Today, Worthington’s strong community spirit and excellent quality of life serve as the solid foundation for people of all ages, businesses, their employees and families. Education, a founding tenet of the city, remains a hallmark of Worthington. Its school district serves more than 9,000 students and consistently earns the highest ratings on the state’s school district report cards. Its student-focused educational programs are continuously recognized as some of the best in the state.
Worthington is also home to:
- A nationally recognized library system with three branches, Worthington Libraries was voted National Library of the Year in 2007.
- Numerous churches and religious congregations
- Safe neighborhoods with tree-lined streets
- A strong commitment to environmental issues and sustainability.
The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington is a central arts and community gathering space that enhances the richness of community life, strengthens the educational environment, and increases opportunities for the arts as a vocation or fulfilling avocation. The McConnell Arts Center provides artistic programming and fosters cultural awareness in the community by presenting, educating, and promoting the performing, visual, and literary arts and by assisting artists and arts organizations.
The Worthington arts community also includes opportunities through the Worthington Community Center and a number of theater, choral and visual arts groups including the Worthington Chorus, Worthington Community Theatre and the Worthington Area Art League.
Health & Fitness
The City of Worthington recognizes the value of good health and fitness and has responded to the needs and expectations of the community through programs and amenities offered through the Worthington Community Center. This spectacular family-oriented, state-of-the-art facility features an aquatic complex, fitness center and many more amenities for family fun and fitness. The center includes two pools - a leisure pool for family fun and a lap pool for exercise and swimming lessons - as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, two basketball courts and art studios.
In addition, Worthington is home to the Healthy Worthington Coalition, a volunteer organization dedicated to personal health in body, mind and spirit. Healthy Worthington conducts a number of programs each year to promote wellness of the people who live and work in the Worthington community.