Scioto Greenways Project
The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is proud to become the steward of the Scioto Greenways. This project is the culmination of strong partnerships, vision and a $36 million investment in our downtown riverfront.
“We see the Scioto Greenways as an extension of the Scioto Mile; an extension of our ability as a Recreation and Parks Department to have a significant impact on the quality of life and economic success of the city. This impact can only happen with proper maintenance, creative programming and innovative marketing, which requires resources,” said Director Tony Collins. “We have made personnel, supply and equipment additions to our 2016 budget request to ensure the Scioto Mile and Greenways are successful. It’s important for our stakeholders, including citizens, to understand the return on this investment; it is the value of what we do as your Recreation and Parks Department.”
The Scioto Greenways project created 33 acres of new parkland and 1.5 miles of multi-use trails that connect the Scioto Mile network of parks. In addition to expanded active and passive park space, visitors now have easy access to the river and three launch points for hand-powered watercraft.