Hilliard is a suburb of Columbus and part of Norwich Township. Hilliard is home to the Early Television Museum (the only one of its kind in United States), the second largest First Responders Park in the United States, and Heritage Rail Trail. Hilliard also has the only flag pole from the World Trade Center that is not in a museum. The flag pole is located in front of the fire department on Northwest Parkway.
The Hilliard City School District encompasses all of the original Brown and Norwich Township boundaries, the actual city of Hilliard, a portion of Columbus that is about the same size as that within Hilliard, as well as parts of the city of Dublin, and parts of Galloway. There are fourteen elementary schools (Alton Darby, Avery, Beacon, Britton, Brown, Darby Creek, Hilliard Crossing, Hilliard Horizon, Hoffman Trails, J.W. Reason, Norwich, Ridgewood, Scioto Darby, and Washington), two sixth-grade schools (Station and Tharp), three middle schools (Heritage, Weaver, and Memorial), and three high schools (Darby, Davidson, and Bradley) in the district. The high school sports teams are named the Panthers, Wildcats, and Jaguars, respectively. Also in the city of Hilliard is a K-8 Roman Catholic school: Saint Brendan School, and a K-8 Islamic school, Sunrise Academy.
For recreation, Hilliard has two public pools (Hilliard Family Aquatic Center and Clyde "Butch" Seidle Community Pool), a Community Center/Senior Center next to the HFAC, a Splash Pad at Hilliard's Station Park, and many public baseball and soccer fields, as well as basketball and sport activities. The Recreation Department oversees approximately 27 parks. A few other parks in the area not owned by the City include Homestead and Franks Park. The Heritage Rail Trail is in Hilliard with the trail head located in Old Hilliard on Center Street. There are 41 miles of multipurpose trails. (Source: Wikipedia)