Kiwanis Riverway Park

About this Location

The Kiwanis Riverway Park is located along the East shore of the Scioto River, at the north end of Griggs Reservoir. This park provides a boardwalk nature trail through the wetlands along the river, providing opportunities for viewing birds and flora. Funding for the park was provided by the Kiwanis Club. The Dublin Parks and Recreation Department assists in the maintenance and managing of this park area.

The bottomland woods of Kiwanis Riverway hosts a variety of rare and interesting species. The state-endangered bottomland aster is only found at Kiwanis Riverway and a few other sites in Ohio. The area is also home to the state-threatened satin brome grass, state-potentially threatened snow trillium, and white cedar.

About Griggs Reservoir

Griggs Reservoir is located in Franklin County, in central Ohio, just west of Columbus. US-33 parallels the lake on the east side and there is a public boat launch just south of the Fishinger Road intersection.

Griggs Reservoir is maintained and operated by the city of Columbus Division of Watershed Management as a source of municipal water supply. The dam was constructed on the Scioto River in 1904 creating a long narrow lake that runs north to south for approximately six miles, creating 387 surface acres of fishing water. The lake is generally clear, but is influenced heavily by rain events and can become very turbid. Depths can exceed 20 feet near the dam, but most of the reservoir is between 10 and 15 feet deep.

Parks located on Grigs Reservoir include Duranceau Park, Griggs Reservoir Park, Hayden Falls Park, and Kiwanis Riverway Park.

No restroom facilities.

Content from Columbus Nature Preserves webpage and Kiwanis Riverway Park webpage