Recreation Park (Columbus)

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Recreation Park is a former baseball ground located in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The ground was home to the Columbus Buckeyes of the American Association for the 1883 and 1884 seasons as well as the Columbus Solons from 1889 to 1891. The park was located in the Schumacher Place neighborhood, and was bound by Schiller (now East Whittier) Street to the south, Jaeger Street to the west, Ebner Street to the east and eventually East Kossuth Street to the north. The site is now occupied by a Giant Eagle and is bisected by South Grant Avenue.[1]

On November 1, 1890 the Ohio State University football team played their first home game at Recreation Park. A historical marker was put up at the former site of the field on October 20, 2006 to commemorate the first Ohio State home game, a 64–0 loss to Wooster.[2]


Coordinates: 39°56′43″N 82°59′21″W / 39.9452778°N 82.9891667°W / 39.9452778; -82.9891667