Monday, May 20, 2013

Scioto Audubon Park

Scioto Audubon Park is one of the newer Columbus Metro Parks, located in downtown Columbus.  It is 120 acres and provides the following great features:
  • Boat launch
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Playground
  • Volleyball courts
  • Walking/bicycling paths to the Scioto Mile
  • Dog park
There is a nature center as well to enjoy.  The park sits right on the Scioto River, so expect to see lots of wetland type birds.  The view is also very beautiful, as you can see from the image below.  This was taken from the back observation deck of the nature center.

There is a boardwalk that takes you over the wetland area here to the water tower(which has an observation deck), climbing wall, volleyball courts and playground area.

If the boardwalk is not your thing, there are alternative paths, both dirt and blacktop paths to get to the area above.

There is also a great, alternative view of the Columbus skyline from this location. 

A fun walk or biking adventure can be had by taking the blacktop path to the Scioto Mile.  Here you can get to see the restructured downtown - fountains at Scioto Mile, walk along the river, see the unique architecture of the Main Street bridge, visit COSI or eat at one of the many downtown restaurants.