About the Mile

Stretching along the downtown Columbus riverfront from the vibrant Arena District on the north end to the natural beauty of the Whittier Peninsula on the south, the Scioto Mile is comprised of more than 145 acres of lush parkland, fountains, scenic overlooks and a riverfront promenade.

Part of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, the Scioto Mile plays an essential role in the revitalization of downtown by offering a vibrant place for people to gather.

Downtown Columbus is the heart of central Ohio, and the core of our Capital City. It is the business, cultural, arts and government center of central Ohio. It is the place where our community comes together to work, enrich our minds, exercise our bodies, relax and play. When downtown is strong and vibrant, we all are proud to call it our home.