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Schiller Park, Columbus

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • I walked around the park watching people walk their dogs or having a picnic. This is truly a family park. I didn't make over the building but I did see tennis courts. 
  • They have great plays during the summer. You bring your own food, drink, chair or blanket and enjoy. They also have a small concession stand or you can order takeout from several restaurants in the ar...  read more »
  • Its very nice and little park with lots of Greenery.I used to visit with my son on weekends.Kidds are enjoiing on small hill while I am playing short tennis games. 
  • 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.
  • Beautiful park right smack in the middle of a metropolis! Nice Rec. center, basketball courts, and a nice fenced in playground for the kids. There is a small pond with a fountain and cool little bridge going across. Actually a lot of history in this little park! Check it out!!
  • To be honest I only came to this park for Pokémon Go. Lots of pokestops and two gyms. Electrobuzz farming!
  • My children and I love to go to this park. There is so much to do and it's always clean which is a super plus for me, no trash everywhere, no litter. You can definitely tell this place is family oriented!
  • Such beautiful parks. Plenty of places for children of any age to play an have a great time. My favorite part is the bridge over the pond beautiful view #famulydays
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