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.

Operating as usual

Today we honor lost loved ones and heroes of 9/11. We will never forget.
09/11/2021

Today we honor lost loved ones and heroes of 9/11. We will never forget.

Today we honor lost loved ones and heroes of 9/11. We will never forget.

Happy Labor Day! Are you spending your extra day off in a park? Share your pictures with us on Facebook using #ColumbusI...
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day! Are you spending your extra day off in a park? Share your pictures with us on Facebook using #ColumbusINParks.

Friendly reminder that Donner Center, The Columbus Gymnastics Center, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena and The Commons are closed today in observance of the Holiday.

Happy Labor Day! Are you spending your extra day off in a park? Share your pictures with us on Facebook using #ColumbusINParks.

Friendly reminder that Donner Center, The Columbus Gymnastics Center, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena and The Commons are closed today in observance of the Holiday.

Reminder: Please join the Sierra Club Winding Waters Group and BCPL for a zoom presentation tonight September 1, at 6pm ...
09/01/2021

Reminder: Please join the Sierra Club Winding Waters Group and BCPL for a zoom presentation tonight September 1, at 6pm from guest speaker, Jim Lemke.

The NRPA (National Park and Recreation Association’s) BioBlitz is a month-long event using iNaturalist to inventory pollinator species in our area.

What you will learn:
· What is the BioBlitz?
· Why it is important?
· Benefits of natural habitat areas.
· How you can participate.
· How to use the App.
· Some of the Habitat areas in our Parks Department.

This is a virtual presentation via zoom. To join click here
http://ow.ly/QqbQ50G2x2Q

Follow Friends of Pollinators here: http://ow.ly/5uDw50G2x2N

Reminder: Please join the Sierra Club Winding Waters Group and BCPL for a zoom presentation tonight September 1, at 6pm from guest speaker, Jim Lemke.

The NRPA (National Park and Recreation Association’s) BioBlitz is a month-long event using iNaturalist to inventory pollinator species in our area.

What you will learn:
· What is the BioBlitz?
· Why it is important?
· Benefits of natural habitat areas.
· How you can participate.
· How to use the App.
· Some of the Habitat areas in our Parks Department.

This is a virtual presentation via zoom. To join click here
http://ow.ly/QqbQ50G2x2Q

Follow Friends of Pollinators here: http://ow.ly/5uDw50G2x2N

Please join the Sierra Club Winding Waters Group and BCPL for a zoom presentation tonight September 1, at 6pm from guest...
09/01/2021

Please join the Sierra Club Winding Waters Group and BCPL for a zoom presentation tonight September 1, at 6pm from guest speaker, Jim Lemke.

The NRPA (National Park and Recreation Association’s) BioBlitz is a month-long event using iNaturalist to inventory pollinator species in our area.

What you will learn:
· What is the BioBlitz?
· Why it is important?
· Benefits of natural habitat areas.
· How you can participate.
· How to use the App.
· Some of the Habitat areas in our Parks Department.

This is a virtual presentation via zoom. To join click here
http://ow.ly/QZuD50G2x2X

Follow Friends of Pollinators here: http://ow.ly/DTIL50G2x2Y

Please join the Sierra Club Winding Waters Group and BCPL for a zoom presentation tonight September 1, at 6pm from guest speaker, Jim Lemke.

The NRPA (National Park and Recreation Association’s) BioBlitz is a month-long event using iNaturalist to inventory pollinator species in our area.

What you will learn:
· What is the BioBlitz?
· Why it is important?
· Benefits of natural habitat areas.
· How you can participate.
· How to use the App.
· Some of the Habitat areas in our Parks Department.

This is a virtual presentation via zoom. To join click here
http://ow.ly/QZuD50G2x2X

Follow Friends of Pollinators here: http://ow.ly/DTIL50G2x2Y

Join us tonight at 5:30pm! City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.The City of Columbus...
08/31/2021

Join us tonight at 5:30pm!

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

Join us tonight at 5:30pm!

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

Join us tomorrow! City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.The City of Columbus is looki...
08/30/2021

Join us tomorrow!

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

Join us tomorrow!

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.The City of Columbus is looking to develop its ...
08/29/2021

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.The City of Columbus is looking to develop its ...
08/27/2021

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.The City of Columbus is looking to develop its ...
08/25/2021

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/CHMH50FUpRr

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/Tda150FUqaw

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

Are you ready for an evening of fun fall festivities in the park? Join Columbus Parks and Recreation at Donner Park for ...
08/25/2021

Are you ready for an evening of fun fall festivities in the park? Join Columbus Parks and Recreation at Donner Park for a family fun and take a trip down the Donner Trick-Or-Treat Trail on October 23 from 4-7pm!
Think your costume is the best? Stick around for our annual costume contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Register at the Parks and Rec Booth! Registration ends 10 minutes before judging starts.

Ages 0–5 Judging begins at 5pm
6–12 Judging begins at 5:30pm
12+ (adults welcome) Judging begins at 6pm

Dress up your furry friend and join us for the costume contest! There will be prizes for the top 3 furry friends who look the best strutting their stuff during the pet parade.
4:00 registration | 4:30 pet parade begins

Event Page: https://fb.me/e/ZtislqDx

Are you ready for an evening of fun fall festivities in the park? Join Columbus Parks and Recreation at Donner Park for a family fun and take a trip down the Donner Trick-Or-Treat Trail on October 23 from 4-7pm!
Think your costume is the best? Stick around for our annual costume contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Register at the Parks and Rec Booth! Registration ends 10 minutes before judging starts.

Ages 0–5 Judging begins at 5pm
6–12 Judging begins at 5:30pm
12+ (adults welcome) Judging begins at 6pm

Dress up your furry friend and join us for the costume contest! There will be prizes for the top 3 furry friends who look the best strutting their stuff during the pet parade.
4:00 registration | 4:30 pet parade begins

Event Page: https://fb.me/e/ZtislqDx

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.The City of Columbus is looking to develop its ...
08/19/2021

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/Jh4U50FUpRI

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/AgwA50FUqau

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

City of Columbus Wants You To Imagine The Future of Parks and Recreation.

The City of Columbus is looking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan and an update to its Park System Master Plan.

All residents are invited to join us for the Zoom Webinar public input meeting to gather feedback from on how to shape the of future parks, recreation and trails / open space needs.

Virtual attendance will give you a look into Columbus’ future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on: Tuesday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

Register Online via Zoom Webinar: http://ow.ly/Jh4U50FUpRI

Check out our ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at imagineyourcolumbusparks.com

To View full press release visit: http://ow.ly/AgwA50FUqau

#ImagineYourColumbusParks #ColumbusINParks

Tuesday Night is Trivia night! Be sure to join us in just one hour on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Departm...
08/17/2021

Tuesday Night is Trivia night! Be sure to join us in just one hour on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page at 6:30pm for some an online interactive Trivia on a variety of topics! Share with your friends and join in the fun!

Thank you for sponsoring Tuesday Night Trivia Flourish!

Tuesday Night is Trivia night! Be sure to join us in just one hour on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page at 6:30pm for some an online interactive Trivia on a variety of topics! Share with your friends and join in the fun!

Thank you for sponsoring Tuesday Night Trivia Flourish!

Tuesday Night is Trivia night! Be sure to join us tonight on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department Faceb...
08/17/2021

Tuesday Night is Trivia night! Be sure to join us tonight on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page at 6:30pm for some an online interactive Trivia on a variety of topics! Share with your friends and join in the fun!

Thank you for sponsoring Tuesday Night Trivia Flourish!

Tuesday Night is Trivia night! Be sure to join us tonight on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page at 6:30pm for some an online interactive Trivia on a variety of topics! Share with your friends and join in the fun!

Thank you for sponsoring Tuesday Night Trivia Flourish!

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I can remember going to The Commons as a kid. I was born there in 1975, moved to Ky in ‘78/‘79 but would go back up to visit family in and around Edinburg. Always loved going there to play on the playground and watch Chaos. So glad to see that it is still there.
Is the playground still closed?
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Need some repairs and a cleaning BADLY! This step is sharp as razor blades!!!
I am not sure who is supposed to clean this play ground but, it is absolutely disgusting. From the looks it has never been cleaned. Babies come here and crawl around on compleye filth.
Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your "International Women's Day" celebration today The Commons! Just Friends Adult Day Services is grateful to have community "friends" that help support us in this way. It was a great venue for awareness.
I have a rant! I strongly believe that the rules for the play area need to be inforced! Parents are dropping their kids off there with no supervision, and other parents are there just sitting on their phones not paying attention to their kids. Especially the older kids definetly do not follow the rules. I saw maybe a couple 12-13 year olds jumping off the red walls and knocking smaller kids to the ground. A mother approached them and told them one of the rules is to not jump off the walls and they just rolled their eyes at her and ended up knocking her kid to the ground. They were also running and not paying attention to anything they were doing. I took my kids and left and not sure if I will be back. I have also saw kids kick the windows out in the red walls and damage other property while parents just sit back and talk or play on their phones. No I'm not a perfect parent but I always watch my kids when I take them there and make sure they follow the rules.
Will the playground be open tomorrow, December 30th?