Hilliard's Station Park
Hilliard's Station Park is located at the starting point of the seven-mile Heritage Trail in downtown Hilliard, a suburban community with a population of 28,000. Until the mid-20th century, this was the site of the city's original town center, where Main Street and the old railroad station came together. The station is long gone but the city wants the site to be a center of activity again. Part of a phased revitalization effort to bring business and activity to downtown Hilliard, Hilliard's Station Park is both a recreational hub for a nearby bike trail and a year-round event space for the community.
The park contains an amphitheater, spray park, multi-functional building with event and food prep space, and a public restroom and storage/maintenance facility. Architectural features of the two buildings reflect the site’s past use as a train depot. Glass garage doors on the event space can be opened to allow guests to enjoy the interior and exterior space as one venue.