Columbus’ Downtown Destination

Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, the Scioto Mile is an urban oasis comprised of more than 175 acres of lush parkland. Stretching along the riverfront from the vibrant Arena District to the natural beauty of the Whittier Peninsula, the Scioto Mile reconnects downtown to the Scioto River through an integrated system of parks, boulevards, bikeways and pedestrian paths.

Fostering some of our City’s most celebrated features—a stunning 15,000 square-foot interactive fountain, the country’s largest free outdoor climbing wall, and the tranquil beauty of the 120-acre Scioto Audubon, a magnet for shore birds and birds of prey—the Scioto Mile has something for everyone.

Latest Blog Post

Jazz & Rib Fest July 22-24

There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with hot ribs and cool jazz! Jazz & Rib Fest, presented by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, will return for its 37th year to a new location on the Scioto Mile. The aroma of hot ribs and sounds of cool jazz on three stages in Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa P…

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