scioto-audobon

SCIOTO AUDUBON

About the Scioto Audobon

This 120 acre wildlife oasis occupies the Whittier Peninsula, which for most of Columbus’ history was an industrial area dominated by factories, warehouses and railroad yards. Opening in 2009, the park features wetlands, boat launches, and one of the nation’s largest outdoor climbing walls. It is also home to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, a stopover for thousands of birds that migrate north from Central and South America.

Climbing Wall

The largest free outdoor climbing wall in the country, 35 feet high. Climbing is free, but climbers must bring their own ropes and equipment. The climbing wall opens at 9am and closes one hour before the park close. On the second Friday of the month, from March through November, the climbing wall will stay open till midnight. Call the ranger cell phone number (614.202.5197) to verify late-night opening in case of bad weather conditions.

Boat Ramp

You can launch your boat and sail the Scioto River.

Fishing Access

Fish the river from the boat ramp or elevated fishing dock.

Hiking and Biking

The Scioto Greenway Trail runs through the park.

Neos

An interactive electronic game structure provides fun for visitors of all ages.

Sand Volleyball

Three competition-size sand volleyball courts are available in the Central Activities Area near the climbing wall. Nets are in place, but we recommend that you bring your own volleyball. Court use is free.

Dog Park

A 2-acre dog park features separate areas for small dogs and large dogs, each with its own agility course. The dog park is located just past the climbing wall in the central activities area.

Grange Insurance Audubon Center

A nature center providing educational programming and information for the city of Columbus, its residents and public schools.