McFerson Commons Columbus, Ohio
Open Space Design
The signature greenspace that anchors the Nationwide Arena District is home to a unique piece of Columbus history.
This thriving urban green space completes the link between the downtown Columbus riverfront and the heart of the Arena District, becoming a popular space for outdoor summer weddings and a preferred location for many activities and events. Originally conceived as a component of the larger Arena District Master Plan, the long, triangular stretch of green provides a calm counterpoint to the active dining and entertainment Arena District.
The Daniel Burnham Arch that was salvaged from Columbus' historic Union Station is a highly visible focal point of the design.
McFerson Commons is an active and valued community space, from a peaceful spot for downtown workers taking a lunch break and an open space for downtown residents and informal recreation leagues, to a viewing spot for Independence Day fireworks and an event space for concerts and seasonal offerings.