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The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020Goodale Park — Photo by J. Jessee via Flickr.
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While 2020 was mostly a year of social distancing and sheltering in place, it didn’t stop anyone from safely visiting outdoor greenspaces like city parks, metro parks and hiking trails. So one positive thing that we got to survey our readers and editors about was the annual list of best parks in Columbus and Central Ohio Region.

This year, they selected Goodale Park as the #1 pick, centered in the heart of Victorian Village, just north of Downtown Columbus. This 32 acre greenspace is one of the city’s oldest parks, with a 170-year history of public access. In addition to the open green spaces, the park features tennis courts, a basketball court, playground, picnic areas a gazebo and more. Goodale Park is home to many events throughout the year including outdoor movie nights, summer concert series and of course, ComFest.

For more information, visit www.columbus.gov.

The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020:

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

Flashback — Best Local Park of 2019: The Scioto Mile
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 2020″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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