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Columbus - The Topiary Park

480 East Town Street

A Historic Gem
Though the Topiary Park that we know today was dedicated in 1992, the seven-acre park’s history goes back much further. The topiaries are nestled within what was historically called Old Deaf School Park, which has a past spanning back to the early 19th century. The popularity of the topiaries and their attraction to tourists has led the park to become popularly known as the Topiary Park. However, when you look at the park’s roots you find the history of the Ohio School for the Deaf, the inspiring story of James and Elaine Mason who first dreamed of a topiary garden and, of course, you see the muse: Georges Seurat’s famous painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte.

The care and energy of the Friends of the Topiary Park has ensured that these stories thrive along with the beautiful living sculptures, and they have created educational resources to enhance the visitor experience.


Lawrence Radford

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Great place to go out back of the main library. Went for an event before Christmas. The downtown library always has events going on. would be a good spot for bagging lunch in the spring. Library has snack bar now. If you haven't checked out the main library since the renovation you must go! The topiary park is only one part of it.

Swazimama Watkins

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Charming little park in the downtown area, behind the metropolitan library. Featuring topiary depictions of a George Seurat painting, and replete with a myriad of birds including water fowl, topiary park is a delightful escape for a few hours within the hustle and bustle of the city of Columbus.

Joel Cosme, Jr

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
A cool space to take a stroll on a nice day. The library is right there too. Grab a book and enjoy.

Lance McGarr

Monday, April 9, 2018
Small park with paved paths, a pond, and of course the topiary figures. An island in the sea of downtown. Dog friendly.

Jennifer Russell

Friday, April 6, 2018
By far my favorite park in the city. The topiaries provide a unique experience and with beautiful Christo Ray and the amazing library right there it's even better.

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