JOHN W. GALBREATH BICENTENNIAL PARK
About John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park
This 4.66 acre park at 233 Civic Center Drive is a downtown destination that features a one-of-a-kind fountain, park restaurant, and an eye-catching performance pavilion. The Scioto Mile Fountain presented by the American Electric Power Foundation —a stunning 15,000 square-foot marvel—shoots more than 1,000 jets of water, enhanced by unique lighting and fog effects, and is interactive and accessible for visitors of all ages. The park is also home to Milestone 229, a state-of-the-art, glass-enclosed restaurant and covered dining terrace that offers a panoramic view of the Scioto Mile, fountain, and the downtown skyline. The Performing Arts Pavilion is a permanent stage that hosts concerts, movies, and dance performances. The park was originally dedicated in 1976 to honor John W. Galbreath, an Ohio philanthropist, builder, Kentucky Derby breeder, and owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1945- 1985.
Performing Arts Stage
sponsored by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Designed to enhance downtown arts and cultural experiences, Bicentennial Park is home to an outdoor performance pavilion. The venue hosts free music, dance and theatrical performances presented by the Recreation and Parks Department, as well as offering rental opportunities for other community events.
Scioto Mile Fountain
presented by the American Electric Power Foundation
The Scioto Mile Fountain is the centerpiece of Bicentennial Park. The stunning 15,000 square-foot fountain has more than 1,000 jets of water that take on a multitude of forms and shapes. The fountain has interactive features with access for children of all ages, as well as a 75- foot towering jet of water. At night the fountain experience is enhanced by unique lighting and fog effects that form a backdrop for artistic light projections. The fountain operates seasonally from April though October.
Overlooking Bicentennial Park, Milestone 229 is a state-of-the-art, glass-enclosed restaurant featuring a covered outdoor dining terrace. Offering panoramic views of the Scioto Mile Fountain and riverfront, Milestone is open daily for lunch and dinner. An architectural icon along the riverfront, the building design includes roof-top solar panels to help power the fountain and restaurant.