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Schiller Park

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1069 Jaeger St. 
Columbus, OH 43206
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Park Hours:
7 a.m. - 11 p.m. 

The pond has been restocked as of 11/4/2021.

Schiller Park is the second oldest park in the City of Columbus, runner up to only Goodale Park, established in 1857. Schiller Park was obtained in April 1867 for $15,000. Originally called Stewart's Grove by the early settlers, the city bought these 23.5 acres in 1867 and Stewart's Grove became City Park. In 1891, it was renamed Schiller park after the famous German poet, Friedrich von Schiller. An impressive statue of Schiller decorates the center of the park.

During World War I, American sentiment turned against all things German and Schiller Park was renamed Washington Park. Several of the German Street names in the area also were changed. After the war, the park's name was changed back to Schiller, although most of the streets did not revert to their pre-war names (German Village Society, 1992).

The park is now a well-kept central location of German Village life. The community center, picnic areas, softball diamonds, fishing pond and stage for the Actor's Summer Theater, not to mention the beautifully landscaped gardens, make Schiller Park the jewel of German Village.


Champion Trees

Champion Trees is a program of American Forests that identifies and promotes the oldest and largest trees of each species in the country and each state. These trees have survived for decades or even centuries through the harshest of times and deserve recognition for their strength and endurance. Their existence helps promote the many benefits that all trees provide for our community and neighborhoods.

Biltmore ash (Fraxinus americana var. biltmoreana) – Schiller Park – Located here.

Wych elm (Ulmus glabra) – Schiller Park – Located here.


Schiller Park Floral Gardens

Check out the beautifully landscaped Huntington Perennial Garden and Umbrella Girl Garden.

  • 23.45  Acres
  • Basketball Court
  • Floral Displays
  • Gazebo
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Tennis Court
    • Lighted
  • Walking Trail
  • Athletic Fields - Softball
German Village Veterinary Hospital