South Park Zone

The Ridge Runner Cafe and store at Devil’s Den State Park is closed temporarily due to a fire. Nation music singer and acclaimed visual artist Terry Allen came up with the notion following going to the city and mastering that the Scioto River requires its name from the Shawnee Indian word for hairy water.” According to nearby legend, when the Shawnee first migrated to Scioto River valley from the Carolinas, they found deer hair floating in the river.

As soon as the internet site of a charcoal-fired iron furnace that manufactured iron products beginning in 1764, Pine Grove Furnace State Park has a lot of historic buildings, including the Paymasters Property, Ironmaster’s Mansion, furnace stack and organization retailer. Funding for park came from the state of Ohio’s ($8.75M) and city of Columbus ($5M) capital budgets. Cedar Run Park is a neighborhood park located within the community of Cedar Run in Blacklick, OH. This park was built in 2013, and features an open air shelterhouse, plenty of green space and playground gear. The park has youth and adult sports leagues, fishing, trails, playgrounds and organic locations.

Originally a family farm in the early 1800’s, the land was acquire by Columbus mayor James A. Rhodes in 1944 and converted into a park for Victory Gardens during Planet War II. More than 500 Victory Gardens have been planted all through the duration of the war, and on Memorial Day 1950, the land was christened Whetstone Park. Originally referred to as Stewart’s Grove by the early settlers, the city purchased these 23.five acres in 1867 and Stewart’s Grove became City Park. Prestwick is a (5.06 acre) neighborhood park positioned north of the 270 outer belt, close to the Polaris area.

As of March, 2014 the Richter Worker’s Memorial Park is closed due to the Scioto Greenways building project. Harrison West is a (.35 acre) little corner park that incorporates a playground, benches, pincnic tables, walkways, fencing, and plants. Bushland stroll trails, immaculate gardens and parklands and a wide variety of children’s discovery play areas can all be found in Kings Park. The reservoir is an vital function for tourism, but also for the water it gives to the city of Columbus. The park incorporates a basketball court, playground gear and an ample walking trail.

The park is named right after the Italian city of Genoa – a single of Columbus’ ten international sister cities and the birthplace of city’s namesake Christopher Columbus. Constructed upon the former web site of the Avenue of Flags, the Promenade characteristics a stone colonnade with shaded swings, park benches, wonderful gardens, and tables created for card games or chess. Frederick Law Olmsted visited Birkenhead Park in 1850 and praised its qualities.

This park runs along the East bank of the Scioto River from the Principal Street Bridge, south to the Greenlawn Dam. The park and lake present guests with a variety of recreational activities from picnicking, hiking, boating and fishing. The area does incorporate parking, and the neighboring Brentnell Community Center is just a short drive south of this park. The stone veneer on the park walls are actual stone from the Ohio Penitentiary that once stood north of the park.

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