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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
+1 614-645-3217
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Out-of-towners on a garden tour of Columbus. Mid-August is not the best time to see the Roses, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pat R
Fishers, Indiana
Great Little Community Park

Most beautiful when the roses are blooming, but no matter when you go to this park, there is always... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Ohio
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One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose bushes and specialized gardens for herbs, daffodils and perennials.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rose garden” (30 reviews)
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3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
+1 614-645-3217
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Out-of-towners on a garden tour of Columbus. Mid-August is not the best time to see the Roses, but we were pleasantly surprised how many were still blooming, although many bushes were not. Free and free parking. Need to come back earlier in the year

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most beautiful when the roses are blooming, but no matter when you go to this park, there is always something to see. The roses, the pond that always has ducks swimming, a playground for the kids. They also do a pretty great 4th of July...More

Thank toddjm02
Reviewed 1 week ago

great time to visit. The roses have rebloomed and park is beautiful right now South of the park is a path along a stream that is like being in a forest in eastern ohio Leave your phone in the car and just enjoy the roses...More

Thank keith p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Park of Roses on Sunday for the evening concert. Great location, always entertaining. Park has many paths and although there are lots of roses, many other plants as well.

Thank Jcobrwnmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a peaceful, clean, beautiful park. Very well kept, with an abundance of well-marked rose types to explore. A fountain, benches, and other structures add a nice touch.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is free to all visitors and open every day from dawn to dusk. It is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Our visit followed a hard rainstorm so most of the beautiful roses were beaten down by the rain. However, as the day cleared...More

Thank rescueagreyhound
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great pRk to visit! Very clean, lived in Cbus my whole life and finally visited. Love the area. Lots to do.

Thank TaraLynn326
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Clearly they do not have funding or volunteers to keep up the roses. It was pretty sad compared to the heydey when everything was blooming and trimmed. Still, a place in the neighborhood to walk back to the rose garden from the community center/library parking...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I enjoy riding my bike through this lovely park located in Clintonville. There are baseball fields, gardens, trails, and various other activities in this park. Stop by on the 4th of July to check out the fireworks.

Thank BigSweetsSully
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is a great park to walk, sit, think, people watch and of course enjoy the roses.While there is s lot of open space there are strategic spots where you can find shade. The park is handicapped accessible however the trek from the drop off...More

Thank Forest W
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Torinda E
1 June 2017|
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Response from UsuallyNotGrumpy | Reviewed this property |
Oh leashes. Clean up after them. Its a great place for dogs.
21 March 2017|
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Response from bumu1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say May through early September
Brandi J
29 July 2016|
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Response from vince35nations | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as the others said, free