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Tuttle Rec Center will reopen on March 28th

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From The Dispatch: City to let group reopen Tuttle rec center By Kathy Lynn Gray Another Columbus recreation building will live again. The doors at Tuttle Recreation Center will swing open March 28, six weeks after the city closed it and 10 other centers in a cost-cutting move. Camp Fire USA Central Ohio Council has […]


Metro Parks will be asking for levy on May 5 ballot

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From The Dispatch: Metro Parks board to push 0.75-mill levy By Mark Ferenchik People love their parks. But do they appreciate them enough to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for them, even if the annual cost adds up to just a few lunches? Metro Parks is asking voters to approve a 10-year, 0.75-mill […]


Locating the New Boathouse on Griggs Reservoir

 Alex Silbajoris

The new boathouse on Griggs has received coverage in the local media from time to time in 2008. I was involved in the process, and I wrote an article describing it. It’s a long story with many elements.   SciotoRiverFriends.org wrote Locating the New Boathouse on Griggs Reservoir  by Alex Silbajoris For many years, the […]

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I-70/71 plan shrinks two downtown parks

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The Dispatch wrote I-70/71 plan shrinks parks Friday, November 28, 2008 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS Plans for rebuilding the I-70/71 corridor Downtown aren’t final, but one thing is: The improved highway will nip off parts of two parks. The Ohio Department of Transportation will show plans for changes to Dodge Park in Franklinton and Scioto Audubon […]


Scioto Audubon Metro Park might expand

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The Dispatch wrote River park might expand Saturday, November 22, 2008 By Mark Ferenchik The new Scioto Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula might attract more than birds and their binocular-toting followers. It also might draw wall climbers, ice skaters and dog owners. Metro Parks is considering expanding the 84-acre park hugging the Scioto […]


Leash law limbo leaves dog lovers, haters stuck

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The Dispatch wrote Leash law limbo leaves dog lovers, haters stuck Saturday, August 23, 2008 BY ELIZABETH GIBSON The Columbus Recreation and Parks Commission approved a rule two years ago that dogs would have to be on leashes in city parks once Columbus had four fenced parks where dogs could run free. But now, parks […]


Ash borer moves into Highbanks; many trees at risk

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Dispatch wrote Ash borer moves into Highbanks; As many as 25,000 trees could be at risk Thursday, June 5, 2008 By Spencer Hunt The emerald ash borer has been found in Highbanks Metro Park, a discovery that puts thousands of ash trees at the mercy of the voracious pest. Franklin County Metro Parks officials said […]


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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!