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14 More Photos of the New Coming Soon Quarry Metro Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans 14 More Photos of the New Coming Soon Quarry Metro Park

Earlier this morning, a new Metro Park and Mixed-Use Development was announced for a former quarry site located just west of Upper Arlington, along the Scioto River. While the new park will not be open to the public for approximately 18-24 months, tours are being scheduled for the site for adventurous locals who want to […]

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Social Justice Park Planned for East Broad Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Social Justice Park Planned for East Broad Street

Columbus may bring to life the country’s first ever Social Justice Park. The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Columbus submitted a Request for Conceptual Review to the Downtown Commission to construct the park at 404 East Broad Street in the Discovery District. Named after Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden, a prominent Columbus social […]

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Franklin Park Cascades to be Restored

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklin Park Cascades to be Restored

The Columbus City Council on Monday approved funding for the restoration of the Franklin Park Cascades, a popular feature near the southern edge of the Near East Side park. The $323,000 allocation will pay for a new pumping system, as well as a small structure to hold the new pump. Brian Hoyt, Communications and Marketing […]

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Learn Your Park Cbus Hopes to Connect Families with Nature

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Learn Your Park Cbus Hopes to Connect Families with Nature

Nicole Jackson, local leader for the Natural Leaders Network, wants you to visit a park. To that end, she is coming up on her fourth Learn Your Park Cbus event at Woodward Park, starting at 11 a.m. on May 6. After four years, organizing the event is just as much work as ever. “It’s definitely […]

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Browns Backing Out of Plan for Practice Facility at Tuttle Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Browns Backing Out of Plan for Practice Facility at Tuttle Park

The Cleveland Browns have backed out of a plan to build a practice facility at Tuttle Park in the University District. The Browns notified the city today that the proposal – which called for a new, larger recreation center at the park as well as three new practice fields and other improvements – would not […]

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The Top 10 Parks in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Parks in Columbus

While Central Ohio offers little in the way of topographical variety, it does have a healthy dose of parks and greenspaces spread throughout the multi-county region. This year, when our readers and contributors were surveyed about their favorite parks for relaxation and recreation, they picked a metro park for the first time over a city-run […]

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Vacant City Land to be Filled with Fruit Orchards

Brent Warren Brent Warren Vacant City Land to be Filled with Fruit Orchards

The Wexner Center for the Arts is partnering with local neighborhood organizations and two Los Angeles-based artists to bring a novel idea for developing vacant lots to Weinland Park and the South Side. Two “fruit parks,” featuring a carefully-curated selection of fruit-bearing trees and bushes, will be designed and planted by the artists and a […]

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