3055 Lockbourne Road
Columbus, OH 43207
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7 a.m.-11 p.m.
This community park provides facilities for family-friendly activities, and Stockbridge Park includes a paved walking loop, two parking lots, a playground and an open shelter.
October 2020, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department acquired 11 acres of the
former Stockbridge School on South Champion Avenue, next to Stockbridge Park, in
the Far South neighborhood. This addition, purchased from Columbus City
Schools, means the entire park is now 22 acres!
Recreation and Parks Department was awarded a Clean Ohio Conservation grant
from the Ohio Public Works Commission to acquire the site and plant thousands
of native trees on the site of the former school. In coordination with the Far
South community, the department designed a sustainable, resilient forest that
residents can access via a paved walking loop and mowed paths. Reforesting
Stockbridge Park provides critical tree canopy to one of the city’s highest
create this forest, in 2021, the old Stockbridge Elementary School building was
demolished and the surrounding 2 acres of pavement were removed. In 2022, the department planted native wildflowers
and grasses across the park, along with approximately 2,400
native trees. Most trees are planted in “pods” that are composed of a
naturalized mix of different species, with grass walking paths between them.
Individual trees have also been planted at the entrances on Lockbourne and
South Champions, as well as to provide shade to park users around the
playground, the open-air shelter, the parking lots and the paved walking loop.
- Athletic Fields
- Ball Diamonds
- Parking Lot