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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)

The 14-acre Schrock Lake serves as a focal point of this 761-acre Metro Park. The lake provides the setting for kids' and seniors' fishing, bird watching and picnicking.

The park is a mixture of forests and open fields. You'll see numerous towering oak, hickory and beech trees. Many seasonal pools associated with the swamp forest communities are present and provide critical spring breeding habitat for amphibians and other wildlife.

Bicyclists and joggers will enjoy the park's four miles of paved trails. Those seeking a quieter walk will enjoy nearly three miles of nature trails that wind along streambeds and wetland.

  • Playground equipment
  • Trails 
  • Nature programs
  • Kids' fishing
        (age 15 and younger)
  • Natural Play Area
  • Seniors' fishing
        (age 60 and older)
  • Inline skating
  • Bicycling
  • Picnicking
  • 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.