Dorrian Green

General Information

7 a.m.-11 p.m.
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Dorrian Green is a 6.32 acre regional park in the Downtown community. Dorrian Green borders COSI and the Scioto Mile.


Dorrian Green is named in honor of Franklinton native Hugh J. Dorrian, a dedicated and unwavering public servant to the residents of Columbus for 52 years. Mr. Dorrian served as the city’s fiscal guardian from 1966 through 2017, first as Columbus City Treasurer and then as Columbus City Auditor. He had a strong hand in the revitalization of the Short North and other downtown neighborhoods, the Arena District, University District, Scioto Mile and Franklinton. Mr. Dorrian, a graduate of St. Charles High School, had a seat at the table for every major decision made on behalf of the residents of Columbus for more than half a century, ensuring that Columbus continued to thrive and grow into the vibrant city it is today.

Parks have always been a bright memory for Mr. Dorrian, as he spent many years playing at Sunshine Park, which is now warmly known as Dodge Park. Dorrian Green is nestled on the grounds of the former Central High School, which served as a bedrock for community gatherings. Our hope is for Dorrian Green to serve as a wonderful mainstay for Columbus residents and visitors for generations. The dedication will highlight Mr. Dorrian’s commitment to building communities where everyone is welcome and has the opportunity to thrive.


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  • Pedestrian Path
  • Playground
  • Pollinator Habitat
  • Spray Park