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Blacklick Woods (643 acres)
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.

  • Playfields
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic areas and shelters
  • Nature programs
  • Sledding
  • Nature center
  • Hiking, jogging and biking trails 
  • Rollerblading
  • Picnicking 
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Birding
  • Golf courses


    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 and one of the individuals who helped establish the state nature preserve system. It is designated a National Natural Landmark.

    Nature Center: Your gateway to outdoor discovery. Ask a naturalist questions, discover nature through displays and view wildlife from the nature center's windows. (Hours)

    Ashton Pond: Filled with water lilies, turtles and fish, this scenic 2-acre pond lies just south of the Beech Maple Lodge.

    Beech-Maple Lodge and 5 reservable shelters