Facility Alerts and Updates

Find information on alerts, closures and hazards for trails, parks and facilities operated by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.


This is used to identify general updates at a facility.


This is used to advise caution at facilities that are still open.


This is used to identify facilities that are closed.

Active Updates

Glenwood Community Center and Park

May 6-9

The parking lot is being resurfaced and access to the parking lot will be restricted or reduced between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. while this work is being performed. The parking lot will be available for full use after 4 p.m.

Brentnell Community Center

June 7-12

The parking lot for Brentnell Community Center will be resurfaced. The immediate areas of construction will be closed. Any parking that is not marked off can be used during non-working hours. Due to weather delays, the parking lot surface removal has been rescheduled for June 7. Without further weather delays, new asphalt and lines should be placed by June 12.

Scioto Trail Closure

August 2023 – summer 2024

The south side of the Scioto Trail is closed to allow for the construction of a a new pedestrian bridge over the Scioto River and a new trail along Souder Avenue to West Broad Street. Read more about the project.

Detour: A temporary detour path has been constructed on the north side of the Scioto River, which will allow the path to remain open heading upstream to Fifth Avenue. Please adhere to this designated detour.

Westgate Park Update

Storm sewer improvements and bioretention basin work began in October 2023. There will be minimal impact to park use. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

The second phase of this work, which includes the plantings in the bioretention basins, will begin March 2024 and be completed May 2024.

Griggs Park Drive Closure

Griggs Park Drive will be closed to all traffic beginning Feb. 12 for construction.

The parking lot will remain open, and the one-way northbound service drive will be temporarily changed to two-way traffic between the north end of the parking lot and Lakinhurst Drive. All southbound traffic to Riverside Drive can exit at Lakinhurst Drive. All northbound Riverside Drive traffic can continue northbound on the service drive and exit to Riverside Drive at Lane Avenue. Access to the south end of the park will be located at 2929 Riverside Drive, 43221.