Stretching along the downtown Columbus Riverfront from the Arena District to the Whittier Peninsula, the Scioto Mile is the city’s premier downtown destination. Often referred to as an “urban oasis,” Scioto Mile Park is comprised of more than 175 acres of scenic overlooks, lush parkland, fountains, and a riverfront promenade. Offering some the city’s most popular features, be sure to check out the 15,000 square-foot interactive fountain, do some cross training at the country’s largest free outdoor climbing wall, and take a moment to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the 120-acre Scioto Audubon, known as a “magnet for shore birds and birds of prey.” The Scioto Mile runs from Bicentennial Park to Northbank Park, and includes views of the Statehouse, City Hall, the Ohio Supreme Court, Le Veque Tower, and Nationwide Arena.
This is part of the more extensive Scioto Greenway Trail, which heads about 10 miles from Frank Rd. in the southeast to Fifth Ave. in the northwest. It also intersects with the Olentangy Trail downtown.