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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
+1 614-645-3217
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Peaceful experience

Always a peaceful, clean, beautiful park. Very well kept, with an abundance of well-marked rose... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy P
Japanse Beetles Take Over

The park is free to all visitors and open every day from dawn to dusk. It is accessible to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Akron, Ohio
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One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose bushes and specialized gardens for herbs, daffodils and perennials.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
+1 614-645-3217
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always a peaceful, clean, beautiful park. Very well kept, with an abundance of well-marked rose types to explore. A fountain, benches, and other structures add a nice touch.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The park is free to all visitors and open every day from dawn to dusk. It is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Our visit followed a hard rainstorm so most of the beautiful roses were beaten down by the rain. However, as the day cleared...More

Thank rescueagreyhound
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pRk to visit! Very clean, lived in Cbus my whole life and finally visited. Love the area. Lots to do.

Thank TaraLynn326
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearly they do not have funding or volunteers to keep up the roses. It was pretty sad compared to the heydey when everything was blooming and trimmed. Still, a place in the neighborhood to walk back to the rose garden from the community center/library parking...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy riding my bike through this lovely park located in Clintonville. There are baseball fields, gardens, trails, and various other activities in this park. Stop by on the 4th of July to check out the fireworks.

Thank BigSweetsSully
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great park to walk, sit, think, people watch and of course enjoy the roses.While there is s lot of open space there are strategic spots where you can find shade. The park is handicapped accessible however the trek from the drop off...More

Thank Forest W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in to the Park of Roses portion of Whetstone Park this morning. I was in awe of how many different colors and types of roses there are. Beyond the typical shades of reds, there were some that were peach, purple, white with red...More

Thank MapMakinMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so happy I took time to visit the rose garden! It was absolutely stunning, the grounds are very well kept and the rose garden is huge. Please take time to visit you will not be disappointed!

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must do place to stop and view (and smell) the roses! Can never decide which is my favorite as they all have different amounts of petals, colors and scents. Spring thru fall it is a lovely place to visit. Live music in the park...More

1  Thank Amy G
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I must confess I don't even like roses and I thought this would be some tiny little garden in clintonville. It exceeded my expectations. This is a well planned expansive park, both in variety of roses and in size. The memorials were really beautiful to...More

Thank msquared023
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Torinda E
2 June 2017|
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Response from UsuallyNotGrumpy | Reviewed this property |
Oh leashes. Clean up after them. Its a great place for dogs.
21 March 2017|
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Response from bumu1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say May through early September
Brandi J
30 July 2016|
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Response from vince35nations | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as the others said, free