In the historic German Village district of Columbus is Schiller Park, a European-style promenade. Established in 1867, Schiller Park was named after the romantic German poet Friedrich von Schiller, whose statue marks the center of the park. During World War I, due to anti-German wartime sentiment in America, the park was renamed Washington Park until the end of the war. Today, 23 acres unfold before you, alongside wide red brick paths that circle around a tranquil fishing pond. A community recreation center, tennis courts, and outdoor theater that puts on productions during the summer months are also available at Schiller.
Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St, Columbus, OH, (614) 645-3300