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Movies Return to Goodale Park

Hope Madden Hope Madden Movies Return to Goodale Park

Goodale Park has seen its share of parties, weddings, festivals, and pre-prom photos. Did you know you can see some great movies there, too? For the last 7 years, the Short North Civic Center has brought the big screen (an inflatable one!) to the park for a community viewing of some great flicks. Screen on […]

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Planning the Perfect Local Picnic

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Planning the Perfect Local Picnic

Prepping a picnic ahead of time is comparable to buying frozen dinners… it sucks all the fun from the experience. So why not customize a picnic to your liking? Not only will this create a more memorable experience for you and your significant other but it may also ease the anxiety if this is a first date. Just pack […]

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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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