Every true Columbusite has walked along the Scioto Mile and probably seen at least one of the three bronze deer sculptures, but do you know why they’re actually there? It’s okay, neither did I.
These friendly, relaxed looking deer were added to the Scioto Mile as part of the big rehabilitation project in 2015 that turned the area into the incredible multi-use park and trail space it is now.
There are a total of three deer along the Scioto River admiring the river and all the potential it has for greatness, because they were put in during the renovation. Two of these funky art pieces are behind COSI and the other is on the Rich Street Bridge watching over our beloved city. So don’t worry everyone, the deer are protecting us.
Originally published July 18, 2017