Powell Ohio… Route 750 - Powell Rd. takes a new twist.

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Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors - Worthington Ohio

 

 

One afternoon a few weeks ago I was on my way to a real estate appointment. Traveling west towards the zoo on Powell Rd. to my destination on Riverside Dr., I came upon a very interesting twist to Powell Rd. I was wondering where I was headed for the old two-lane Powell Rd was closed. I was traveling on a new four-lane road (to see map please click on the four-lane road); I marveled at what I was seeing.

 

 

 

The Safari Golf Club along with the Columbus Zoo now has new entrances off the relocated Powell Rd. The Safari Golf Club looked so beautiful from the new Powell Rd. I had to investigate further; I drove into the club to see how the golf course has changed. The relocated Powell Rd. was constructed over a few of the old greens; those greens were replaced with 4 new holes. The clubhouse has been renovated and there now is a very nice pro shop that carries golf equipment and clothing. There is also a casual dining restaurant with a patio area. The Safari Golf Club is owned and operated by the Columbus Zoo; all the Safari Golf Club proceeds benefit the Zoo.

       

                                                         

  

After my tour of the clubhouse I traveled west on the relocated Powell Rd and noticed that there was a new zoo entrance, the old Riverside Dr. entrance is now closed.

 

 

I could see the construction of the Zoombezi Bay water park. The old water park Wyandot Lake has been renamed and now has a Powell Rd entrance. The new water park named Zoombezi Bay was chosen from a contest entry; the winner was a lad from Dublin, Ohio. The water park is scheduled to open in 2008. If you click on this Zoombezi Bay link you will be able to view a drawing of what the water park will offer; looks like outrageous fun to me. Off the relocated Powell Rd will be a newly constructed zoo ticket entrance. The Columbus Zoo will be undergoing further renovations in 2008.

 

If you are a Central Ohio resident or an out of town web surfer who came upon this post, do please plan to visit the new and improved Safari Golf Club, the Columbus Zoo and the Zoombezi Water Park. Watch for new zoo updates in my Powell area future posts.  

Comments (4)

Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH

Since I'm up and down Riverside a lot, I had been watching the opening closely. Then one day coming home from Muirfield, it was finally open. It was fun to see a part of the countryside that we weren't privy to before.

Looks like the WEENR mobile is in your top photo. Suppose??? Check your photo to see if you can read the tag.

Sep 05, 2007 12:47 PM
Karen Gorski
HER Realtors - Worthington Ohio - Lewis Center, OH
HER Realtors - Delaware/Franklin County Ohio

Elaine I checked the photo sorry doesn't look like the WEENR mobile think it's a Ford. What a hoot if I captured your SUV. I think the new Powell Rd is really cool sure showcases the Safari Golf Course.

I love the connection to Glick Rd. As the renovations continue the zoo and water park entrances will also look grand, its fun to watch progress.

Sep 05, 2007 01:21 PM
Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH

My granddaughter has always worked at the Zoo during summers starting in her HS years. Now that she has her college degree in education, she's now one of the people that take the animals to the schools. I'll let you know when she gets to the point that she accompanies Jack to Letterman or Leno. ;-)

She said that the entrance from Riverside to the "old" Powell Rd will still be accessible for Zoo office staff only as that's the only way they can get to those buildings.

Sep 05, 2007 02:22 PM
Karen Gorski
HER Realtors - Worthington Ohio - Lewis Center, OH
HER Realtors - Delaware/Franklin County Ohio

Elaine: Your granddaughter is a lucky gal what a great job if you love animals the zoo is a great place to work.

Sep 05, 2007 04:55 PM