Scioto Mile Coming to Downtown Columbus This Summer!

Downtown Columbus is about to get a major facelift.

Work on The Scioto Mile, a huge winding riverfront park that stretches from the Arena District all the way to the Whittier Peninsula is on track for its grand opening on July 7th. The mile which boasts fountains, benches, and free Wi-Fi will physically connect Downtown to the Scioto River. Construction began in 2008, there is word that the Promenade section of the park may be open for visitors to take in the fireworks on the 4th as well.

The Promenade section of the park stretches along Civic Center Drive from Broad Street to Rich Street and connects Battelle and Bicentennial Parks.  Civic Center Drive has already undergone huge renovations in order to enhance access to the park.

A historic limestone railing (called the balustrade) runs along the Scioto Mile. The balustrade is presently undergoing restoration and will ultimately team with a continuous stone bench and a bubbling four foot-wide stream.

In addition to these features, a stone colonnade with swinging benches, traditional park benches, card and chess tables and a stunning plaza make this park an beautiful collaboration between nature and architecture.

And yes, the entire area will be designated a free Wi-Fi zone, offering a little work and a little play every day.

 

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