FOUNTAINSIDE presented by Sunny 95

Make a splash! Join us for FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 FM) for a variety of FREE children’s activities. This delightful Columbus Recreation and Parks Department series offers water play and fountain fun at the 15,000 square-foot interactive fountain in Bicentennial Park on select Wednesdays throughout the summer from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. An array of themed activities, games, arts and crafts await—get ready to jump into summer with our favorite fountain frog, visit with barnyard friends, learn how to prepare healthy foods, and stay active all summer long. Pedal your way to a healthier lifestyle on the Molina Healthcare Smoothie Bicycle. As always, Sunny 95 will be on site to cool you off with free ice cream from the Meijer Treat Truck.

Grab a blanket and enjoy a picnic in the park! Donatos will be in the park with delicious pizza — buy a slice or an entire pie, and savor those edge to edge toppings all summer long.

2015 FountainSide Dates
Free |  June 3 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

It’s time to dive in and start the summer series off right! Get into character with Dramatic Impact as you hear the story of Water Tales and Water Wings. Make friends with exotic animals from the Columbus Zoo, and explore reptilian life with The Turtle…

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Free |  June 10 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Join us for a wild afternoon! Learn about Ohio’s native creatures with the Indian Village Outdoor Education Center and Ohio Wildlife Center. Stop by COSI on Wheels to examine their insect collections under microscopes. You’re sure to see some wild things!  Taste garden fruits and…

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Free |  June 17 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER Get into the green scene at Bicentennial Park! Build an “awesomely tiny house” using recyclable material with Columbus Museum of Art. Construct earth-friendly dragonflies with OSU Urban Arts Space, and stay green while getting crafty with Thurber House. Create bubbles with…

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Free |  June 24 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Explore the best of the best at FountainSide! Dive into the world of Dr. Seuss with Columbus Children’s Theatre, and glide over to OSU Urban Arts Space to decorate your own Australian boomerang. Journey through the park as POINT explores the process of collecting water…

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Free |  July 8 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

It’s a whirlwind at FountainSide! Begin the day with mini-cloud creations at COSI on Wheels. Get crafty with Indian Village Outdoor Education Center and Macaroni Kid while learning about clouds and tornadoes. Catch a cloud in your hand with ACS Kids & Chemistry, and fly…

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Free |  July 22 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Shake up your afternoon in the city by learning about life in the country! Trot over to Bring the Farm to You to interact with farm animals, then see what’s slithering around with The Turtle Lady. Get crafty with Thurber House as you design your…

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Free |  July 29 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Summer fun in the city continues! Paint the town with OSU Urban Arts Space and carry on the creativity as you make your own bracelet with St. Vincent Family Center. Create your own planet with Thurber House, and skip over to OSU Sports Marketing to…

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Free |  August 5 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

FountainSide won’t skip a beat! Put on your dancing shoes for a Zumba activity, and then stretch over to St. Vincent Family Center for art and yoga. Embrace the world of Tai Chi with Franklin Park Conservatory, and explore historic hands-on items from Ohio History…

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Free |  August 12 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Let’s salute summer and celebrate with fountain friends! Experience the world of fingerprint science with COSI on Wheels, and catch your last round of sports knowledge with OSU Sports Marketing.  Dive in and discover the world of reptiles and amphibians with P.T. Reptiles. Stop by…

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