


Commonwealth Park Public Workshop

The Commonwealth Park Master Plan Steering Committee has been working to create a framework for the development of a master plan for Commonwealth Park. The committee hasl held public workshops where residents were encouraged to provide input on park design options.

Please spread the word to neighbors, friends, and family about this exciting plan which will reflect the needs and wants of the community.    

For more information please visit or contact the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department.


Reminder: Dogs Not Permitted at Jeffrey Park

Under Bexley code 618.15(a), dogs are not permitted at Jeffrey Park or Commonwealth Park. We have a frequent number of park visitors each day, especially in the summer, including a large number of young children. Having dogs in these locations can present a safety concern that we are actively avoiding. In addition, dogs can have a negative impact on the fragile ecosystem at these parks, including the wildflowers and the animals that call our parks home. Please note that the Bexley Police Department is actively enforcing these laws. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 


Draft of the Southwest Bexley Strategic Framework Available

Below is the most current draft of the Southwest Bexley Strategic Framework, for review prior to this Thursday (May 18) public workshop, which will be help at Bexley City Hall at 6:30 pm.

If you're not able to make Thursday night's meeting, feedback can be provided via an online survey by clicking here.

For more information on upcoming meetings and the planing process, please visit