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Sharon Woods (761 acres)
Open 6:30am to 10pm April through September /
6:30am to 8pm October through March
40.11399    -82.94904
40.12539    -82.96728
(Spring Hollow Lodge)

Sharon Woods is a mixture of forests and fields with towering oak, hickory and beech trees and an 11-acre lake. Tucked inside the 768-acre park is the Edward Thomas Nature Preserve, named for the renowned Ohio naturalist and one of the founders of the park system. Many seasonal pools are present and provide critical spring breeding habitat for amphibians and other wildlife.

  • biking
  • fishing - 15 and younger
  • fishing - 60 and older
  • hiking
  • natural play area
  • picnicking
  • play areas
  • shelters/lodges - reservable
  • sledding


    6911 Cleveland Avenue
    Westerville, OH 43081
    (northern Franklin County)

    From I-270, take the Cleveland Avenue North exit. Entrance is about 1/2 mile on the left.

    Spring Hollow Lodge: 1069 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081 (cannot be accessed from Sharon Woods entrance). Continue north on Cleveland Avenue, past the main park entrance to Main Street and turn left. Go about 1.5 miles and turn left into the park.

    Spring Hollow Lodge: This rustic lodge surrounded by trees is the perfect place to schedule meetings or family events.

    Edward S. Thomas Nature Preserve:  Several oaks that represent old growth and possibly the original trees can be found in this 320-acre preserve.

    Schrock Lake: Children 15 and younger and adults 60 and older can fish for blue gill, bass and catfish in the 14-acre lake.

    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.