Scioto Mile Fountain
A Spectacular Water Feature in the City’s Core
Presented by the American Electric Power Foundation
This awe-inspiring fountain is the centerpiece of Bicentennial Park and the Scioto Mile. Designed by The Waterworx Company of Toronto, Ontario, the Scioto Mile Fountain is both an architectural marvel and interactive area for aquatic play. At night, the fountain viewing experience is enhanced by unique lighting and fog effects.More on Bicentennial Park
The History of Our Incredible Fountain
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.
About the Scioto Mile Fountain
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
Important Fountain Information
Due to extreme heat, The Scioto Mile Fountain will remain open until 5 p.m. on October 1 and 2, 2019. It will then be turned off for the season on Thursday, October 3, 2019, and will resume operation in May, 2020.
The Scioto Mile Fountain operates every day beginning in May until September 30, though it may need to be shut down from time to time for emergency maintenance or due to severe weather conditions such as lightning or strong winds. Visit our Facebook page for fountain closure updates.
Location & Info
Fountain Operating Hours
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday
(May – October 1, 2019)
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr.
Nearby parking meters, parking garages and surface parking lots