Scioto Audubon Center & Metro Park - News & Updates
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June 28, 2010 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm #299964
We road our bikes to Jimmy V’s on Saturday and detoured to the Audubon Center on our way there. My girlfriend had never been there or even knew about it for that matter.
It’s a beautiful center. The observation decks are well done and the climbing wall looks like it’s satisfying climbers.
Whoever is managing this center needs to do a better job of getting the word out.
A series of relevant events that drives traffic and awareness to this park may be the best way to get the word out.June 28, 2010 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm #299965
It is a great park for the downtown. I go there at least three times a week with the mutts. Truly incredible how they have transformed a brownfield into a wetland prairie with turtles and frogs. MetroParks spends your tax dollars well.June 28, 2010 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #299966
I want to scout the bike path between the AC and the Scioto Mile, as a potential site for a honeysuckle cutting event. Last Friday I spoke to someone in the City Watershed Maintenance department, and she said the city can provide a chipper crew for work there.June 28, 2010 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm #299967
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i attended a wedding there last weekend and it was AMAZING! the facility is great and the views were awesome.June 28, 2010 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #299968
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I want to scout the bike path between the AC and the Scioto Mile, as a potential site for a honeysuckle cutting event. Last Friday I spoke to someone in the City Watershed Maintenance department, and she said the city can provide a chipper crew for work there.
I’m confused. Why do you want to cut down and shred the honeysuckle?June 28, 2010 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #299969
(a) It’s exotic and it crowds out the native plants
(b) It conceals illegal activity so we want it kept back from the pathJune 28, 2010 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #299970
About two month ago I visited to participate in a workshop on rain gardens, put on by the Central Ohio Rain Garden Initiative (CORGI[/url]) and sponsored by the Sierra Club. It was a really great introduction to the Center and how they incorporate several ways to prevent surface water runoff and use rain water in the design of their building, gardens and parking lot.
Exploring their site, I see an Events page, if anyone is interested, but don’t see a newsletter to keep in touch. Perhaps one is available to members?August 17, 2010 2:30 am at 2:30 am #299971
does anyone know what the weird stonehenge lookin’ things are in the fenced AEP transformer area at the north end of the park? I didn’t take a picture, but I’m curious. They look like someone has gone to the trouble of lighting them, but no explanation, and you can’t get close…April 11, 2012 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #299972
Audubon cleanup under budget
By Mark Ferenchik
The Columbus Dispatch
Wednesday April 11, 2012 5:06 AM
Although Metro Parks will spend an additional $489,770 to clean up Columbus’ former impounding lot at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, the final bill for the project is still expected to cost $700,000 less than the original estimate. Metro Parks still plans to open the area to the public by September. It should include trails, shelters, a restroom and an obstacle course.
April 11, 2012 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #299973
Can’t even express how much I love this place. I bring out-of-towners here every time someone comes in.April 11, 2012 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #299974
Can’t even express how much I love this place. I bring out-of-towners here every time someone comes in.
Meanwhile, things are happening across the river, the homeless camp was cleared out and now you have a view of GIAC with the downtown skyline in the background.
Pedestrian bridge, please.April 11, 2012 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #299975
Does anyone know what’s being built on Short Street, just south of the overpass and right before Columbus Brewing Company? From the maps, it doesn’t look like that’s part of Scioto Audubon, but it’s really close.April 11, 2012 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #299976
futuremanParticipantApril 11, 2012 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #299977
Maybe? It’s across the street from the other buildings in the development, on land that I’ve seen flooded before, though.April 11, 2012 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #299978
The City of Columbus is building a parking lot for city vehicles on the west side of Short Street. Liberty Place Phase 2 is on the east side of Short Street.
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