Polaris Founder's Park

Polaris Founder's Park is a pocket park in the Polaris area of Columbus (Delaware County), Ohio, United States. The 1.5-acre (0.61 ha) park is located between the office building at 8800 Lyra Drive and Interstate 71.[1]

Polaris Founder's Park
A View from inside the park with 8800 Lyra in the background.
TypePrivately owned; open to the public
LocationColumbus Ohio
Coordinates40°8′39.736″N 82°58′18.624″W / 40.14437111°N 82.97184000°W / 40.14437111; -82.97184000[1]
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)[1]
CreatedOctober 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)[1]
Operated byPOLARIS Centers of Commerce

The park was built as a memorial to Robert C. Echele of the company Polaris Centers of Commerce who was inspirational in developing the 1,200-acre (490 ha) Polaris area. The park features a wind sculpture 35 feet (11 m) high that was designed by Robert Mullins, a Columbus area artist who counted Mr. Echele as a friend and benefactor.[2] The park, developed at a cost of US$500,000, features a gazebo as well as Japanese-inspired gardens, waterfalls and a pond.[3]

See also



  1. ^ a b c d Evans, Walker. "Polaris Pocket Park Opens to the Public". Columbus Underground. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Wind Sculpture Links Past, Present". Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Dilley, Melissa (October 5, 2011). "Polaris park reflects passions of its early 'point man'". ColumbusLocalNews.com. Suburban News Publications. Retrieved December 5, 2011.