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Driving Park is one of the most historically significant places in Columbus. During the early 20th century, the area was one of the entertainment centers in the city. It’s named after the horse racing park that was a popular destination for Columbus residents in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The track was later converted into an automobile course, which hosted the world’s first 24-hour race in 1905.
Driving Park is located in the Near East Side of Columbus, between the Bexley and German Village neighborhoods. The boundaries of the neighborhood are Interstate 70 to the north, Whittier Street to the south, the Norfolk and Western Railroad to the east and Struder Avenue to the west. It is part of the 43206 area code.
Many of the homes in Driving Park are smaller, pre-World War II homes, which have been kept in excellent condition. One of the more recognizable homes in the area is a 19th century mansion on the corner of Livingston and Linwood, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Among the former famous residents of Driving Park was World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker.
Residents of Driving Park enjoy spending time at the neighborhood’s titular park. The 24.3 acre complex includes a wooded area to view local wildlife, complete with a walking trail. There are also athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts.
Despite its name, Driving Park is a very walkable neighborhood, with many wide, tree-lined streets and many different restaurants, grocery stores and other shops within the district. In addition, there are four different bus stops within Driving Park.