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Columbus Reveals Urban Forestry Plan

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Reveals Urban Forestry Plan

Trees are one of the most important and efficient tools available to any city hoping to mitigate the hazards of climate change, and Columbus does not have enough of them. Only 22% of the city is covered by tree canopy—less than Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati. But with the introduction of the city’s new Urban […]

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Options Presented for Clintonville Bike Bridges

Brent Warren Brent Warren Options Presented for Clintonville Bike Bridges

Plans to close the last significant gap in the Olentangy Trail are moving forward. Currently, trail users have to navigate city streets to get from Clinton-Como Park to Northmoor Park (or vice-versa), crossing North Broadway at the Milton Avenue traffic light. Five different alternatives for closing the gap were presented during a virtual meeting last […]

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New Skatepark, Other Improvements Planned for Tuttle Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Skatepark, Other Improvements Planned for Tuttle Park

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is moving forward with long-planned improvements to Tuttle Park in the University District. A new, 12,000-square-foot skatepark will be built on the eastern edge of the park, along with a new shelter house, two updated tennis courts, and a basketball court. The futsal court in the southeast corner of […]

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City to Buy Douglas Elementary, Starling Middle to be Auctioned

Brent Warren Brent Warren City to Buy Douglas Elementary, Starling Middle to be Auctioned

The former Douglas Alternative Elementary School building, located at 51 S. Douglass St. in Olde Towne East, will hold a new Senior Creative Campus run by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department. The department will also take over the former Stockbridge Elementary School site on the South Side, and plans to use it to extend […]

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Connector from Olentangy Trail to Bethel Road Now Open

Brent Warren Brent Warren Connector from Olentangy Trail to Bethel Road Now Open

A pair of major upgrades to the Olentangy Trail have been completed, including a connector that enables direct access to and from Bethel Road for the first time. The second upgrade is a widening of the trail – from 9 to 12 feet – between Bethel Road and Antrim Lake. The new connector brings users from […]

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Top 10 Parks of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Parks of 2018

While Central Ohio is relatively flat without oceans or mountains, we make up for it in parkland with a wide variety of outdoor recreation spaces. From smaller urban parks to rural outdoor settings, you can find a lot to do outside year-round.  When our readers and editors were surveyed to decide the top park this […]

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How to Celebrate National Fossil Day in Columbus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea How to Celebrate National Fossil Day in Columbus

This Wednesday, Oct. 17, is National Fossil Day in the United States, with the National Park Service, regional and local organizations hosting fossil events all over the country. The Park Service organizes National Fossil Day every year, “to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their […]

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