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

One hour till Trivia Tuesday! Tonight's Trivia theme is Star Wars! We hope you brushed up on your Star Wars knowledge fo...
05/04/2021

One hour till Trivia Tuesday! Tonight's Trivia theme is Star Wars!

We hope you brushed up on your Star Wars knowledge for an evening of interactive Trivia on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page! All the fun will start at 6:30 tonight May 4th!

Share with your friends and join in the fun!
The winner will receive a gift card to Lucabe Coffee Co. provided by this month's sponsor, Digital Aim Media!

One hour till Trivia Tuesday! Tonight's Trivia theme is Star Wars!

We hope you brushed up on your Star Wars knowledge for an evening of interactive Trivia on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page! All the fun will start at 6:30 tonight May 4th!

Share with your friends and join in the fun!
The winner will receive a gift card to Lucabe Coffee Co. provided by this month's sponsor, Digital Aim Media!

05/04/2021

May 8th (this Saturday!) is opening day for the Columbus Farmer's Market! Join us downtown behind City Hall (123 Washington St.) for an incredible kickoff to the 2021 season! The market runs from 9am-12:30pm. The market will take place every Saturday from May 8th- September 18th. Hope to see you all there!

May the 4th be with you tonight for Trivia Tuesday! We hope you brushed up on your Star Wars knowledge for an evening of...
05/04/2021

May the 4th be with you tonight for Trivia Tuesday! We hope you brushed up on your Star Wars knowledge for an evening of interactive Trivia on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page! All the fun will start at 6:30 tonight May 4th!

Share with your friends and join in the fun!
The winner will receive a gift card to Lucabe Coffee Co. provided by this month's sponsor, Digital Aim Media!

May the 4th be with you tonight for Trivia Tuesday! We hope you brushed up on your Star Wars knowledge for an evening of interactive Trivia on the Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page! All the fun will start at 6:30 tonight May 4th!

Share with your friends and join in the fun!
The winner will receive a gift card to Lucabe Coffee Co. provided by this month's sponsor, Digital Aim Media!

May the 4th be with you tomorrow for Trivia Tuesday! Brush up on your Star Wars knowledge for an evening of interactive ...
05/03/2021

May the 4th be with you tomorrow for Trivia Tuesday! Brush up on your Star Wars knowledge for an evening of interactive Trivia on the
Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page! All the fun will start at 6:30 tomorrow May 4th!

Share with your friends and join in the fun!
The winner will receive a gift card to Lucabe Coffee Co. provided by this month's sponsor, Digital Aim Media!

May the 4th be with you tomorrow for Trivia Tuesday! Brush up on your Star Wars knowledge for an evening of interactive Trivia on the
Columbus, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department page! All the fun will start at 6:30 tomorrow May 4th!

Share with your friends and join in the fun!
The winner will receive a gift card to Lucabe Coffee Co. provided by this month's sponsor, Digital Aim Media!

Wishing this year's Promgoers a safe and AWESOME time!!! πŸŽ‰
05/01/2021

Wishing this year's Promgoers a safe and AWESOME time!!! πŸŽ‰

Wishing this year's Promgoers a safe and AWESOME time!!! πŸŽ‰

Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of our 2021 part-time/seasonal job opportuni...
04/29/2021

Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of our 2021 part-time/seasonal job opportunities!

To apply for our part-time or seasonal job openings by visiting: columbusparksandrec.com/about/employment

To apply for full-time openings visit: columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/
Full time opening application closes tomorrow April 30th!

Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of our 2021 part-time/seasonal job opportunities!

To apply for our part-time or seasonal job openings by visiting: columbusparksandrec.com/about/employment

To apply for full-time openings visit: columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/
Full time opening application closes tomorrow April 30th!

Pre-registration ends tomorrow! Challenge your friends, family, and colleagues to raise money for the People Trail Netwo...
04/23/2021

Pre-registration ends tomorrow!

Challenge your friends, family, and colleagues to raise money for the People Trail Network, recruit your community to participate in the Tour de Trails Run/Walk, and share your experience with us! Use #CPFTourDeTrails.

Tour De Trails: Run/Walk
Saturday, April 17 | Mill Race Park

Register by visiting: p2p.onecause.com/tourdetrails
Pre-registration ends: Tomorrow, April 15, 5pm | $30
Virtual Run/Walk Available!
April 10th - April 24th | $25

Pre-registration ends tomorrow!

Challenge your friends, family, and colleagues to raise money for the People Trail Network, recruit your community to participate in the Tour de Trails Run/Walk, and share your experience with us! Use #CPFTourDeTrails.

Tour De Trails: Run/Walk
Saturday, April 17 | Mill Race Park

Register by visiting: p2p.onecause.com/tourdetrails
Pre-registration ends: Tomorrow, April 15, 5pm | $30
Virtual Run/Walk Available!
April 10th - April 24th | $25

Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of our 2021 part-time/seasonal job opportuni...
04/21/2021

Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of our 2021 part-time/seasonal job opportunities!

To apply for our part-time or seasonal job openings by visiting: columbusparksandrec.com/about/employment

To apply for full-time openings visit: columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/

Interested in joining the Columbus Parks and Recreation team? Check out all of our 2021 part-time/seasonal job opportunities!

To apply for our part-time or seasonal job openings by visiting: columbusparksandrec.com/about/employment

To apply for full-time openings visit: columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/

Pre-registration discount ends today at midnight! Register by visiting  https://fb.me/e/1AQkE9N9m to not only save but a...
04/05/2021

Pre-registration discount ends today at midnight!

Register by visiting https://fb.me/e/1AQkE9N9m to not only save but also to guarantee your t-shirt size!

Tour De Trails Run/Walk will be on Saturday, April 17 at Mill Race Park! #CPFTourDeTrails

Pre-registration discount ends today at midnight!

Register by visiting https://fb.me/e/1AQkE9N9m to not only save but also to guarantee your t-shirt size!

Tour De Trails Run/Walk will be on Saturday, April 17 at Mill Race Park! #CPFTourDeTrails

A little Springtime Chaos for your Monday!
04/05/2021

A little Springtime Chaos for your Monday!

A little Springtime Chaos for your Monday!

Join us tomorrow! Children with disabilities can join us for our Eggceptional Egg Hunt! There will be sensory friendly/q...
04/02/2021

Join us tomorrow!

Children with disabilities can join us for our Eggceptional Egg Hunt! There will be sensory friendly/quiet egg hunt for kids with disabilities. This is for children ages walkers -13 years.

Saturday, April 3 at 11am.

Thank you to WCSI and Imprint Pediatric Therapy for sponsoring!

Follow our event page for Covid-19 Modifications
https://fb.me/e/5uYYAsKrT

Join us tomorrow!

Children with disabilities can join us for our Eggceptional Egg Hunt! There will be sensory friendly/quiet egg hunt for kids with disabilities. This is for children ages walkers -13 years.

Saturday, April 3 at 11am.

Thank you to WCSI and Imprint Pediatric Therapy for sponsoring!

Follow our event page for Covid-19 Modifications
https://fb.me/e/5uYYAsKrT

Join us tomorrow for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, 2021! Thank you to 1010 WCSI for sponsoring this family frie...
04/02/2021

Join us tomorrow for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, 2021! Thank you to 1010 WCSI for sponsoring this family friendly event. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Donner Park at 10am!

Areas for ages: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, & 7-8
Please bring a bag or basket for your eggs.

Follow our event page for modifications for Covid-19
https://www.facebook.com/events/730973814229582

Join us tomorrow for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, 2021! Thank you to 1010 WCSI for sponsoring this family friendly event. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Donner Park at 10am!

Areas for ages: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, & 7-8
Please bring a bag or basket for your eggs.

Follow our event page for modifications for Covid-19
https://www.facebook.com/events/730973814229582

Children with disabilities can join us for our Eggceptional Egg Hunt! There will be sensory friendly/quiet egg hunt for ...
03/26/2021

Children with disabilities can join us for our Eggceptional Egg Hunt! There will be sensory friendly/quiet egg hunt for kids with disabilities. This is for children ages walkers -13 years.

Saturday, April 3 at 11am.

Thank you to WCSI and Imprint Pediatric Therapy for sponsoring!

Follow our event page for Covid-19 Modifications
https://fb.me/e/5uYYAsKrT

Children with disabilities can join us for our Eggceptional Egg Hunt! There will be sensory friendly/quiet egg hunt for kids with disabilities. This is for children ages walkers -13 years.

Saturday, April 3 at 11am.

Thank you to WCSI and Imprint Pediatric Therapy for sponsoring!

Follow our event page for Covid-19 Modifications
https://fb.me/e/5uYYAsKrT

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, 2021! Thank you to 1010 WCSI for sponsoring this family friendly even...
03/25/2021

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, 2021! Thank you to 1010 WCSI for sponsoring this family friendly event. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Donner Park at 10am!

Areas for ages: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, & 7-8
Please bring a bag or basket for your eggs.

Follow our event page for modifications for Covid-19
https://www.facebook.com/events/730973814229582

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, 2021! Thank you to 1010 WCSI for sponsoring this family friendly event. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Donner Park at 10am!

Areas for ages: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, & 7-8
Please bring a bag or basket for your eggs.

Follow our event page for modifications for Covid-19
https://www.facebook.com/events/730973814229582

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  πŸ€Here's a photo of the building "wearing green" for the occasion!
03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day! πŸ€
Here's a photo of the building "wearing green" for the occasion!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! πŸ€
Here's a photo of the building "wearing green" for the occasion!

Spring break is in full swing! Be sure to check out all the fun programs Parks has in store for Spring Break! Columbus G...
03/15/2021

Spring break is in full swing! Be sure to check out all the fun programs Parks has in store for Spring Break!

Columbus Gymnastics Center
- Friday Family Flip & Dip
- Open Gyms

Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena
- Shamrock Skate
- Paint & Skate
- Open Skate

To register or for more details on these programs visit:
http://ow.ly/XGDf50DQkPi

Spring break is in full swing! Be sure to check out all the fun programs Parks has in store for Spring Break!

Columbus Gymnastics Center
- Friday Family Flip & Dip
- Open Gyms

Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena
- Shamrock Skate
- Paint & Skate
- Open Skate

To register or for more details on these programs visit:
http://ow.ly/XGDf50DQkPi

Spring Break is right around the corner! Check out all the fun programs Parks has in store for Spring Break! Columbus Gy...
03/10/2021

Spring Break is right around the corner! Check out all the fun programs Parks has in store for Spring Break!

Columbus Gymnastics Center

- Family Flip & Dip
- Flip & Paint
- Open Gyms

Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena

- Shamrock Skate
- Paint & Skate
- Princess Tea
- Open Skate

To register or for more details on these programs visit:
http://ow.ly/XGDf50DQkPi

Spring Break is right around the corner! Check out all the fun programs Parks has in store for Spring Break!

Columbus Gymnastics Center

- Family Flip & Dip
- Flip & Paint
- Open Gyms

Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena

- Shamrock Skate
- Paint & Skate
- Princess Tea
- Open Skate

To register or for more details on these programs visit:
http://ow.ly/XGDf50DQkPi

02/25/2021
Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring! Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)Laborer – Maintenance...
02/25/2021

Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring!

Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)
Laborer – Maintenance and Grounds

Application deadline is February 26!
For a complete job description and how to apply visit:
www.columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/

Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring!

Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)
Laborer – Maintenance and Grounds

Application deadline is February 26!
For a complete job description and how to apply visit:
www.columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/

Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring! Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)Laborer – Maintenance...
02/23/2021

Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring!

Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)
Laborer – Maintenance and Grounds

Application deadline is February 26!
For a complete job description and how to apply visit:
www.columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/

Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring!

Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)
Laborer – Maintenance and Grounds

Application deadline is February 26!
For a complete job description and how to apply visit:
www.columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/

Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring! Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)Laborer – Maintenance...
02/18/2021

Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring!

Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)
Laborer – Maintenance and Grounds

Application deadline is February 26!

For a complete job description and how to apply visit:
www.columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/

Join our team! Columbus Parks and Recreation is now hiring!

Laborer – Maintenance & Grounds (Mower)
Laborer – Maintenance and Grounds

Application deadline is February 26!

For a complete job description and how to apply visit:
www.columbus.in.gov/careers/job-openings/

The Columbus Farmer's Market vendor application is now live!Visit our website  columbusfarmersmarket.org/vendor-informat...
02/18/2021

The Columbus Farmer's Market vendor application is now live!
Visit our website columbusfarmersmarket.org/vendor-information/ to apply and learn more about our COVID-19 restrictions.

The Columbus Farmer's Market vendor application is now live!
Visit our website columbusfarmersmarket.org/vendor-information/ to apply and learn more about our COVID-19 restrictions.

Does your local business need more exposure? Then we have just the solution! For just $500 you will get a half page, ful...
02/16/2021

Does your local business need more exposure? Then we have just the solution!

For just $500 you will get a half page, full color ad in our fun guide that is mailed directly to 32,000 Bartholomew County residents and roughly 3,000 out of county residents.

We also take an additional 3,000 Fun Guides to all community events we attend. Copies of the Fun Guide will be available Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, The Columbus Gymnastics Center, Donner Center, Greenbelt Golf Course, Par 3 Golf Course and The Commons.

By purchasing an ad for Edition 1 you will save 50% off the price for our Edition 2 Fun Guide.
Edition 1 runs from April 2021 - October 2021

Don’t miss out! Reserve your ad today by contacting Marketing Coordinator, Leslie Stuckwisch
by email at [email protected]

Deadline to reserve your spot is February 26th!

Does your local business need more exposure? Then we have just the solution!

For just $500 you will get a half page, full color ad in our fun guide that is mailed directly to 32,000 Bartholomew County residents and roughly 3,000 out of county residents.

We also take an additional 3,000 Fun Guides to all community events we attend. Copies of the Fun Guide will be available Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, The Columbus Gymnastics Center, Donner Center, Greenbelt Golf Course, Par 3 Golf Course and The Commons.

By purchasing an ad for Edition 1 you will save 50% off the price for our Edition 2 Fun Guide.
Edition 1 runs from April 2021 - October 2021

Don’t miss out! Reserve your ad today by contacting Marketing Coordinator, Leslie Stuckwisch
by email at [email protected]

Deadline to reserve your spot is February 26th!

Are you planning on building a snowman or snowpet?Then share it with Columbus Parks and Recreation for everyone to enjoy...
02/15/2021

Are you planning on building a snowman or snowpet?
Then share it with Columbus Parks and Recreation for everyone to enjoy!

Email a picture of your snowman or pet to [email protected] and we will feature all the pictures we get on our page! Please include the name you would like to appear with your picture. Pictures will be posted everyday at 4:30pm until there is no more snow!
Bundle up and happy building!

Are you planning on building a snowman or snowpet?
Then share it with Columbus Parks and Recreation for everyone to enjoy!

Email a picture of your snowman or pet to [email protected] and we will feature all the pictures we get on our page! Please include the name you would like to appear with your picture. Pictures will be posted everyday at 4:30pm until there is no more snow!
Bundle up and happy building!

Hello Sunshine! β˜€οΈ
01/21/2021

Hello Sunshine! β˜€οΈ

The Columbus Park Foundation understands how difficult 2020 has been for our community, and we are humbled by the suppor...
01/14/2021

The Columbus Park Foundation understands how difficult 2020 has been for our community, and we are humbled by the support we received in 2020 from each and every community member. You gave our friends, family and neighbors the opportunity to continue to enjoy a healthier lifestyle by supporting Parks and Recreation’s free and low-cost programming, facilities, parks, trails, and playgrounds. Thank you for your generosity! #thankyou #columbusinparks #givewhereyoulive
2020 Donor List - https://www.columbusparkfoundation.org/donors/2020-donors/

The Columbus Park Foundation understands how difficult 2020 has been for our community, and we are humbled by the support we received in 2020 from each and every community member. You gave our friends, family and neighbors the opportunity to continue to enjoy a healthier lifestyle by supporting Parks and Recreation’s free and low-cost programming, facilities, parks, trails, and playgrounds. Thank you for your generosity! #thankyou #columbusinparks #givewhereyoulive
2020 Donor List - https://www.columbusparkfoundation.org/donors/2020-donors/

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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I can remember going to The Commons as a kid. I was born there in 1975, moved to Ky in β€˜78/β€˜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?
I am an assistant recruiter with the Federal Census Bureau. The Census Bureau is hiring local people for various positions for the 2020 Census. We would be grateful if you could include our on line job application: 2020census.gov/jobs for your members or community in any periodical that may be distributed. Thanks again.
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?