City of Upper Arlington, Ohio


Upper Arlington has always been distinguished by the beauty of its landscape, neighborhood parks and majestic tree lined streets. Since 2002,  the City has made tremendous progress adding colorful gardens at community gateways, high profile intersections, public facilities, and City parks. These garden enhancements are community highlights and this signature program is getting noticed! The success of this sponsor based program is made possible through generous donations and program sponsorships, and the ongoing support of the Four Seasons Garden Club, Upper Arlington Community Foundation and the Beautification Advisory Group, as well as the work of City staff in the Parks & Forestry and Electrical Divisions.

How the Program Works
The City of Upper Arlington Beautification Program is a signature sponsorship based program. The program is successful through the rallying of resources to provide dramatic colorful landscape enhancements. The Beautification Program seeks to combine City resources and community donations, and requires significant funds contributed by citizens, neighborhoods, organizations, and businesses to provide the extra "Punch" necessary to distinguish Upper Arlington from surrounding communities.

Reed & Henderson Gateway
The Reed & Henderson gateway was made
possible by a generous donation from the
WalMart on Bethel Road.

Funding is being coordinated through the Upper Arlington Community Foundation Fund of the Columbus Foundation. Adoptions are 100% tax deductible. As funds are required to support your adoption site, they will be drawn from the Upper Arlington Community Foundation Fund. Sponsors will be recognized via a public relations campaign and an engraved marker at the garden site.

Adoption Options 

Many options exist for beautification sponsorship including, but not limited to, community gateways, bright spots, planters /hanging baskets, park gardens, and arts in community spaces.

For more information, contact Horticulturist Lisa Metcalf at 614-583-5347 or



Thompson Park Landscaped Area
Thompson Garden at Thompson Park made
through a generous donation
from the George
F. Renkert Fund of the
Upper Arlington Community

Click here to view the City Beautification Brochure