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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 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,700 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties.

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News & Stories from your Metro Parks

Tim Talks: Winter hikes

Bundle up and hit the trails for our Winter Hike series! Discover a new trail on your winter hike and capture your winter memories at our fun selfie station.

A ticket to travel through your Metro Parks

JILL SNYDER Assistant Manager of Interpretation and Education Bundle up and put on your hiking boots – it’s time for Metro Parks annual winter hikes! This year, the winter hike …Read More

Wander and Wonder: Geology rocks at Highbanks

Discover a new world at Highbanks Metro Park. Turn over rocks, discover new wildlife and explore the park.

Tim Talks: Homeschooling at Highbanks

Join the Gleason family for a family adventure at Highbanks Metro Park.

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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