Metro Parks Greenways
|Metro Parks manages around 50 miles of Greenway Trails, some of which
are beyond the park boundaries. Metro Parks took over the maintenance of
sections of Greenway Trails from the City of Columbus in July 2010,
including the Olentangy River Greenway Trail (from Worthington Hills
south to the northern edge of OSU, and from the southern edge of OSU to
the Scioto Greenway Trail [about 10 miles], parts of the Scioto
Greenway Trail (from Riversedge east to the confluence with the
Olentangy River, and from Miranova south to SR104 [about 6 miles],
sections of the Alum Creek Greenway Trail (from the City of Westerville
south to the confluence with Big Walnut Creek [about 13.5 miles], and
sections of the I-670 Greenway Trail (from Alum Creek west to Leaonard
Avenue [about 0.5 miles]. Metro Parks now has daily ranger patrols on these sections of trails outside the parks, has pruned back overgrown vegetation, repaired fencing, resurfaced some sections of trails, and mows and blows leaves weekly, to help improve the experience of using these trails.
Within the parks, Metro Parks manages sections of the Darby Creek
Greenway Trail (4.7 miles at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and 3.4
miles at Prairie Oaks Metro Park), the Alum Creek Greenway Trail (7.3
miles) in Three Creek Metro Park, The Scioto Greenway Trail (2 miles
passing through Scioto Audubon Metro Park) and sections of the Blacklick
Creek Greenway Trail: 1.2 miles in Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 5.9
miles inside and outside Pickerington Ponds Metro Park, and 2.9 miles in
Three Creeks Metro Park. Metro Parks also manages and maintains a 3.25
mile section of the Heritage Trail, part of the Greenway network.
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Trails managed by Metro Parks and others
Olentangy River Greenway
Total trail length 13.75 miles. Interstate 270 to State Route 161 is managed by Worthington Parks and Recreation Department. Lane Avenue to King Avenue is managed by Ohio State University.
Scioto Greenway Trail
Total trail length 11.55 miles. Downtown riverfront area is managed by City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department.
Alum Creek Greenway Trail
Total trail length constructed is 20.2 miles, with 1.5 additional miles to be completed in late 2012. Main Street (Westerville) to Interstate 270 is managed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Department.
Total trail length 3.5 miles. Leonard Avenue to Cleveland Avenue is managed by City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department.