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Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus, OH
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All reviews short north area nice pond green space high street downtown columbus paths playground fountain fest oldest trees ducks shelter stroll
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

Park has a lot of green space, nice pond with fountain and one shelter building where you can relax for a while.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 16 January 2019

This is a wonderful park located in the popular Short North area Many musical activities are held here. There is a pond with a fountain. This is a great park to enjoy in beautiful weather

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Goodale Park is a very large park located near downtown Columbus. It hosts ComFest every year which is a 3 day community festival with music, great food and a huge bazaar. Always fun to go people watching and rock out with some great local bands.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank سفيان م
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Our little group decided to check out Goodale Park on a recent familial visit to Columbus. Very pleasantly surprised. Heavy grass and beautiful trees in one of the oldest parks in the US. Nice pond with turtles, fish etc. Spurred my imagination of what early...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank angryduppie
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Goodale is a nice park for the part of this part of the country, but the real advantage is the festivals. Especially comfest, where you really get to see all the different people living in a city of bubble neighborhoods.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank kylel627
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The park, quite large, is just off High Street in downtown. Plenty of walking paths, a pond, trees... A nice place to relax and unwind. Tons of ducks in the pond. And believe it or not, three or four very rare white squirrels, back near...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Smudgecats
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Nice little complement to the hustle bustle eating/shopping of the adjacent Short North. We parked here at the meters ($1 in quarters for 90 minutes I think) and walked 1 block east on Russell to High and north 1/2 a block to Brassica. Nice little...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I pretty much expected this to be dumpy and overrun, like Central Park in NYC. It's not. Columbus does a nice job with their parks. Free parking on Sundays. Cheap parking the rest of the time, if you can find a metered spot.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a good option if you are near the area and you need a spot to let some kids run around and be kids. There are two good play areas with a covered pavilion nearby. We got some food from the North Market nearby...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Patrick J
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for morning walk. So many beautiful Victorians surround the park, and it had plenty of walking paths and benches. Cute pond with elephant fountain, but it wasn't working. Very clean, felt safe in the morning- lots of dog walking and picture taking.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Susan C
14 June 2017|
Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
You may park in the park in one of the spaces by the recreation center. You can't get much closer than that. If the lot is full you are allowed to parallel park on Park Street along the east edge of the park or in a space on... More