This neighborhood, which hugs the Olentangy River and is enriched by its natural beauty and amenities, serves as the western boundary of the University District. Tuttle Park was the original settlement of (Old) North Columbus, laid out in 1847 by Solomon and George Washington Beers. The “Tuttle” name is a tribute to the beloved newspaper sports writer, Clyde Tuttle, for whom the Columbus city park is named. Once home to a prolific enclave of painters, sculptors, and Ohio State arts faculty, a diverse and intergenerational community now resides in Tuttle Park, attracted to its wide variety of housing stock.
The eastern edge of High Street provides a vibrant commercial corridor in Tuttle Park. It is home to a diverse range of businesses, restaurants, and the distinctive Pavey Block – a row of residences altered by Dr. Charley Pavey in the 1950s to resemble Colonial Williamsburg homes. The area has some of the best restaurant patio seating in Columbus.
Tuttle Park is the largest open space managed by the City of Columbus Parks & Recreation Department in the University District. It features many active amenities, including a recreation center, swimming pool, baseball and softball diamonds, and tennis courts. From Tuttle Park you can easily pick up the popular Olentangy Recreation Trail and take a bike ride to downtown or up north to Worthington.