About Genoa Park and Riverfront Amphitheater

This 2.07 acre park at 303 West Broad Street is named after Genoa, Italy, the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus, our city’s namesake. The park serves as a gateway to COSI, the Center of Science and Industry, a dynamic hands-on science museum located in the former Central High School. The park’s main feature is the Riverfront Amphitheater, which annually attracts thousands of visitors for concerts and events. Also found in the park is a statue of Lucas Sullivant, founder of Franklinton, a town named after Benjamin Franklin that was once located on the west bank of Columbus. The park opened in 1999 and is home to the Columbus Police Memorial honoring officers killed in the line of duty.

Some Scioto Mile trails at Genoa Park may be temporally closed due to construction for the Scioto Mile Greenways project. Click here for more details.