The Commons

The Commons The Commons

The Commons is a community gathering place in the heart of downtown Columbus. Building on the strong foundation of the original structure, The Commons opened in April 2011 as a 21st century model for public gatherings and use by the community. The new structure features an expanded indoor playground, complete with a Luckey climber, expanded Miller-Tangeman Lobby featuring Chaos, a Jean Tinguely sculpture created for the original Commons, the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall, The Patio and the Xenia Miller Conference Room (free for not-for-profit organizations to use). For information about rentals of any of The Commons areas, contact The Commons at (812) 376-2681.

Come on out to A Not So Silent Night at The Commons! Show you creativity and build a popsicle stick snowman! Santa's elv...
12/12/2019

Come on out to A Not So Silent Night at The Commons! Show you creativity and build a popsicle stick snowman! Santa's elves will be waiting to greet you at the James A. Henderson playground!

Join us in Downtown Columbus tonight for A Not So Silent Night!  We'll have fun in the Playground area with a free craft...
12/12/2019

Join us in Downtown Columbus tonight for A Not So Silent Night!
We'll have fun in the Playground area with a free craft and the Elf Scavenger Hunt from 4pm - 8pm.
The sold out Cabaret at The Commons begins at 7:30pm. See you there!

Come on out to Christmas Village happening now at The Commons!
12/07/2019

Come on out to Christmas Village happening now at The Commons!

12/02/2019
Join us Sunday, December 1st as the Columbus City Band will present their holiday concert at 2:00 PM.  Free to attend!ht...
11/30/2019

Join us Sunday, December 1st as the Columbus City Band will present their holiday concert at 2:00 PM. Free to attend!
https://columbuscityband.org/

*CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING*The Commons will be CLOSED Thursday, November 28, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will r...
11/27/2019

*CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING*
The Commons will be CLOSED Thursday, November 28, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Friday, November 29th at 7am.
If you're looking to jump start your holiday, join us tomorrow morning at Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena for the Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk!

Join us on Saturday, 12/14 for Breakfast with Santa!  Register today by calling (812) 376-2680.
11/26/2019

Join us on Saturday, 12/14 for Breakfast with Santa!
Register today by calling (812) 376-2680.

Mark Your Calendars!
11/19/2019

Mark Your Calendars!

A fun blast from the past!
11/07/2019

A fun blast from the past!

Who wants to win this piece of art depicting the old Commons? It's mounted to a hard, hangable frame and is 2 feet wide.

Respond with your favorite Old Commons memory to be eligible. We will choose a winner at 11:30 AM Friday

11/07/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 is Election Day and The Commons will serve as a voting center location.  Polls will be open 6:...
11/03/2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 is Election Day and The Commons will serve as a voting center location.
Polls will be open 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Happy Wine-A-Ree Day!   We hope to see you this afternoon at The Commons.  Cheers and safe celebrating!
11/02/2019

Happy Wine-A-Ree Day! We hope to see you this afternoon at The Commons. Cheers and safe celebrating!

10/31/2019
Doors open at 6pm tonight! 🎶
10/25/2019

Doors open at 6pm tonight! 🎶

Today feels like a good day!!!

4th Annual Night Owl Halloween Show
Friday October 25th 7pm
at the Commons in Columbus, IN.
Doors open at 6pm

Don't forget this is also a costume contest. Come dressed in your favorite costume if you would like or just come as yourself.

Free album for anyone attending this show.

Featuring: Night Owl Country Band, meet and greet with Rupert from 'Survivor', Dustin Huff, Soul Express Band, Sonya's Dance Zone, Columbus Got Talent runner up Shelbi Rimstidt, Southern Indiana Ghosthunters, Riverfront Taproom, and Special Dogs and More.

General admission tickets are $20 at the door

Tickets are going fast for this Friday's Night Owl Country Band Halloween Show!  Doors open at 6:00 PM.  https://nightow...
10/21/2019

Tickets are going fast for this Friday's Night Owl Country Band Halloween Show! Doors open at 6:00 PM.
https://nightowlcb.com/

Join us tomorrow at 6pm!
10/15/2019

Join us tomorrow at 6pm!

10/11/2019
Ethnic Expo

UPDATE FOR TONIGHT:

ATTENTION: Friday’s main stage entertainment has been moved The Commons. Please join us there tonight for Raices Folklore, Ballet Folklorico, Kids Yoga Class, Adult Yoga Class, and Kiran Ahluwalia! Visit www.ethnicexpo.org for more information. Thank you!

Monster puppets! Come down to The Commons now until 3pm and create your own monster puppet!
10/07/2019

Monster puppets! Come down to The Commons now until 3pm and create your own monster puppet!

Fall Break is almost here (!!!) and we're kicking the week off with some free kids craft fun next MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th fr...
10/04/2019

Fall Break is almost here (!!!) and we're kicking the week off with some free kids craft fun next MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th from 1pm - 3pm in the Lower Lobby.
We'll be making WaCkY MoNsTeR PaPeR PuPpEtS
and coloring with Fall flair! See you there!

The Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department has brewed up some not so spooky activities for your kids this fall break! Check out our first ever Parks Post for October. It highlights all our fall break activities as well as other fun programs throughout the month!
Fall break activity registration ends on October 4th!
Download a copy of The Parks Post by going to:
columbusparksandrec.com/monthly-newsletter/

The Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department has brewed up some not so spooky activities for your kids this fal...
10/02/2019

The Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department has brewed up some not so spooky activities for your kids this fall break! Check out our first ever Parks Post for October. It highlights all our fall break activities as well as other fun programs throughout the month!
Fall break activity registration ends on October 4th!
Download a copy of The Parks Post by going to:
columbusparksandrec.com/monthly-newsletter/

Happy Race Day!!!
09/28/2019

Happy Race Day!!!

Join us at the Mill Race Marathon Expo today until 8:00 PM!!
09/27/2019

Join us at the Mill Race Marathon Expo today until 8:00 PM!!

Join us today for the Expo! 10am- 8pm in the Columbus Commons
#mrm #millracemarathon

United Way of  Bartholomew Co
09/26/2019

United Way of Bartholomew Co

Over one-third of people in Bartholomew County don’t earn enough to make ends meet.

It’s difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day.

That’s why we are inviting you to walk a mile the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in United Way’s Poverty Simulation.

Join us Sunday, September 29th !
09/24/2019

Join us Sunday, September 29th !

It's Mill Race Marathon Week!   Stop by Health Expo on Friday, 9/27 from 10am - 8pm!   You can still register for the ra...
09/24/2019

It's Mill Race Marathon Week!
Stop by Health Expo on Friday, 9/27 from 10am - 8pm! You can still register for the races at www.millracemarathon.com.

The Paint Columbus Artist Reception begins at 4:00 PM today in the Miller-Tangeman Upper Lobby.  Join us in celebrating ...
09/22/2019

The Paint Columbus Artist Reception begins at 4:00 PM today in the Miller-Tangeman Upper Lobby.
Join us in celebrating local talent and our city! Free to attend.

Join us tonight at 6pm!!!
09/19/2019

Join us tonight at 6pm!!!

It's almost time! ⏰ Make sure you have this Thursday, September 19 marked on your calendar!Get you details of our keynot...
09/16/2019

It's almost time! ⏰ Make sure you have this Thursday, September 19 marked on your calendar!

Get you details of our keynote speaker, youth panel list and partner tables here: http://ow.ly/vH0v50w7fom

#cydyouthsummit #cydbatholomew #ibelong

It's almost time! ⏰ Make sure you have next Thursday, September 19 marked on your calendar!

Get you details of our keynote speaker, youth panel list and partner tables here: http://ow.ly/vH0v50w7fom

#cydyouthsummit #cydbatholomew #ibelong

Limited seats are still available for this Friday's NextGEN Lunch!  See you there!   www.columbusareachamber.com
09/09/2019

Limited seats are still available for this Friday's NextGEN Lunch!
See you there! www.columbusareachamber.com

Register TODAY to meet dynamic, award-winning tech CEO Ellie Symes, founder of The Bee Corp.

The NextGEN Lunch is Friday, September 13. The Commons. $40 per person. www.columbusareachamber.com.

09/06/2019
Happy Labor Day Weekend!   BUILDING/PLAYGROUND HOURS:  Saturday, 8/31     7 AM - 10 PM Sunday, 9/1        10 AM - 8 PM M...
08/31/2019

Happy Labor Day Weekend!
BUILDING/PLAYGROUND HOURS:
Saturday, 8/31 7 AM - 10 PM
Sunday, 9/1 10 AM - 8 PM
Monday, 9/2 10 AM - 6 PM

NOW HIRING! Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Project & Resource Development Director...
08/30/2019

NOW HIRING! Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Project & Resource Development Director as well as Commons Administrative Assistant. For a full job description as well as part-time jobs in our recreation department and instructions on how to apply, please visit our website! https://columbusparksandrec.com/about/employment/

NOW HIRING! Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Project & Resource Development Director...
08/28/2019

NOW HIRING! Columbus Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Project & Resource Development Director as well as Commons Administrative Assistant. For a full job description as well as part-time jobs in our recreation department and instructions on how to apply, please visit our website! https://columbusparksandrec.com/about/employment/

Happy Opening Weekend Exhibit Columbus!!!
08/24/2019

Happy Opening Weekend Exhibit Columbus!!!

Have you registered for the #GreatColumbusCampout yet?If not we have some GREAT campout news! Thanks to our partnership ...
08/08/2019

Have you registered for the #GreatColumbusCampout yet?
If not we have some GREAT campout news! Thanks to our partnership with Tinkergarten there will be a many fun activities to do throughout the evening for all age groups! Activities such as Glow Tag, Capture the Frog, and Moon Storybook Time on the first night and Nature Crowns, Sensory Bins, Sand/Mud Kitchen, Nature Painting, and Frozen Treasures the next day!

The $5 discount/person ends on August the 16th! Tell everyone! Don't miss out on all the fun, register today at www.columbusparksandrec.com!

07/26/2019

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONS
Fri. 7/26 - The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOSED for flooring repairs during these dates. The playground will reopen on Sat. 7/27 at 7:00 am.

For alternative playgrounds, parks and activities check out www.columbusparksandrec.com

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONSThurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 -  The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOSED for floo...
07/25/2019

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONS
Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 - The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOSED for flooring repairs during these dates. The playground will reopen on Sat. 7/27 at 7:00 am.

For alternative playgrounds, parks and activities check out www.columbusparksandrec.com

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONSWed. 7/24, Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 -  The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOS...
07/24/2019

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONS
Wed. 7/24, Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 - The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOSED for flooring repairs during these dates. The playground will reopen on Sat. 7/27 at 7:00 am.

For alternative playgrounds, parks and activities check out www.columbusparksandrec.com

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONSWed. 7/24, Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 -  The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOS...
07/23/2019

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONS
Wed. 7/24, Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 - The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOSED for flooring repairs during these dates. The playground will reopen on Sat. 7/27 at 7:00 am.

For alternative playgrounds, parks and activities check out www.columbusparksandrec.com

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONSWed. 7/24, Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 -  The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOS...
07/22/2019

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONS
Wed. 7/24, Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 - The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOSED for flooring repairs during these dates. The playground will reopen on Sat. 7/27 at 7:00 am.

For alternative playgrounds, parks and activities check out www.columbusparksandrec.com

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONSWed. 7/24, Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 -  The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOS...
07/19/2019

CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONS
Wed. 7/24, Thurs. 7/25, Fri. 7/26 - The James A. Henderson Playground at The Commons will be CLOSED for flooring repairs during these dates. The playground will reopen on Sat. 7/27 at 7:00 am.

For alternative playgrounds, parks and activities check out www.columbusparksandrec.com

Another bright, sunny Friday!!!! ☀️
07/12/2019

Another bright, sunny Friday!!!! ☀️

Address

300 Washington St
Columbus, IN
47201

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 22:00
Saturday 07:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(812) 376-2681

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