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Goodale Park

Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus, OH
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Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus, OH
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"tennis courts"
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"nice green space"
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"nice playground"
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"short north area"
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"great place to walk"
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"north market"
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"high street"
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"nice walk"
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"downtown columbus"
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"paths"
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"elephants"
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"fountain"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank angryduppie
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Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank Kyle L
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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

2  Thank Smudgecats
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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

Thank Sightsee_Eat
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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.

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
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Reviewed 26 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

Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed 22 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.

Thank Sheryl B
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Well kept park, nice place to take children and walk around. Pretty nice playground. Very clean and not very crowded most of the time.

Thank Holly C
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Goodale Park is not horrible. It's one of the oldest parks in the area, and a lot of the paths and fountains are originals. However, it's not in the greatest area. I would not recommend being there in the evenings by yourself. There are also...More

Thank toddjm02
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Maybe this is a given, but this is a sketchy place to be at night. My friend and I were waiting here for a ride home after a concert and were approached by a very abrasive man. He kept asking us for money and giving...More

Thank maynards05
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Susan C
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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
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