Come inside the great outdoors.
The Columbus Commons is 9 acres of live, green space located in the heart of Downtown. Truly, it's more than just green space, come see for yourself! You'll find the state-of-the-art Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion, hand-carved carousel, outdoor reading room, world-class gardens, outdoor cafes, bocce courts, a life-size chess set and more!
Capitol South has a proud tradition of creating spaces that draw people downtown. The Columbus Commons brings us inside the downtown... to a breathtaking outdoor park.
The park now stands at the former site of the City Center. Columbus Commons was born when Capitol South began the process of surgically dismantling the mall space in October 2009. By mid 2010, construction on the park began, with one-third of the site reserved for market-driven development. The Columbus Commons was substantially complete by the end of 2010, and hosted 300,000 visitors at 130 events in its opening 2011 season. For 2012, there are 230 events planned, with over 70 events being held at the new Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion (opened May 2012).
As a new Columbus Commons, a common area for the entire community to enjoy, the park will support the ongoing, market-driven development of a truly walkable Downtown neighborhood that will integrate living spaces with retail office and entertainment opportunities.
To create the new park, Capitol South worked with the Georgetown Company as its development manager, and a design/build team made up of construction manager Corna-Kokosing, architects Moody Nolan and landscape architects EDGE Group.