Photos by OHventures
1069 Jaeger St
Columbus, OH 43206
I am a park fiend. Meaning, if I can find the right park, I can truly spend an entire day there and be completely content. Schiller Park is that perfect park. There is a bit of everything at there and it is in the perfect location. It is in the heart of German Village, which is truly one of the most quaint and down to earth neighborhoods in downtown Columbus.
The park (which in my opinion is rivaled only by Whetstone Park of Roses and Goodale Park) has a great pond with a bridge where it is common to see people feeding ducks, playing with motorized boats, or having a romantic walk with a loved one (or just a nice chat with a friend). There are also a lot of floral arrangements and unique landscaping peppered throughout the park, and lots of need statues, including a huge one of Mr. Schiller himself. You can't miss it.
The most unique thing about Schiller Park is that in the summer months, they have theatre productions in an amphitheatre in one corner of the park. Pack a picnic or some wine and some blankets and enjoy the show! It is free and kid-friendly, and sure as hell beats watching TV in the summer!!
Other features are playgrounds, a fenced in area for dogs, and many open areas for sports.
For sure pencil in an after-dinner stroll. I have personally had many great moments in this park, which is maybe why I am so partial, but I swear this place has a great aura about it that will make it one of your favorites.
Quick Park Specs: Playgrounds, Running, Theatre, Gardens, Dog Park, Pond