Columbus Parks and Gardens

(Columbus, Ohio - OH, USA)

Located on the banks of the Scioto River, Columbus enjoys a picturesque setting that is complemented by a great many parks and gardens.

These include the unique Topiary Garden, the impressive Franklin Park Conservatory, as well as more standard parks in Columbus, popular for walking, jogging, and various other outdoor activities.

Goodale Park

Address: 120 West Goodale Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43201, USA
Tel: +1 614 645 3300
This is one of the oldest parks in the country, dating back to 1850 and featuring 35 acres / 14 hectares of beautiful scenery, lovely views of the city, as well as of Victoria Village and its impressive architecture.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 23:00
Admission: free

Franklin Park Conservatory

Address: 1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43203, USA
Tel: +1 614 715 8000
This highly popular park is located within minutes of downtown Columbus and offers visitors replicas of a rain forest and the Himalayas, along with water gardens, a bonsai garden, a butterfly garden, and a huge collection of orchids.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under two free

North Bank Park

Address: 311 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio OH, USA
Tel: +1 205 477 5711
This park is popular with joggers, cyclists, and boating enthusiasts and is located along the banks of the Scioto River.
Open hours: dawn to dusk
Admission: free

Sam and Eulalia Frantz Park

Address: 4995 Rings Road, Dublin, Ohio OH, USA
Northwest of downtown Columbus lies this unique park boasting a total of 109 ears of corn sculpted from concrete, celebrating the city's agricultural heritage.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: free

Topiary Garden

Address: 480 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43215, USA
Tel: +1 614 465 0197
A unique garden in Columbus, recreating the George Seurat painting 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte', complete with boats, dogs, a pond, and stylish sculptures of people 12-feet / 3.5-meters tall.
Open hours: daily - sunrise to sunset (best time April to November)
Admission: free