Scioto Mile (Downtown Columbus)

Along the Columbus riverfront
Along the Scioto Mile on the Scioto Riverfront

145 acres of parkland make up the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus, along the Scioto Mile.  It stretches along the riverfront from the Arena District south to the Whittier Peninsula.  One amenity that I can’t take a picture of- for obvious reasons- is the free Wi-Fi provided by Time Warner Cable is available along the Scioto Mile and at Bicentennial Park.  The fountains at Bicentennial Park are open 10 AM – 10:30 PM Sunday through Thursday and 10AM – 11PM on Fridays & Saturdays from late-April until mid-October.  There is no specific closing date in the fall as it really depends on the weather at the time.

Some of the new amenities to the Scioto Mile was the benches in groups of 3 and the middle one is actually a swing.
Some of the new amenities to the Scioto Mile was the benches in groups of 3 and the middle one is actually a swing.
The fountains at Bicentennial Park along the Scioto Mile.  New for 2015 is public viewing hours.  Visitors are free to get into the fountains from 10 AM - 7:30 PM.  After 7:30 PM are public viewing hours, meaning no running through the fountains at that time.
The fountains at Bicentennial Park along the Scioto Mile. New for 2015 is public viewing hours. Visitors are free to get into the fountains from 10 AM – 7:30 PM. After 7:30 PM are public viewing hours, meaning no running through the fountains at that time. The fountain holds 110,000 gallons of water in an underground reservoir. The fountains spray water 75 feet into the air from the center. There are also five rings that create a misty fog and 1,070 ground fountains that shoot water and “dance.”

And in December, Bicentennial Park gets all lit up for the holidays:

200,000 LED lights illuminate 150 trees for what is known as The Grand Illumination that lights up sometime in early December.
200,000 LED lights illuminate 150 trees for what is known as The Grand Illumination that lights up sometime in early December.

North Bank Park, along the northern end of the Scioto Mile:

North Bank Park, near Nationwide Arena, is at the north end of The Scioto Mile.
North Bank Park, near Nationwide Arena, is at the north end of The Scioto Mile.
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