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Walnut Woods (1,032 acres)
Open 6:30am to dark
39.84087    -82.85560 (Buckeye Area)
39.83909    -82.86892 (Tall Pines Area)
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The Buckeye Area features a 3-acre dog park for large dogs (20 pounds and over), with a fenced doggie swimming pond, and a separate 1-acre dog park for smaller dogs. There is a play area for kids and a picnic shelter with two large grills. The shelter accommodates up to 50 people. There are also separate picnic areas in the playground area, each with one picnic table and a small grill. The 2-mile Buckeye Trail loops through stands of nursery trees, including serviceberry, crab apple and red maple trees. It also runs alongside Walnut Creek, with stands of buckeye trees.

The Tall Pines Area features a picnic area with a grill and three picnic tables, The 2.6-mile Sweetgum Trail is paved, with some gravel areas, and winds through the beautiful scenery of large stands of sweetgum trees and pine trees.

Leashed pets are allowed on the Sweetgum and Buckeye trails—a dog bag dispenser with bags and a small waste container are provided. The park operates a Carry In - Carry Out program to help conserve natural resources. Visitors are given bags and asked to take their trash home, helping to reduce, reuse and recycle.


 
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Pets – dog park
  • Pet trails
  • Picnic areas





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    WALNUT WOODS
    Buckeye Area
    6716 Lithopolis Road
    Groveport, OH 43125
    (Franklin County)

    From I-270, take US 33 east toward Lancaster. Go about 1.3 miles then turn right on Hamilton Road/SR 317. Go about 2.7 miles and turn left onto Main Street/Groveport Road. Go 1.75 miles to Lithopolis Road and turn right. The entrance to the Buckeye Area is about 0.75 miles on your left. (Entrance to Park Office is directly opposite, 6723 Lithopolis Road)

    Tall Pines Area
    6833 Richardson Road
    Groveport, OH 43125
    (Franklin County)

    From I-270, take US 33 east toward Lancaster. Go about 1.3 miles then turn right on Hamilton Road/SR 317. Go about 2.7 miles and turn left onto Main Street/Groveport Road. Go 1.4 miles to Richardson Road and turn right. The entrance to the Tall Pines Area is about 1.1 miles on your right.


    Hiking and biking: The 2.6-mile Sweetgum Trail in the Tall Pines Area passes through a stand of sweet gum trees and then a stand of pine trees. The 2-mile Buckeye Trail in the Buckeye Area runs partly along Walnut Creek, with buckeye trees lining the creek, and through stands of serviceberry, red maple and crab apple trees. The 1.5-mile Monarch Trail connects the Buckeye and Tall Pines areas. It runs alongside Walnut Creek and through wetlands and stands of nursery trees.

    Dog Park: The Buckeye Area has a 4-acre dog park, three acres for large dogs, which includes a pond for swimming, and a 1-acre area for small dogs (20 pounds or less).

    Picnicking: The Tall Pines Area includes three picnic tables and a grill where you can cook your own food for an authentic outdoor picnic. The Buckeye Area has a picnic shelter and grill.

    Playground: The play equipment includes safe and modern features such as a climbing web, two climbing boulders, a tire swing, merry-go-round, balancing log with crawl through, a spiral spinner and two conventional swings, one of them ADA accessible. The playground areas are surrounded by beautiful serviceberry and red maple trees.

    Carry-in / Carry-out program: Help us to maintain the beauty of the park by taking your trash home with you. Recycling bags are provided for you to use.

    Fishing and boating: Fishing, canoeing and kayaking are allowed in Walnut Creek, subject to state rules and regulations.