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Welcome to Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks (Metro Parks) is a public agency serving the citizens of Central Ohio by providing a regional system of clean, safe, natural area parks. Metro Parks features 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,700 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties.

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News & Stories from your Metro Parks

Women Who Explore

Women gain acceptance and camaraderie as they discover nature together in the Metro Parks.

Finance Director

Metro Parks invites applications for the post of Director of Finance/Treasurer. Apply by October 14th.

Wheelchair Athlete on the Go

Greg McCrabb trains at Glacier Ridge to compete in a racing wheelchair at Emerald City Half-Marathon.

Promises Made, Promises Kept

Thanks to Franklin County voters, Metro Parks is one of the best park systems in the United States.

Activities in your Metro Parks

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Archery

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Backpacking

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Biking

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Boating

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Canoeing
/ Kayaking

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Cross Country
Skiing

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Day Camps

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Disc Golf

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Fishing

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Fitness

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Golfing

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Horseback
Riding

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Ice Skating

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Mountain
Biking

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Natural
Play Areas

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Nature
Centers

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Nature
Preserves

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Obstacle
Course

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Pets

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Picnicking

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Play Areas

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Rock
Climbing

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Sledding

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Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!

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