SCIOTO AUDUBON METRO PARK
Scioto Audubon Metro Park is 75 acres of reclaimed urban Brownfield adjacent to the Columbus downtown business district. The open space is positioned within a unique riverine ecosystem on the Whittier Peninsula of the Scioto River and provides an incredible diversity of restored natural wetland and prairie areas. Walking trails, wetland boardwalks and bike paths connect to the regional bikeway system, adjacent neighborhoods and downtown. The park offers many different ways for visitors to enjoy the space including an aviary habitat observation deck, land lab wetland environs,
climbing wall complex, observation tower, hierarchy of trail systems, volleyball, open recreation athletic fields, boat ramp, fishing pier, custom tensile shade structures, play equipment, picnic facilities, dog park and restorative native plantings and prairie. The vision for this unique urban park space included wetland habitat restoration and establishing a living laboratory within an integrated educational environment. Everything designed within the park is a lesson in sustainable development and conservation through the use of innovative ‘green’ technologies. To allow visitors to easily navigate the site, a comprehensive park-wide signage and wayfinding system was also developed.
Master Planning + Park Design + Sustainable Design + Educational Exhibits + Construction Documentation
AWARDS / COMPLETE AWARDS LIST
2016 National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation
2014 OEPA Outstanding Achievement in Brownfield Redevelopment
2010 OCASLA Award of Excellence