McFerson Commons

General Information

7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Camera with message reading


McFerson Commons is a 2.958-acre park located in the Downtown community. McFerson Commons is also known to many as “Arch Park,” because the focal point of the park is the entry arch from the Old Union Train Station. This arch was the main portal to the train station that once stood along High St. (the current location of the Columbus Convention Center.) The Union Train Station was originally designed by Daniel Burnham & Co. in 1893, however, this entire train station was demolished in the 1970s, with the exception of this arch which is now seen at McFerson Commons Park. McFerson Commons is dedicated to Dimon R. McFerson, the former chairman and CEO of Nationwide Insurance, who served from 1992-2000.


  • 2.958 Acres
  • Memorial/Art/History Point of Interest
  • Paved Path