Scioto Mile Fountain

A Spectacular Water Feature in the City’s Core

Get ready to experience the grand reopening of the Scioto Mile Fountain at Bicentennial Park this Friday, May 24. With its newly renovated features, including captivating non-interactive water and light shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy year-round. The fountain is open daily and completely free until Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visit Columbus Recreation and Parks’ for other spraygrounds and fountains across the city.


Here are a few fun facts about the Scioto Mile Fountain:

  • 15,000 square feet
  • 200 feet long
  • Holds 110,000 gallons of water in an underground reservoir
  • Shoots jets of water 75 feet into the air from its circular center blossom
  • Features five stainless-steel halo structures with 1,100 fog nozzles
  • 1,079 ground-level spray nozzles make up 24 hedgerows


The Scioto Mile Fountain officially opened for business in July 2011, standing out as a highlight of the completion of the first phase of the Scioto Mile project. Since then, it has become one of the most iconic parts of the Scioto Mile, capturing attention from both near and far with its brilliant design and enormous popularity. Now, any discussion of downtown Columbus is likely to drift toward the fountain, and its important role in the continued growth of downtown, sooner rather than later.

The Scioto Mile Fountain was named one of the 15 best fountains in the world by CNN in 2014. Read more here.

Location and Info


Bicentennial Park
233 Civic Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43215

Operating Hours


11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Interactive water features will remain open through Labor Day)

Live Fountain Status Updates


Nearby parking meters, parking garages and surface parking lots. Find available parking.


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