Scioto Mile - News & Updates
May 28, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am #440885
Actually the river is very kayak-able right now. You could put in at Greenlawn and paddle up as far as the Main St. dam. Removing the Main St. dam will connect the Greenlawn pool with downtown; you could paddle up to the next dam at the Dublin Rd. water plant, or up the Olentangy to the 5th Ave. dam (if the water is deep enough).
I’m surprised I don’t see more canoes and kayaks around town, there are some really sweet waterways even within 270.May 28, 2012 1:21 pm at 1:21 pm #440886
Went to Milstone for dinner last night before Back to the Garden. It was a madhouse. We had a window seat and I witnessed the staff tending to wandering wet kids probably half a dozen times. They looked pretty annoyed. Don’t get me wrong. It was great to see such activity at the fountain and I wasn’t complaining, nor was my date. Just an observation.
Btw, The Three Little Pigs is awesome.May 28, 2012 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #440887
I finally gave in today and put the window units in. I don’t think it can cool quickly enough so a trip to the park is in order today I can’t wait.May 29, 2012 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #440888
Behind the magic of the Bicentennial Park fountain
By JoAnne Viviano
The Columbus Dispatch
Tuesday May 29, 2012 5:01 AM
After more than 30 years as an architect, Keith Myers knows the magnetic power of water. He wasn’t surprised when the interactive fountain at Bicentennial Park drew crowds after it was unveiled last July. But he never imagined such a steady stream of families, with beach blankets, coolers and lawn chairs in tow, intent on having fun in the sun Downtown.
“I have to admit, it’s been a bigger hit than I expected it to be,” Myers said. “I think last summer surprised all of us.”
READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/05/29/working-the-water.htmlJune 6, 2012 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #440889
Arts fest showed Scioto Mile at its best
Tuesday June 5, 2012 7:21 AM
The Scioto Mile opened last summer, but I consider last weekend’s Columbus Arts Festival its real debut. The festival returned to the renovated riverfront after four years in the Discovery District (the area around the Columbus Museum of Art.) It was probably the Mile’s highest profile event since it opened last year shortly after Red, White & Boom.
READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2012/06/05/arts-fest-showed-scioto-mile-at-its-best.htmlJune 17, 2012 4:23 am at 4:23 am #440890
Whatever happened to the boat rental idea?
Last summer it seemed like it was a pretty likely thing, with potential companies interested and prices being tossed around… but then this year, nothing?July 9, 2012 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #440891
FOUNTAINSIDE | 2012 SCHEDULE
Splish-Splash into summer! Join us for FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7FM) for a variety of FREE children’s activities. This delightful Columbus Recreation and Parks Department series offers water play and fountain fun at the 15,000 square-foot interactive fountain in Bicentennial Park on select Wednesdays throughout the summer from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m (see below for details). An array of themed activities, games, arts and crafts await—get ready to hop into summer with our favorite fountain friends, sail away with some seafaring pirates, jump overboard into an underwater story and more! Don’t forget to stop by the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck to cool down with a tasty ice cream treat all summer long!
MORE: http://www.sciotomile.com/events/fountainside/July 9, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #440892
Last summer it seemed like it was a pretty likely thing, with potential companies interested and prices being tossed around… but then this year, nothing?
I’ve mentioned elsewhere, the 1995 watershed management plan envisioned a canoe livery concession below Griggs, with a canoe trail to downtown – it never happened (yet) but how cool would that be?July 9, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #440893
I’ve mentioned elsewhere, the 1995 watershed management plan envisioned a canoe livery concession below Griggs, with a canoe trail to downtown – it never happened (yet) but how cool would that be?November 17, 2014 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #1050628
The scioto mile made this list. The photo is ok, but I’ve seen better (especially when they turn on the lighting effects).
Covering 1,393 square meters (15,000 square feet), the Scioto Mile Fountain features five stainless-steel halo structures with 1,100 fog nozzles and a central halo from which water is shot 22 meters (75 feet) into the air. The fountain operates only from April to October, and relies on an underground reservoir that can hold up to 416,395 liters (10,000 gallons) of water.
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