Metro Parks in Spring

Fall Video

Explore your Metro Parks

 

Welcome to Columbus & 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 28,500 acres of land in seven central Ohio counties.



Find Your Metro Park

I’m looking for…

Metro Parks
Events

Parks
& Trails

Reserve a
Shelter or lodge

Park
Activities

News & Stories from your Metro Parks

Leave No Trace in your Metro Parks

MACY TALLARICO Outdoor Adventure Programmer Our beautiful Metro Parks are home to gorgeous land, picturesque scenes, and many different species of wildlife. While we all love to enjoy our Metro …Read More

Wetland Winter Wonderland

LOGAN DUNN Assistant Resource Manager If you’ve ever walked around a wetland during the winter, you might have discovered the wonders of an ice-covered pool, and tried to imagine what …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Katie at Scioto Audubon

Katie Lofton Maintenance Technician, Scioto Audubon Metro Park Hometown and background I was born in Millersport, a small village about 40 minutes’ drive east of Columbus. It’s situated on the …Read More

Total Eclipse of the Parks: What to know about the 2024 Solar Eclipse

LIZ CHRISTIAN Marketing and Social Media Specialist Have you heard? There’s a total solar eclipse happening this year on Monday, April 8. What better way to spend a Monday than …Read More

Activities in your Metro Parks

Man aiming a bow and arrow icon
Archery

Man wear a backpack and holding a walking stick icon
Backpacking

Bicycle icon
Biking

Boat on Dock icon
Boating

Man paddling canoe icon
Canoeing
/ Kayaking

Man cross country skiing icon
Cross Country
Skiing

Sun icon
Day Camps

Disc Golf basket icon
Disc Golf

Fish under hook and line icon
Fishing

One man sitting, one standing with arms overhead icon
Fitness

Golfer swinging club icon
Golfing

Man riding a horse icon
Horseback
Riding

Man ice skating icon
Ice Skating

Mountains and Bicycle icon
Mountain
Biking

Tree with leaves icon
Natural
Play Areas

Two leaves icon
Nature
Centers

Male deer with horns icon
Nature
Preserves

Man hanging from monkey bars icon
Obstacle
Course

Man walking dog on leash icon
Pets

Picnic Table icon
Picnicking

Two people on teeter totter icon
Play Areas

Man wearing backpack climbing rock wall
Rock
Climbing

Man on sled going down hill icon
Sledding

#CBusMetroParks

Share your favorite Metro Parks moments by using the hashtag #cbusmetroparks on Instagram or follow us.

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!

MAPS & DIRECTIONS