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Schiller Park, Columbus

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Schiller Park is a 23.45acre municipal park located in German Village, a 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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  • Schiller Park is a refreshing stroll. You can enjoy the sights of the nearby house along the park which have their own unique histories. It is a great time just walking around. During the summer, ther...  more »
  • Not the expanse of Central Park but the space and multiple uses are a shining jewel in German Village - from sports, to strolls, to concerts & Shakespeare. Community gardens & volunteers is one of the...  more »
  • I loved this park in German Village while visiting Columbus. There were many paths to choose from and they were all well-kept. Although there were several groups of people and a wedding happening whil...  more »
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  • Need a perfect spot to end that romantic date night? Need a place to take your 4 legged baby to mingle with all the other neighborhood dogs or even a lover of history? The best park Columbus has to offer that has something for anyone! I love the fact that there is a Center that offers the 'extras' such as a gymnasium, workout facility in the indoors as well as a full swing set, playground, and a basketball and tennis courts housed outside. Whether you need that daily exercise or a getaway to destress or even to go play fetch with your 4 legged child and his/her friends after seeing a beautiful rendition of Shakespeare in the Park, the historic Schiller Park is definitely worth the visit and welcomes all!!!
  • Visited with snow still on the ground, a bit slippery, but very laid back park! Walked in early morning and again after a few Valters brews. Very well lit at night. Safe and clean. Bathroom facilities available in the recreational center, clean and easy to find. Lots of dogs at the park! Great place to take them, just watch out for some forgotten dog bombs laying around!
  • This park is nice and clean it small but very open. Traffic can be very crowded because people used the streets side parking to hit local bar and restaurants. Pokemon trainers should come here to get pokey balls. Dogs love this park because the open views gives them freedom to roam the park.
  • Great dog park that is animal friendly. Also one of the best parks for Pokemon Go trainers. This place has tons of Poke stops to stock up to go out later.
  • Great place to stretch your legs. Weather you are taking a pet or your kids there is always a bit of nature waiting. If you like water foul there is a small pond. You can even fish in it if you catch and release.
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