Scioto Mile by MSK2
Scioto Mile • Bicentennial Park • Columbus, Ohio • MSK2
The Scioto Mile project is an effort to reconnect the river with downtown by reinventing an essential urban portion of the Scioto River corridor. The Scioto Mile is a green corridor, made up of parks, boulevards, plazas and paths, ranging from the Arena District to Whittier Peninsula. This project builds on MSI's recently completed, successful downtown Columbus parks, North Bank Park and McFerson Commons, as well as the urban design and planning for the Arena District. According to the plan, Bicentennial Park is transformed with a world-class water feature, a permanent band shell, and a glass-enclosed café. The Promenade is the central component, featuring a linear canal with bubbling fountains, a colonnade with benches and swings, a stone-paved pedestrian plaza, and a centerpiece fountain with a variety of exciting water effects.