The Scioto Mile – What’s new on Columbus’ downtown riverfront park?

The beginning of the Bicenetennial Park Bandshell and Cafe
The beginning of the Bicenetennial Park Bandshell and Cafe

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I’m down that way once a week or so and I’m always surprised at the progress. Though I have to say that I’m never surprised by the progress of the Main Street bridge–it seems like it’s the longest project in the world.

The Scioto Mile is a $44 million investment in Downtown Columbus’ Riverfront. Under the direction of Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), which was created in 2002 to lead Downtown redevelopment and implement the Downtown Strategic Plan, The Scioto Mile is just one part of the City’s five-part revitalization plan.

Part of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, The Scioto Mile features:

  • The Promenade on the Scioto Mile, a grand esplanade and green corridor that stretches along Civic Center Drive from Broad Street to Rich Street, connecting Battelle Riverfront Park with the John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park.
  • The John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park, a 4.7-acre park featuring a stunning 15,000-square-foot water fountain, casual dining cafe and eye-catching bandshell.

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