The Top 10 Parks in Columbus, Ohio

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Parks in Columbus, OhioPhoto by Randi Walle.
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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 our readers to help choose the top existing parks, and in 2019 the number one spot was The Scioto Mile. Constructed in 2011, this connection of Downtown parks lines the Scioto River, offering a place for leisure, exercise and gathering for festivals like Jazz & Ribs or PRIDE. The Scioto Mile has art sculptures, kayak rentals, bike trails and some of the best views of the skyline from one of the multiple bridge crossings.

For more information, visit www.sciotomile.com.

The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2019:

  1. The Scioto Mile
  2. Scioto Audubon Metro Park
  3. Topiary Park
  4. Whetstone / Park of Roses
  5. Franklin Park
  6. Schiller Park
  7. Goodale Park
  8. Highbanks Metro Park
  9. Antrim Park
  10. Blendon Woods

Flashback — Best Local Park of 2018: Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Flashback — Best Local Park of 2017: The Scioto Mile
Flashback — Best Local Park of 2016: Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Flashback — Best Local Park of 2015: Goodale Park

Flashback — Best Local Park of 2014: Goodale Park

Note: Our “Best of 2019″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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