About North Bank Park

This 9 acre park at 311 West Long Street, site of the old pumphouse for the Ohio State Penitentiary, was dedicated on July 16, 2005. Funding for the park came from the state of Ohio’s and city of Columbus’ capital budgets, with the land being donated by AEP. The focal point of the park is the glass pavilion, which is available for public rentals. The upper level plaza includes an interactive spray fountain for small children, and there is also a large patio with tables and benches that provides a panoramic view of the Scioto River and the downtown skyline. The stone veneer on the park walls are actual stones from the Ohio State Penitentiary that once stood just north of the park.