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Playground for adults set to open in Franklinton

The park will feature an ice skating rink, a pickleball court, a bar, and other amenities for adults to enjoy year-round.


Gravity Experience Park hopes to bring the Columbus community together. | Photo by GRA+D architects

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Who said playgrounds are just for kids? Thanks to a partnership between Gravity developers and Land-Grant Brewing Co., adults will soon have a place of their own in Franklinton.

Project overview

The project β€” which will take over an empty lot on McDowell and W. State streets β€” will be called Gravity Experience Park and will be operated by Land-Grant.

Construction will begin soon, and events are expected to begin at the park in October.


Go ice skating in the colder months and play pickleball in the warmer months. | Photo by GRA+D architects


Gravity Experience Park will have the following amenities that allow for year-round enjoyment:

  • An ice skating rink in the winter that will convert to pickleball courts in the warmer months
  • A concert stage
  • Fire pits with seating areas
  • A bar
  • Public artwork

The long-term plan

β€œWe envision this park being like a town square β€” a place that brings people from Franklinton and all over Columbus together in all these fun and amazing ways,” said Land-Grant president Adam Benner in a news release.

Adam and his team successfully curated the Land-Grant beer garden and Wintergarden over the years, and are excited β€œto use that experience on a blank slate to create one-of-a-kind experiences that we have not been able to do in the past.”

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