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Welcome to Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks (Metro Parks) is a public agency serving the citizens of Central Ohio by providing a regional system of clean, safe, natural area parks. Metro Parks features 20 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 28,400 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties.

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20 IN 22: The Innis Legacy

Metro Parks is fortunate enough to own and operate one of the most-admired public gardens in the entire Midwest. Inniswood Metro Gardens is now a 123-acre botanical garden and nature …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Nick at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Nick Neumeier Park Ranger, Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – Hometown I’m from Troy, Ohio, home of the famous Troy Strawberry Festival. It’s about 20 miles north of Dayton. Population …Read More

Fighting the hemlock woolly adelgid

AN UPDATE ON TREATMENT FOR THE HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID AT CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK Staff and volunteers were able to tag over 6,000 hemlock trees in two separate areas of …Read More

Insects on the go

JILL SNYDER Visitor Engagement Manager As the temperature soars, many animals, including park visitors, tend to find shade and rest during the heat of the day. But that isn’t true …Read More

Activities in your Metro Parks

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Archery

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Backpacking

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Biking

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Boating

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Canoeing
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Cross Country
Skiing

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Day Camps

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Disc Golf

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Fishing

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Fitness

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Golfing

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Horseback
Riding

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Ice Skating

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Mountain
Biking

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Natural
Play Areas

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Nature
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Nature
Preserves

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Obstacle
Course

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Pets

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Picnicking

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Play Areas

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Rock
Climbing

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Sledding

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