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Friendship Woods provides a natural oasis in residential neighborhood

Part of the Village’s 23-acre campus includes Friendship Woods, a natural refuge full of trees and native plants with accessible walking paths and a sheltered gazebo. A surfaced walking trail includes benches placed throughout the path to rest, bird watch or visit with a friend. A bridge and gazebo create visual interest and provide areas to visit or simply enjoy the view. Entrances are well lit and beautifully landscaped. Safety railings are installed at the overlook, gazebo and south entrance.

A green space accessible to all who live at Friendship Village Columbus

The Woods fulfills a dream shared by many residents who wished to bring an up-close experience with nature to Friendship Village Columbus. Resident Bill Taylor set to work designing a space that would enhance the natural landscape while offering paved walkways, scenic views and places to rest. Aided by resident architect Wayne Dipner, plans for a bridge, benches, shelter, deck and wildlife feeding areas were developed.

Friendship Woods was dedicated in October 2015 with a special event honoring the memories and visions of Bill, Wayne and others who worked tirelessly to bring the dream to fruition.

Take a tour of Friendship Woods! Call (614) 890-8282.

Friendship Woods

  • Natural oasis in residential neighborhood

  • Accessible walking paths

  • Bird watching areas with benches

  • Sheltered gazebo and bridge

  • Natural refugee with native trees and plants

Friendship Woods Gallery


Jim M.

We moved to Friendship Village Columbus for various reasons. We are reasonably healthy and wanted to be sure we could enjoy the benefits of independent living before moving to the next phase of our lives. Through the experience of some friends we decided to skip the condo phase and go directly to a friendly senior living environment.
2014-10-29T20:38:08+00:00
We moved to Friendship Village Columbus for various reasons. We are reasonably healthy and wanted to be sure we could enjoy the benefits of independent living before moving to the next phase of our lives. Through the experience of some friends we decided to skip the condo phase and go directly to a friendly senior living environment.

Andy H.

We moved here before we were 70 to allow for a pleasurable retirement. The Lifecare contract, safety, amenities and activities supersede any other facilities we considered. Camaraderie between residents and staff is a rich experience.
2014-10-29T20:37:40+00:00
We moved here before we were 70 to allow for a pleasurable retirement. The Lifecare contract, safety, amenities and activities supersede any other facilities we considered. Camaraderie between residents and staff is a rich experience.

Harold C.

During my two weeks at Friendship Village Columbus, the service was wonderful, everyone was loving and caring, and the staff helped to make my recovery fast and easy.
2014-10-29T20:37:05+00:00
During my two weeks at Friendship Village Columbus, the service was wonderful, everyone was loving and caring, and the staff helped to make my recovery fast and easy.