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  • Scioto Mile Promenade in Columbus, Ohio

Scioto Mile Promenade: Stretch Your Legs & Relax

Wander beside the river between beautiful parks and enjoy breathtaking views of the skyline at this peaceful urban walkway. Connecting Bicentennial Park with Battelle Riverfront Park, the Scioto Mile Promenade is a relaxing greenway on Columbus' revitalized riverfront. Linger on shaded benches and swings. Calm your mind in picturesque gardens and play chess with the locals. Stroll along the historic stone balustrade or go for an evening run. Discover groves of birch trees, cool outdoor cafes, and lively performance pavilions. And don't miss the stunning 15,000-square-foot play fountain, a prime destination for families on sunny summer days. Looking for a hotel near Scioto Mile? We're less than a mile away.



  • Vary by venue; all parks are open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


  • Free


  • Rhythm on the River
  • Jazz & Rib Fest
  • WinterFest


  • Miles of Jogging & Biking Trails
  • Interactive Play Fountains
  • Riverfront Parks
  • Free Music Concerts
  • Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
  • Outdoor Cafes


  • What events are held at the Scioto Mile Promenade?

    Major events at the Scioto Mile Promenade include the Rhythm on the River Music summer concert series, Jazz & Rib Fest, and WinterFest. There are also free weekly bird hikes and pre-K story-time sessions.
  • Where is the closest parking to the Scioto Mile?

    There are numerous parking garages, surface lots, and metered street spaces nearby, including the Columbus Commons parking garage at the southwest corner of Third Street and Rich Street. You'll find additional parking on the southeast corner of Front Street and Rich Street.


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