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The Commons Summer Checklist!

We’ve made it easy for you to maximize your summer fun with this list of can't-miss, warm-weather activities. Partake in a plethora of free events at the park and make the most of extra daylight hours by working your way through our 2017 Commons Summer Checklist. Take a screenshot, download the image or even print it off and start exploring everything Columbus Commons has to offer. Plus, there’s plenty to do around Downtown Columbus within a few minutes’ walk of our urban oasis.  

Follow along on social media to catch call-outs on how you can check off boxes throughout the season. Don’t forget to use #CommonsSummerChecklist when you post for a chance to have your photo featured on our social channels or LED screens that overlook the park!

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  1. Have a water balloon fight
  2. Take a selfie on the Commons carousel
  3. Watch a sunrise or sunset
  4. Try a new Jeni’s Ice Cream flavor
  5. Lay on the grass and watch the clouds
  6. Try a new fitness class at the Commons
  7. Explore the OSU Urban Arts Space
  8. Try a new food truck at Food Truck Food Court
  9. Practice your favorite yoga pose
  10. Play Frisbee in a park
  11. Play with your dog at the Commons!
  12. Go for a run on the Scioto Mile (and cool off in the Scioto Mile fountain!)
  13. Join a game of kickball
  14. Create a craft at Commons for Kids with the OSU Urban Arts Space
  15. Take a bike ride along the Scioto Greenways
  16. Stroll the Columbus Arts Festival on the Scioto Mile
  17. Attend Family Fun Day at the Commons
  18. Fly a kite
  19. Take a Zumba or Hip Hop class at the Commons
  20. Go to Red, White and Boom
  21. Make tie-dye t-shirts for the Shadowbox Live Bigger than Jesus show
  22. Catch fireflies (then let them go!)
  23. Make your own lemonade
  24. Go down the waterslide at Commons for Kids
  25. Make a sidewalk chalk mural
  26. Make S’Mores
  27. Learn how to dive
  28. Walk around the Pearl Market
  29. Have a picnic at the park
  30. Make the perfect burrito at Tortilla
  31. Take a selfie in front of the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion
  32. Make something creative from the supplies in the Art Box
  33. Play a game of Bocce Ball
  34. Try to beat the high score on the Commons' NEOS Electronic Playground
  35. “Check out a book” from the Reading Room
  36. Build a mini-city using the imagination playground
  37. Take a picture with one of the brass deer sculptures on the Rich Street bridge
  38. Go see a free movie at the Commons
  39. Start growing your own plant