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Blacklick Woods (643 acres)
Tel 614.208.4247
Open 6:30am to 10pm April through September /
6:30am to 8pm October through March
39.94595    -82.80999  (park)
39.94577    -82.80152  (golf course)
Blacklick Woods features 643 acres of woods, fields, seasonal swamp ponds, a small prairie and a golf course. It has one of the best remaining beech-maple forests in Central Ohio along with a buttonbush swamp. The forest areas are laced with trails that wind through a swamp forest with oak and white ash along with red maple, elm, shagbark, bitternut hickory and dogwood.

  • biking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • nature center
  • pet trail 
  • picnic areas
  • shelters/lodges - reservable
  • sledding


    6975 E. Livingston Ave.
    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
    (eastern Franklin & northwestern Fairfield counties)

    From I-270, take the East Main Street/Reynoldsburg exit. Go east on Main Street to Brice Road and turn right. Take Brice Road to Livingston Avenue and turn left. Entrance is about 1.5 miles on the right.

    Walter A. Tucker State Nature Preserve: This 55-acre swamp preserve honors Walter A. Tucker, one of the founding directors of Metro Parks. The northern portion is a maturing beech forest with some sugar maple. The wetter southern area features white and pin oak, white ash with specimens of red maple, red elm, shagbark and bitternut hickory, hophornbeam, American hornbeam and dogwood. Shrubs include spicebush and buttonbush.

    Nature Center: Features exhibits of local and natural history, with observation windows to view wildlife.

    Beech-Maple Lodge and 5 reservable shelters