Commons For Kids

Commons for Kids

Presented by Nationwide Children's Hosptial

Friday mornings
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 7 - August 9

Every week has a unique theme, with activities for the little ones AND the big kids! Check below for more information on each date. 

Kids of all ages can enjoy unique activities, carousel rides, and lawn games - all with a panoramic view of Downtown’s skyline for FREE, thanks to Nationwide Children's Hospital. Each Commons for Kids is programmed to be a launching pad for exploration. With six acres of open and inviting space, there’s no shortage of fun on Fridays at the Commons.

Pack a picnic or grab a bite to eat from Tortilla Mexican Street Food and dessert from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Tortilla and the vending machines by the cafe stands sell Pepsi products, and there are drinking fountains behind the cafes as well.

Easy and convenient parking is available just south of the park at the Columbus Commons Main Garage, located at 55 East Rich Street.

Please note: Our permanent restrooms will be open, which are located behind Jeni's. The portable restroom units onsite will remain locked for the Picnic with the Pops performance the following evening. 


Sports + Fitness

Friday, July 19

 


STEM 

Friday, July 26


Arts + Crafts

Friday, August 2

 


Music Day

Friday, August 9

 


Going Green

Friday, June 7

 


Animals

Friday, June 14

 


Celebrate Summer

Friday, June 21

DUE TO HEAT ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, THIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

  • Inflatables from SuperGames including Atomic Rush 45 Obstacle Course, Sunglasses Slide, and Butterfly Combo 
  • Face painting with Pretty as a Princess 
  • Create suncatchers, paper plate frisbees and play with bubbles with OSU Urban Arts Space 
  • Meet the famous Beethoven with The Columbus Symphony Orchestra 
  • Learn some summer themed rhymes and songs and enjoy a story time of Groovy Joe Ice Cream and Dinosaurs with The Columbus Metropolitan Library 
  • Check out a summery steel drum performance from Ted Royalty 
  • Check out what summer produce the Local Matters Veggie Van has for purchase  
  • Summer Craft with the Ohio Craft Museum 
  • Make your own sunshine! Create a sun sculpture with We Amplify Voices
  • Lawn games and carousel rides, weather permitting 
  • Plus Food and Treats for purchase from Tortilla Street Food and Jeni's Ice Cream!


Games

Friday, June 28


Health + Safety

Friday, July 5

DUE TO FORECASTED RAIN AND POTENTIAL THUNDERSTOMS, THIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 


Carnival Day

Friday, July 12

 


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