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Columbus Needs 10,000 Acres of Public Parks to Catch Up

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Needs 10,000 Acres of Public Parks to Catch Up

The Trust for Public Land released their annual ParkScore rankings several days ago, and Columbus landed in 49th place on the list. The ranking system weighs four main factors: park access, total acreage, investment in parks, and park amenities. The investment category is where Columbus scored best. The city received a 73 out of 100 […]

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The Top 10 Parks in Columbus, Ohio

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Parks in Columbus, Ohio

There are many green spaces throughout Central Ohio — from city parks to sports facilities to natural waterways to metro parks — and everyone has a favorite place to go. In 2020 we’ll even learn more about how some of these spaces will become better connected through the Rapid 5 Project. For now though, we’ve asked […]

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Rapid 5 Project Aims to Connect All Central Ohio Waterways

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A new large-scale project will be formally announced in 2020 with the goal of connecting all of Central Ohio’s major waterways and trails together into a cohesive system for residents and visitors. The “Rapid5” program is being spearheaded by local leadership at the Urban Land Institute of Columbus, MetroParks, MORPC, Franklin County and others. The […]

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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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New Riverside Crossing Park Plans Revealed

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The City of Dublin unveiled new details on the new Riverside Crossing Park last week during a public input session, providing residents a glimpse of what phase one of the east side of the new riverfront will look like upon completion. In addition to the walking and biking paths, the new park is set to […]

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First Look: The Franklin Park Conservatory Children’s Garden

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The new two-acre Children’s Garden at The Franklin Park Conservatory (brought to you by support from the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation) has officially opened, offering Conservatory visitors another outdoor space to explore, learn about the botanical world, and have some fun in the process. Features of the facility include interactive spaces focused on gardening, art, music, […]

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The Top 10 Parks in Columbus in 2017

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Parks in Columbus in 2017

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 […]

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