Battelle Riverfront Park
25 Marconi Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
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7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Battelle Riverfront Park, named in honor of Ohio
industrialist Gordon Battelle and funded through the Battelle Memorial
Institute, is located on the eastern bank of the Scioto River, across the
street from City Hall. The park is home to numerous monuments and
City of Columbus Firefighters Memorial - Erected
in 1958, the eternal flame atop Greek columns honors firefighters who died in
the line of duty.
Freedom - This sculpture was a gift to the City of
Columbus from renowned artist Alfred Tibor in 1985. A Holocaust survivor
and Columbus resident, Tibor created the sculpture in appreciation of the
freedoms and opportunities afforded him after immigrating to the United States
James W. Barney Pickaweekee Story Grove - Amid the
trees, whimsical bronze statues by internationally-renowned sculptor Jack
Greaves illustrate the story of Pickaweekee, a Native American boy from a
Scioto Valley tribe who embarks on a mythical journey of discovery. Donor
plaques line the sidewalk along the grove.
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Spanish American War Memorial - Presented by the
National Auxiliary United Spanish War Veterans in 1937.
Their Spirits Circle the Earth - Designed by the
children of Columbus, this memorial honors the courage and pioneering spirit of
the seven astronauts who perished aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on
January 28, 1986.
To Honor the Immigrants - This sculpture by Gary
Ross was commissioned by the Columbus Italian Club in 1992.
Workers Memorial - A joint effort of the
Columbus-Franklin County AFL-CIO, the Buckeye Chapter of the American Society
of Landscape Architects and the City of Columbus, Workers Memorial honors
Franklin County workers who have died on the job since 1992.
Following an extensive renovation in 2015 as part of the
larger Scioto Greenways project, the park now features expanded multi-purpose
trails and river access for small, hand-powered watercraft.