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  • Writer's pictureJohn Larrimer

Battelle Riverfront Park: Columbus, Ohio's Premier Attraction

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Nestled along the banks of the Scioto River, Battelle Riverfront Park is tucked into the heart of Columbus, Ohio. Abuzz with walkers, cyclists, children, and more, this 367-acre green space gives city dwellers, tourists, and locals alike an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life, and enjoy some much-needed quiet time. Park guests can also indulge in spectacular views of the Scioto Mile and the newly constructed pedestrian suspension bridge. Information can be found here.

Drawing nearly one million visitors each year, Battelle Riverfront Park is the premier attraction in Central Ohio, hosting dozens of events and activities throughout the year. Upon arriving at the park, visitors are immediately taken in by its picturesque beauty, a vast array of activities, and convenient accessibility. Through partnerships between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and dozens of local organizations, Battelle Riverfront Park offers an expansive variety of recreational options and amenities. In the warmer months, guests can take a dip in the park's newly constructed wading pool and playground area. Cyclists can take to the popular Scioto Mile bike path, which passes through the park, or enjoys one of the bike rentals available throughout the park. In the cooler months, visitors can take advantage of the park's ice skating rink or go for a quiet jaunt down one of the park's many walking trails. The park also features a variety of recreational sports courts, including a Frisbee Golf course and pickleball courts. See here for information about Goodale Park: A Reflection of a True Ohioan Tourist Destination.

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