Activities involve camping , picnicking, boating, fishing, mountain biking, swimming, wildlife viewing, backpacking, kite flying, summer educational/interpretive programs, astronomy, organic and historical exhibits. Nation music singer and acclaimed visual artist Terry Allen came up with the concept soon after going to the city and mastering that the Scioto River takes its name from the Shawnee Indian word for hairy water.” According to nearby legend, when the Shawnee 1st migrated to Scioto River valley from the Carolinas, they found deer hair floating in the river.
On December 14, 1916 the Glenwood Park recreation center and shelterhouse was officially opened and dedicated to the public. The park is named after the Italian city of Genoa – 1 of Columbus’ ten international sister cities and the birthplace of city’s namesake Christopher Columbus. Glenview is a (3.71 acre) park that permits access to the Sullivant Trace boardwalk.