The one-mile stretch of the Scioto Mile park along the Scioto river from the Arena District to Whittier Peninsula really is quite beautiful. Bicentennial park, the centerpiece of the Mile, features a huge fountain for families to cool off on a hot day. The Mile’s restaurant - Milestone 229 - features a huge outdoor patio overlooking the park, perfect for happy hours and Sunday brunch. Bicentennial Park also has many events like Movies on the Mile, FountainSide for families, and live music.
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This stretch of land on the banks of the Scioto River was recently developed to become a wonderful public space, and a vibrant center for residents. There is often an event going on, but if not, it also provides plenty of swings to grab a quiet lunch or time to catch up with a friend. Running through downtown, it's central enough to take a quick detour from your usual route and take in a scenic walk.