Columbus Commons is a six-acre green space located in downtown Columbus featuring world-class gardens, grand lawns, the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion and walking paths. The Bosque in the southern end of the park includes restrooms, an outdoor reading room, a hand-carved carousel, bistro tables and chairs and two park cafes: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams and Tortilla Street Food.For Columbus Commons and beyond, use our Columbus road trip planning app to get the most from your Columbus vacation.
Managed by Capitol South and the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Columbus Commons serves as a thriving gathering place and hosts nearly 250 community events during the April-October season, including concerts, races, festivals, Family Fundays, movies, Food Truck Food Court, outdoor fitness classes and more.
Columbus Commons Reviews
We just happened by the open space on our way home from a concert. Wow! The city has done a great job of making the space a special spot with brightly colored lights spread across the lawn... more »
Great place to walk, read, grab some great food at many restaurants surrounding Columbus Commons. Tremendous asset to Downtown Columbus. Stop by now to see the beautiful Christmas lights. more »
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