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Three Creeks (1,100 acres)
Open 6:30am to 10pm April through September /
6:30am to 8pm October through March
39.87307    -82.89911

Three Creeks is named for the confluence where Alum, Big Walnut and Blacklick creeks join. Owls, great blue herons and more than 100 species of birds have been sighted. Visitors may catch a glimpse of beaver, mink, coyote and deer. The 1,100-acre park is a partnership with the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Pet trail
  • Nature trails
  • Picnicking
  • Nature programs
  • Fishing (Heron Pond
         and along the creeks)
  • Canoeing
  • Inline skating


    3860 Bixby Road
    Groveport, OH 43125
    (Franklin County)

    From I-270, take U.S. 33 east towards Lancaster about 1 mile. Turn right on Hamilton Road and go about 1.25 miles to Bixby Road and turn right. Entrance is about 0.75 miles on the right.

    Athletic fields: Sports enthusiasts can play soccer, baseball and field hockey at Sycamore Fields and other areas in the northern part of the park. For information, call Columbus Recreation and Parks at 614.645.3300.

    Tram: Metro Parks operates a 42-passenger tram that travels along the trails. To schedule a free tram program with the naturalist or find out about upcoming programs, call 614.508.8111.

    Natural Play Area: Kids and adults can go off-trail and interact with nature in a more direct way than usual, by climbing trees and rocks, digging in the dirt, playing in streams and generally having fun.

    Dog Park: The City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department manages a 4-acre dog park in the Sycamore Fields area, 3066 Spangler Road (just south of Watkins Road).