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New Park and Underground Garage Approved at COSI

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Park and Underground Garage Approved at COSI

Representatives from the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) and landscape architectural firm MKSK presented an update for the underground parking garage and greenspace project at COSI that was first announced earlier this year. A more detailed look for the new park was shown to the Downtown Commission, which would feature a variety of programmed areas and […]

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Naturally Impactful: Aquatics Options Plentiful with CRPD

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Aquatics Options Plentiful with CRPD

When it’s hot out, one of the most economical ways to cool off includes a visit to an outdoor swimming pool or a sprayground run by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. In colder weather, a visit to the indoor Columbus Aquatics Center in Victorian Village, one of the neighborhood’s Best Kept Secrets, is a […]

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Scioto Mile Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Summer

Randi Walle Randi Walle Scioto Mile Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Summer

For the past several summers, the space along the Scioto Mile has been an endless source of activities. The opening of the fountains at Bicentennial Park in 2011 have been a major attraction drawing families with young children to the area. The Milestone 229 restaurant offers lunch, brunch and dining that draws in a crowd […]

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Columbus Commons Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Randi Walle Randi Walle Columbus Commons Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Any Columbus-native older than the age of six remembers City Center Mall in Downtown Columbus, located between High Street and Third Street, which officially closed its doors in March of 2009. While the mall was crowded during its peak occupancy in the mid-nineties, by the early 2000s the mall began to decline in popularity. The mall […]

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Pop-Up Project will Transform RiverSouth Alley to Pedestrian Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pop-Up Project will Transform RiverSouth Alley to Pedestrian Space

In just a couple of weeks, an underutilized alleyway in the RiverSouth neighborhood will take on a new life as a temporary pedestrian-centric outdoor amenity space, thanks to Transit Columbus — the same group that is currently installing the Parklet Project on Gay Street. Starting on June 9th, the block of West Cherry Street between […]

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Naturally Impactful: Adults Find Fun with Area Sports Programs

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Adults Find Fun with Area Sports Programs

Many people play team sports as a child, but if you do not continue on in college, where can you find such an outlet as an adult? The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has a wide array of sports teams that adults can sign up for, including basketball, flag football, softball, and volleyball. “We offer […]

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New Scioto Peninsula Park and Garage Coming in Late 2017

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Scioto Peninsula Park and Garage Coming in Late 2017

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is looking to implement what has by now become a familiar plan of action with its new Scioto Peninsula Park — invest in new greenspace Downtown and watch the people (and private development) follow soon after. The new park just west of COSI would replace two existing surface parking lots […]

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