Scioto Audubon Center & Metro Park - News & Updates
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August 28, 2009 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #77781
They’re opening this weekend, there was a kickoff today. This place is a GEM in the heart of town, go there when it’s raining to see the stormwater management techniques.
I’ll be working a table tomorrow, wearing my FOSR bling.August 28, 2009 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #299950
Here’s more information about the Grange Audubon Center http://grange.audubon.org/August 28, 2009 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #299951August 30, 2009 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #299952
We went yesterday afternoon after Urban Scrawl, and WOW!
I felt like I was in a totally different, very metropolitan city… that was still… this city.
It just feels so counter to everything Columbus has done development-wise for the last 50+ years, and in a really great way. This feels so new, like a big pressure release valve in the very heart of the city. I also love that it really raises the amenities level for German Village even higher, and feels like a real link between downtown and the west side. I also love how it gives us a glimpse into the real natural expression of the land at the heart of our city, as a reference point.
We arrived too late to see the inside of the building, but the outside looks intriguing so far. The style of architecture is interesting but also very hand-in-hand with its natural surroundings.
We walked out onto a viewing deck over the river and immediately saw a huge group of herons out in the water. We walked the trail right next to the river. Looks like a great running trail.
Will be back all the time. Soooo great. LOVE.August 30, 2009 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #299953
The place is so new you can still see the seams between sod rolls, or in other places the grass seed hasn’t even sprouted yet. Give a year, or five years, and it will look much better.August 30, 2009 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #299954
Is there a climbing wall yet?September 23, 2009 2:11 am at 2:11 am #299955
Anyone been in the last few weeks?September 23, 2009 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #299956
I haven’t been inside, but biked around the outside ….. this place is great! Its amazing to look one way and you’d swear you were out in the country then you turn around and see downtown’s skyline. Amazing! Plus the rock climbing wall looks fun.September 23, 2009 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #299957
surber17 wrote >>
I haven’t been inside, but biked around the outside ….. this place is great! Its amazing to look one way and you’d swear you were out in the country then you turn around and see downtown’s skyline. Amazing! Plus the rock climbing wall looks fun.
More specifically is the climbing wall nearing completion or open?September 23, 2009 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #299958
I haven’t been there since the opening, the wall was about half-done then. It’s pretty big.
Supposedly they’re going to convert that water tower to an observation platform.September 23, 2009 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #299959
I’ll ride down there today and see how its coming. There are a lot of little ponds all over too that have areas to look over them.September 23, 2009 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #299960September 23, 2009 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm #299961
That’s good, because:
After a 4-inch rainfallJune 28, 2010 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #299962
Editorial — Undiscovered: So far, new Downtown park appears to be unknown to many
Sunday, June 27, 2010 02:57 AM
Scioto Audubon Metro Park is a Downtown jewel too valuable to go unappreciated. But that seems to be the case. Since its opening last summer, the 71-acre oasis where city dwellers in search of nature can enjoy a premiere stop on the migratory-bird highway hasn’t attracted big crowds.June 28, 2010 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #299963
But you can see it from miles away.
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