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Schiller Park, Columbus

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Schiller Park is a 23.45acre municipal park located in German Village, an historic neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. The park is bounded by Reinhard Avenue to the north, Jaeger Street to the east, East Deshler Avenue to the south, and City Park Avenue to the west.During the nineteenth century, the land was originally owned by Frances Stewart and was known as "Stewart's Grove." It had been the area's center for festivals and neighborhood activities since the 1800s, including the Independence Day celebration of 1830 and Ohio State Fairs of 1864 and 1865. By 1866, David W. Deshler, his son William G. Deshler, and Allen G. Thurman purchased the property with the aim of having it permanently serve the public. Shortly afterwards, the City of Columbus purchased the park in April 1867 for $15,000 from the Deshlers and Thurman. Upon purchase, the park was renamed "The City Park" and is ranked as the second oldest park in the city following Goodale Park.Between the middle and end of the nineteenth century, the area surrounding "City Park" became increasingly populated by German immigrants. On July 4, 1891 during a Fourth of July celebration, a statue of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805) was dedicated to the park by the German-born residents. Friedrich von Schiller was a famous German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. The statue in German Village is a second casting of the original statue in Munich, Germany. The original statue was designed and executed by Max von Widnmann and unveiled in Munich on May 9, 1863, an anniversary of Friedrich von Schiller's death. The Columbus City Council passed Ordinance No. 22,233 on April 3, 1905 to rename "The City Park" to "Schiller Park" as a namesake.
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  • Great place to get your exercise! Wonderful selection of classes offered in a safe, friendly environment.  more »
  • We attend many event here from plays to festivals we love this park a great place to take a walk or enjoy a night out in the open air and watch a play.  more »
  • This park is located in the perfect spot. German Village is by far my most favorite area in Columbus, Ohio! All of the Victorian houses that line this park are beautiful. Park is also within walking d...  more »
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  • A great park in the heart of German Village. Always lots of people and pets around. Recreation center is well maintained and inviting.
  • Love the scenery here, but there's always some sort of graffiti or trash laying around. Wish people were more respectful. Great play ground, too.
  • Great park in a great location. Catch some Shakespeare in the park during the summer. Or grab some lunch from Brown Bag and have a picnic. There's something for everyone. A pond for fishing or lounging, basketball and tennis courts, a playground. There's even a hill for sledding in the winter time.
  • A beautiful, expansive greensword in the heart of the German Village southeast of downtown Columbus. Safe playground for kiddies, room to romp, and a little sledding hill for snowy days. Locals call it their "little Central Park,"
  • Cute little park in the heart of German village. Very dog friendly.