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Goodale Park, Columbus

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Goodale Park is a public park in the Victorian Village area of Columbus, Ohio. It was donated to the city in 1851 by Lincoln Goodale. For a few months during the Civil War, it was a staging area for Union troops known as Camp Jackson. ComFest, a large, free, multi-day, non-corporate, music and arts annual festival, is held in the park in June.

Located immediately north of downtown Columbus, the park is bordered by Goodale Street on the South, Park Street on the East, Buttles Avenue on the North, and Dennison Avenue on the West. Goodale Park features a pond, gazebo, tennis courts, a basketball court, bathrooms, and more.

The park contributes to the Near Northside Historic District, on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • This is a lovely park surrounded by some pretty old houses and within walking distance of both High Street shopping and North Market. It's easy to park here for free and walk to those. Don't miss the....  more
    This is a lovely park surrounded by some pretty old houses and within walking distance of both High Street shopping and North Market. It's easy to park here for free and walk to those. Don't miss the....  more »
  • In just a short walk from High Street, one feels transported back in time in the best way possible. The park area is picturesque, wide open, and gives the feel of being attached to a lot of history... 
    In just a short walk from High Street, one feels transported back in time in the best way possible. The park area is picturesque, wide open, and gives the feel of being attached to a lot of history...  more »
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  • Beautiful park, but can get a little crowded (I was here on Memorial Day weekend). Beautiful fountain, nice walking trails. Gazebo is gorgeous, perfect for photo shoots. Yes, there are a couple of homeless people living in the park, it looks like, but I didn't get bothered -- I'd still stay aware though. Lots of families in the park, lots of dogs, very family friendly and kid friendly - lots of playgrounds. Great place to spend an afternoon.
  • It is a beautiful Park where you can walk amongst trees, you can sit and watch the huge fountain that sits in the middle of a beautiful pond. There are several benches around the pond. There's a playground for the children. I just found it the other day and I've been there 3 times since then.

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