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Scioto Audubon (120 acres)
Open 6:30am to 8pm Jan-March & Oct-Dec
6:30am to 10pm April-Sept
39.94426    -83.00335
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Set amid a once industrial landscape, Scioto Audubon has been transformed from a blighted brownfield into a green oasis where wildlife and birds thrive and flourish. The 120-acre park is a recreational and educational destination for visitors of all ages. Located along the banks of the Scioto River just south of downtown Columbus, the park resulted from a partnership between Columbus, Ohio Audubon and Columbus Metro Parks to bring nature to the Capital City.

  • biking
  • boating - motorized, with boat ramp
  • boating - non-motorized
  • climbing wall
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pets - dog park (2.5 acres)
  • pet trail
  • picnicking
  • play areas
  • obstacle course


    400 W. Whittier Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (Franklin County)

    From I-71, take the Greenlawn Avenue exit east one-third of a mile and turn left on South Front Street. Go a quarter of a mile and turn left on West Whittier Street. Entrance is one-third of a mile on left.

    Climbing wall at Scioto Audubon Metro Park: Wilma Yoder

    Climbing wall: The three towers and two arches of the main climbing wall reach a height of 35 feet and extend over 6,100 square feet. The wall features bouldering, top rope and lead climbing. Climbers must be age 13 or older (ages 13 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult). There is no age restriction for bouldering on the 10-foot boulders.  Small 10-foot boulders are available for kids to climb.

    Boating: Boaters can launch canoes, kayaks and motorized boats into the Scioto River.

    Fishing: Anglers can fish the river from the boat ramp or the elevated fishing dock.

    Hiking and Biking: The Scioto Greenway Trail runs through the park.

    Play Areas: Features an interactive electronic gaming system, age appropriate play equipment for kids, sand volleyball courts, playfields for soccer and other grass sports and observation platforms.

    Dog Park: The 2.5-acre dog park features separate areas for small dogs and large dogs, each with its own agility course.

    Grange Insurance Audubon Center: This 18,000-square foot facility is a model for sustainable design and offers a variety of programs and events.

    Obstacle Course: The Columbus Rotary Obstacle Course features nine challenging activity stations and a quarter-mile running track. The course features a tire run and flip, an eight-foot wall, tunnel crawl, balance beams, monkey bars, cargo climb, belly crawl, over/under and a log run.

    Picnicking: There are three covered picnic shelters with grills and tables available for free on a first-come, first-served basis and a picnic tables and grills near the boat ramp.