The City of Columbus has not one, but two, reservoirs on the Scioto River created by the construction of
gravity dams that impound water and impede the flow of the river. The next leg of my journey was along
the stretch of river between these two reservoirs.
South of the O’Shaughnessy dam the Scioto River runs through the city of Dublin. I visited several Dublin
parks with Mime Migliore, Nature Educator with Dublin Recreation and Parks. Providing access to the
river and encouraging people to visit has been a goal of hers for the past several years. Most of the land
along the river is privately owned, but Dublin does have some holdings and the Parks Department has
made the most of these access points in recent years. We did a driving tour to see several of the sites
where Dublin residents can get close to the river that runs through their town.