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50 Belle Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Dorrian Green provides play areas for children and adults, amenities include a Sensory Garden, Reading Garden, Butterfly and Pollinator Garden, and Prairie Garden consisting of plants native to central Ohio. The Fountain Plaza is anchored by an interactive fountain and flanked by two open-air pavilions and flowering cherry tree groves. The northwest and southwest entrances feature salvaged limestone structures from the historic Central High School Stadium that once occupied the site, and the relocation of a kinetic sculpture titled "The Spectrum Tree", celebrates Isaac Newton's discovery that sunlight contains the entire spectrum of colors.
Dorrian Green is named in honor of Franklinton
native Hugh J. Dorrian, a dedicated and unwavering public servant to the
residents of Columbus for 52 years. Mr. Dorrian served as the city’s fiscal
guardian from 1966 through 2017, first as Columbus City Treasurer and then as
Columbus City Auditor. He had a strong hand in the revitalization of the Short
North and other downtown neighborhoods, the Arena District, University
District, Scioto Mile and Franklinton. Mr. Dorrian, a graduate of St. Charles
High School, had a seat at the table for every major decision made on behalf of
the residents of Columbus for more than half a century, ensuring that Columbus
continued to thrive and grow into the vibrant city it is today. Parks have
always been a bright memory for Mr. Dorrian, as he spent many years playing at
Sunshine Park, which is now warmly known as Dodge Park. Dorrian Green is
nestled on the grounds of the former Central High School, which served as a
bedrock for community gatherings. Our hope is for Dorrian Green to serve as a
wonderful mainstay for Columbus residents and visitors for generations. The
dedication will highlight Mr. Dorrian’s commitment to building communities
where everyone is welcome and has the opportunity to thrive.