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Best Hidden Gem of 2013: The Topiary Park

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Columbus loves its parks. Not only did Downtown’s Topiary Park narrowly edge out Frank Fetch in German Village for the second year in a row, four other parks were picked by our readers to round out the top ten hidden gems in Columbus for this year’s survey.

And while it’s a bit cold outside right now, the Topiary Park remains one of the best summer spots to read a book from the library next door, have an impromptu picnic with goodies from the Hills Market nearby, or just a spot to relax and enjoy the ambiance of Downtown without being right in the thick of things.

For more information, visit www.topiarypark.org.

The Top 10 Hidden Gems of 2013:

  1. The Topiary Park
  2. Frank Fetch Park
  3. Glen Echo Ravine
  4. Scioto Audubon Metro Park
  5. Cookie Cravings Bakery
  6. Johnnie’s Glenn Avenue Grill
  7. Inniswood Metro Gardens
  8. El Arepazo
  9. Basi Italia
  10. Hayden Falls

Flashback: Best Hidden Gem of 2012 – The Topiary Park
Flashback: Best Hidden Gem of 2011 – Frank Fetch Park
Flashback: Best Hidden Gem of 2010 – Frank Fetch Park

Photo by Walker Evans.

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  • agantt

    This is truly such a wonderful gem to have around town! I live right by the park and really enjoy hanging out there in the warm weather. Even with the extreme cold, it has been a pretty view out my window lately because of the holiday lights. It’d be nice to see something useful happen with the vacant lot across the street from the park, maybe even another “mini-park” area where people could hang out in the summer.
    Also glad to see the Scioto Audubon Park on the list. When I moved here in the summer, that place was a welcome oasis from the urban environment on weekends! Great wildlife viewing area as well, you can find turtles, herons, frogs, ducks etc. around the marsh area.

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