The dedication ceremony of Wilson Road Park was celebrated on July 20 and it’s the first park the City of Columbus has opened in 15 years.
“We’re here today because many diffferent folks from different walks of life came together. We have a great neighborhood and community leadership,” said Mayor Andrew Ginther at the ceremony.
“It’s an exciting day for the west side of Columbus,” said Mayor Ginther.
Wilson Road Park spans for 47-acres and includes open-air shelter with picnic tables, bike racks, a water fountain, and a bike-repair station.
The park also serves as the trailhead for the Camp Chase Trail, a 16-mile-long bike trail that extends from Columbus to London, Ohio. The Camp Chase Trail is a part of the national route traveling from the Ohio River to Lake Erie called the Ohio to Erie Trail. Plus, cyclists that start their journey at Wilson Road Park will be able to directly connect to over 125 miles of regional trails.
This project came together thanks to the Friends of Camp Chase Trail, various West Side community organizations, the Greater Hilltop Area Commission, and Weston Economic Development. A lot of the funding for the Wilson Road Trailhead Park was from the Westside Community Fund generously provided by Hollywood Casino Columbus.
Excited to hit the trails? Me too! Check out these pictures of the park before you start loading up your bike! You can find Wilson Road Park at 275 S Wilson Road.