Columbus itself is the state capital of Ohio and is the most populated city in the state. It is known for its unique neighborhoods, like German Village and the Arts District, its famous museums, like the COSI Science Center, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, professional sports teams, and other fun attractions like the LEGOLAND Discovery Center.
Scioto Mile is another well-known attraction in Columbus. This is a 253-acre park along the Scioto River with plenty of walking trails and benches. Part of this greenway even runs through the Riverplance neighborhood!
Riverplace is a distinctly suburban neighborhood with little natural terrain, however, due to the artificial nature, much of this neighborhood has well-maintained sidewalks for you and your furry friend to use while getting your daily exercise in. Thankfully, the Scioto River and Scioto Mile provide a bit of natural terrain. This greenway is the perfect place to head for a walk if you and Fido need a bit more shade or just want to feel a bit far away from more urban environments.
Like many of the surrounding neighborhoods, Riverplace is a rather hilly community. There are rolling hills throughout the neighborhood, but some can get rather steep. If you or Fido have mobility issues, please make sure to research your walking route before heading out the door!The boundaries of Riverplace include Hilliard Cemetery Road to the north, Riverside Drive and Dublin Road to the east, Fishinger Road to the south, and Smiley Road to the west.
Nearby greenways include Scioto Run Nature Trail, Duranceaux Park, Griggs Reservoir Park, Fancyburg Park, and Wyandotte Park. Many of these smaller parks will have playgrounds, benches, paved walking trails, and space for general recreation. Scioto Run Nature Trail, however, has some unpaved walking trails and may be a perfect place for you and your pup to explore on a warm day!
Unfortunately, there are no off-leash areas in Riverplace or in the surrounding neighborhoods. If you're looking for that type of adventure or exercise, you will, unfortunately, need to travel a bit to find a public dog park.