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The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Walker Evans Walker Evans The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Borror Prorperties unveiled their newest project last Thursday, which includes a mix of office space and apartment units slated for the far west end of Nationwide Boulevard in an expansion area of The Arena District that some have dubbed “Pen West”. While Borror’s five-and-a-half acre development proposal is impressive in size, it’s actually just one […]

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Tony Collins Takes Over as Columbus Parks Director

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Tony Collins Takes Over as Columbus Parks Director

After serving 11 years as Gahanna’s Director of Recreation and Parks, Tony Collins has been chosen to lead Columbus’ parks department as current Director Alan McKnight retires. The Recreation and Parks Commission appointed Collins to the position on Tuesday with Mayor Michael Coleman calling him, “a strong leader with an extensive background in recreation and […]

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Best Local Park of 2014: Goodale Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Park of 2014: Goodale Park

The category of “Best Park” is a new one for our annual readers survey. The entire Columbus region is filled with great city parks, metro parks, hiking trails, bike trails and other greenspaces to choose from, depending on your mood. The most popular park, according to our readers, is Goodale, located in Victorian Village. Its […]

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New Park and Trailhead Designed to be West Side Destination

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Park and Trailhead Designed to be West Side Destination

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is finalizing plans for a 45 acre park on the west side. Wilson Road Park, which will occupy a long-vacant triangle of land across the railroad tracks from the Hollywood Casino, will also serve as a trailhead for the recently-funded Columbus portion of the Camp Chase Trail. Greenways Planner Brad […]

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Tiny Doors Lead to a World of Imagination

Anne Evans Anne Evans Tiny Doors Lead to a World of Imagination

Have you found one? I know it’s always been my dream to do this kind of thing, afterall, I’ve been enchanted with the world of elves and fairies since childhood. Aren’t a lot of kids? …and adults? This summer, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is participating in the second year of Keebler’s Tiny Door […]

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Alum Creek Bike Path Connector Planned to Link Innis Park to Easton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alum Creek Bike Path Connector Planned to Link Innis Park to Easton

A half mile piece of missing bike trail along Alum Creek is currently all that is preventing the connection of the central portion of the path with the northern stretch. Once completed, the connector will bridge Innis Park with Easton for continuous access to the bikeway for residents and visitors on the Northeast side of […]

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What does the Future Hold for Parks and Recreation in Columbus?

Walker Evans Walker Evans What does the Future Hold for Parks and Recreation in Columbus?

We love our parks in Columbus, but we also love making improvements and updates to things. And according to research from the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks, we have some room for improvements. Local landscape architecture MKSK Studios was recently tapped to lead a master planning effort for the City of Columbus Recreation and […]

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