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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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Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Although it hasn’t inspired the kind of spirited debate that Mayor Coleman’s idea to create a rail link to the airport has, the city’s Blueprint Columbus program – which also got a shout-out in his recent State of the City speech – could potentially have an even bigger impact on the city. The program, if […]

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Parklet Proposed for South Fourth Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Parklet Proposed for South Fourth Street

The temporary conversion of on-street metered parking spaces into public greenspace is not a new one. The national Park(ing) Day event launched in San Francisco in 2005, and Columbus officially took part in 2008 and 2009. Since then, the movement pushing for new Downtown greenspace has waned in part due to the completion of Columbus […]

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Best Hidden Gem of 2013: The Topiary Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Hidden Gem of 2013: The Topiary Park

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 […]

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