Scioto Mile Fountain

A Spectacular Water Feature in the City’s Core

The Scioto Mile Fountain is undergoing improvements this summer and is closed for construction. It will be back bigger and better than ever in 2024! Check out renderings for the project and see what the fountain will look like when it reopens.

Looking for options to splash in the water and stay cool this summer? Visit any of Columbus Recreation and Parks’ other spraygrounds or 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

Closed for Construction


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