Goodale Park Playground, Columbus, Ohio

Goodale Park, located in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio has two playground areas that are relatively close to each other. One has a smaller play structure for toddlers and the other has a bigger play structure for kids 5 and up.

Goodale Park covers over 32 acres and includes a pond, fountain, gazebo, and sports fields and is home to many festivals and events. This blog post will focus solely on the playgrounds within Goodale Park!

There are two free parking lots in Goodale Park and they are both pretty near the playground area. You can enter these parking lots on either Park Street or Dennison Avenue.

  • Address: 120 W Goodale St, Columbus, OH 43215
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The toddler playground at Goodale Park includes:

Fun, interactive elements

The toddler play structure with interactive elements at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Multiple climbing options

The toddler play structure and toddler swings at Goodale Park in the Short North.

Two slides including a twisty slide

The smaller of the two play structures at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio.

A set of toddler swings

Toddler swings at the park.

The playground for older kids at Goodale Park includes:

A larger, play structure with lots of elements

The larger play structure for kids 5 and up at Goodale Park.

Unique climbing options

A boy climbing on circular steps to the play structure.

A long, accessible ramp

The larger play structure at Goodale Park in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio.

Spinning monkey bars

A boy crossing the monkey bars at Goodale Park.

A long ramp and a small slide

An ADA accessible ramp on the play structure at Goodale Park.

A double slide for races!

A double slide on the playground.

Monkey bars in a circle

Two kinds of monkey bars on the play structure.

Musical and interactive elements

A boy playing at the playground in Goodale Park.

Nearby there is a teeter-totter for two.

Two boys on the teeter-totter at Goodale Park.

Another balancing contraption that features moving platforms and steering wheels to hold onto

A boy near the swings on the playground.

Traditional monkey bars

Traditional monkey bars at Goodale Park.

A variety of swings for toddlers and older kids

A set of swings at Goodale Park.

Behind the swings (pictured above) is a covered picnic area and these checkerboard tables (pictured below).

Checkerboard tables at Goodale Park.

Goodale Park is a great destination for families in Columbus! If you’re looking for more things to do in the area, check out this list of 10 fun things to do in the Short North! Follow us on Instagram @614parks for more ideas!