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2020 Winter Hike: Scioto Audubon

Anne Evans Anne Evans 2020 Winter Hike: Scioto Audubon

Join us for a 1- or 2-mile hike through the park. Leashed pets are welcome at this hike. Food and hot drinks served after the hike. Hike to a greener place – Here’s how you can help: – Bring a reusable mug or bowl – Buy a bowl from Friends of Metro Parks – Car […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2019

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

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rapid 5 Project Aims to Connect All Central Ohio Waterways

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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Walk the Creek

Anne Evans Anne Evans Walk the Creek

Enjoy a walk through the woodland creek! All ages. Meet at the Nature Center. Happening at Blendon Woods Metro Park Saturday 10/12, 2pm-4pm

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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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The Top 10 Arts & Culture Institutions in Columbus in 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Arts & Culture Institutions in Columbus in 2018

Picking a top cultural institution is a difficult task. Each destination in Columbus is worthy for its own specific reasons, and we can’t help but encourage everyone to visit each one. But it wouldn’t be a year-end recap without making a few lists, which is why we polled our readers and editors to categorize and […]

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Photos: Washington Gladden Social Justice Park Now Open

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Photos: Washington Gladden Social Justice Park Now Open

First announced back in May of 2017, the Washington Gladden Social Justice Park officially opened on Sunday, Oct. 28. Located at 404 E. Broad St., the new park features a small green space with auditorium-style seating, a separate enclosed space, and a long wall highlighting significant events and people of early social justice history in […]

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