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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 Peninsula

VIRGINIA GORDON Communications Coordinator Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Metro Parks was very much part of the A-Team, the John ‘Hannibal’ Smith of the moment, …Read More

Winter Hikes Series – 50th Anniversary

JILL SNYDER Visitor and Engagement Manager In Ohio, people often assume that the winter means a time to cuddle up inside and avoid the outdoors. Fifty years ago, Metro Parks …Read More

Taking care of our newest state nature preserve

CARRIE MORROW Assistant Resource Manager Metro Parks’ natural resource management staff and their volunteers visit the W. Pearl King Prairie Savanna several times each year to control invasive plants, collect …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Jen at Metro Parks Headquarters

Jen Boniface Manager of Park Operations Hometown and background I’m from Barberton, which is about 8 miles southwest of Akron. The town was founded in 1891 by an industrialist named …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
/ Kayaking

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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
Centers

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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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