Mill Race Park is a city-owned park located in Columbus, Indiana (Bartholomew County), where the Flat Rock and the Driftwood rivers join together (forming the east fork of the White River) in downtown Columbus.Plan to visit Mill Race Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Columbus attractions using our Columbus trip planner.
Mill Race Park reviews
This public park is large and great for walking. It includes a lake, covered bridge, observation tower and a number of interpretive signs. Wonderful green space at the edge of downtown more »
Safe, clean, shady. You can walk for miles right beside the river and there are places you can kick your shoes off and wade in. Restrooms, picnic areas are along the trail. Suitable for walking... more »
Great place to picnic or take a walk! The trail next to the river is well maintained, there's a lot of good parking (most conveniently located close to picnic tables), the playground is expansive, and overall it's very clean! The only downside is how many mosquitoes you encounter next to the river... but that can't really be helped.
Mill Race Park is a great place to take the kids to play on the playground. This is also a great park to go for a walk on the trails, play basketball, go up the tower and enjoy a great view of downtown Columbus. You can sled down the hill of the amphitheater in the winter, catch concerts when it's warm out, enjoy the arts festival and so much here throughout the year. One thing I would recommend staying away from is bringing young children here to swim. Too many children have been swept away over the years in the river. A great place to go for a good time with the family or by ones self. Have fun and be safe.
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