Fun Outdoor Activities and Parks in Short North

Short North is known as the heart and soul of Columbus. This culture-rich area is booming with arts, shops, restaurants and so much more. As the weather begins to warm up and you are looking for ways to enjoy the fresh air, here are a few fun outdoor recommendations we have for you.

Take a Segway Tour of town 

If the conventional bus trip doesn’t cut it for you, you should try taking a Segway tour of the town. The experience is overwhelmingly rich and warm. You can enjoy the thrill and calm of Columbus while riding the Segway, you will also be intimated with the coolest and fascinating stories of the city as you glide along. While no experience is needed beforehand, you will need to register in advance to be a part. 

Visit Huntington Park 

Whether you are watching the Columbus Clippers baseball team play, visiting to see the robust art gallery or you are just in the seat to watch the receding Columbus skyline, a trip to Huntington Park is a great time. The park faces the Southeast and offers unparallel views of the skyline while offering varieties that you will find pleasing. You might even try out their rooftop terrace. 

Wander on the Short North Art District 

The Short North Arts District is a long stretch between downtown and Ohio State’s campus. It is marked by the 17 lighted arches that line the major highway. The art district also shows the many murals that are showcased on the side of the buildings. It is a hub that offers more than a hundred restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and residential developments. You can have your fill of entertainment in the district with all the food and shopping you need. 

Visit Studios on high Gallery 

If you are an art buff, you should visit studios on the high gallery. Located in the Short North Arts District and within walking distance of the convention center and it is on the same side of the street. The gallery features artworks made by artists in Central Ohio artists on a variety of media from paintings, ceramics, and mosaics to glass and jewelry. The gallery is run by member artists and they do not shy away from explaining their processes. 

Picnic at the Italian Village Park 

There are a few parks in the area but we love The Italian Village Park. The park is dedicated to the memory of Carl Proto, an Italian American Columbus native. The park boasts a playground, picnic area, and a landscaped garden that is maintained by the Italian Village Park Committee.

Enjoy all the fun things to do in Short North this Spring and Summer!