“Imagination” at Boardman Arts Park
The Arts Park is a 2.2 acre green space in the heart of downtown Delaware. It is a central point between the historical Northwest Neighborhood, our downtown business center, the culturally and ethnically diverse Second Ward, and the Ohio Wesleyan campus.
The park is a respite for families in this time of pandemic, with an 80% increase in use in 2020. We strive to make the park a destination where people can enjoy the outdoors, explore and play. Our free outdoor exhibit and event space features hands-on activities and quirky art, resulting in a magical place for families to engage each other creatively and create lasting memories.
The Art Park hosts a number of annual events including the Delaware Vintage Festival, Delaware Beer & Wine Festival, Fright Night, Ohio Wesleyan University A Cappella concerts, a community Ice Cream Social, a May Day Dance demonstration by local elementary students, a Watershed Walk, and many concerts, yoga and art classes, many of which are free and open to the public.