Columbus Foundation invest $500,000 into RAPID 5

A new vision for Columbus to connect us to nature and one another like never before.

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Columbus Foundation invest $500,000 into RAPID 5

The Columbus Foundation announced a $500,000 investment into RAPID 5 during the annual Celebration of Philanthropy. This grant will support RAPID 5 in its work to create the largest inter-connected park system in the country.
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Thrive commits $1 million to RAPID 5

Mark and Eric Wagenbrenner’s best childhood memories are from time spent outdoors. Now their development company’s $1 million gift to RAPID 5 will ensure many more children can create their own outdoor remembrances growing up in central Ohio.
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Our greenways and waterways are the future of connection between recreation, energy, and Central Ohio’s communities. The RAPID Project aims to create a vision for one regional park network.


RAPID 5 is a shared vision to integrate the space along Franklin County’s five waterways, connecting all residents to the natural and economic resources for recreation, commuting, commerce, education, and relaxation.


ULI Columbus and MORPC have embarked on a project to develop a vision for an integrated open space network in central Ohio that envisions how to best use our natural assets to benefit our economy, manage growth, provide access for recreation, education, health, and preserve natural resources and environmental health.


In late 2021, five design and planning firms began designing a new vision for Columbus to connect us to nature and each other like never before.

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