Big Walnut Creek Parkland is the newest addition to Metro Parks. The 98-acre natural area was acquired on January 31, 2017. The site is dominated by old-growth oak-maple forest, ravines and 100-foot bluffs that overlook Big Walnut Creek.
Development of a new program area is in progress at Pickerington Ponds Metro Park. The Burning Lake Area will provide an immersive natural experience: play with water and sand, take a nature hike or relax in a hammock and watch the birds fly by.
Development of additional park amenities is currently underway. A multi-purpose building that can serve as a reservable event venue, accommodating up to 135 people, was recently completed. An archery range and 3D archery course are now open. Upcoming additions include a disc golf course and a two mile multipurpose trail.