It’s been a while since I’ve been down to the Scioto Riverfront in downtown Columbus. Kish and I stopped by today to take a peek at the status of the Scioto Greenways project, which is an effort to narrow the river and return it to a more natural channel — and, in the process, recover some much needed green space and downtown parkland from the former, wider, river bed.
I think it looks pretty good, although you can’t actually enter the new areas right now. I’m assuming the chain fencing will be removed and access will be allowed when the grand opening occurs on Tuesday. The river looks better with the green borders. The question is, will downtown workers use the new areas? I’m guessing they will. People tend to like water, and in land-bound Columbus the Scioto River is just about the only option.