Come enjoy a spirited round of tennis with the kids, then stick around for the playground and picnic area and make a day of it. Schiller Park is the second oldest park in the City of Columbus, obtained in 1867, just after the Civil War.
The park boasts a rec center, picnic areas, fishing pond, lighted tennis courts, a stage for the Actor’s Summer Theater, playground, and beautiful flower gardens.
The stage hosts the Columbus tradition, Shakespeare in the Park, all through the summer. There are also various concerts and events free to the public that are held here.
Pets are welcome, with proper shots and tags, and there are nice fields for games of flying discs and tag with your pooch.
Jogging/Walking paths are not terribly long, but are circular, so you can go ’til you drop if you like. The landscaping makes it a lovely place to stroll, through flowers, trees, and fields, and are ADA accessible for those of us with disabilities or small children in strollers.
The playground is a local favorite, with plenty of benches and places to sit for watchful parents.
Close to all that German Village offers, this park is great fun on its own, or in tandem with a trip to the Village, too.
A three season park, the bitter cold would make an indoor venue a better choice in winter, but the gardens are designed for three season enjoyment, as are the paved trails.
1069 Jaeger Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Photo Credit: Huntington Garden in Schiller Park by Tim Morbitzer