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The Top 10 Parks in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Parks in ColumbusKayakers and Paddleboarders enjoy the riverfront along the Scioto Mile.
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There’s a lot of great outdoor spaces in Central Ohio, ranging from small pocket parks to winding hiking and biking trails. 2017 was a great year for parks in Central Ohio as well, with the opening of the new Scioto Peninsula Park next to COSI and the unveiling of the region’s 20th Metro Park, which will open sometime in the next several years.

Our readers and editors cast their votes for their top parks, and this year they picked The Scioto Mile for the number one spot. Having opened to the public in 2011, the Scioto Mile includes multiple park destinations along Downtown’s riverfront including North Bank Park, Genoa Park and Bicentennial Park. The Scioto Mile is also well known as the destination for multiple large scale summer festivals including The Columbus Arts Festival and the newly relocated Food Truck Festival and Pride Festival.

For more information, visit www.sciotomile.com.

The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2017:

  1. The Scioto Mile
  2. Goodale Park
  3. Scioto Audubon Metro Park
  4. Topiary Park
  5. Scioto Peninsula Park
  6. Franklin Park
  7. Highbanks Metro Park
  8. Schiller Park
  9. Whetstone / Park of Roses
  10. Frank Fetch Park

Flashback — Best Local Park of 2016: Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Flashback — Best Local Park of 2015: Goodale Park

Flashback — Best Local Park of 2014: Goodale Park

Note: Our “Best of 2017″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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