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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

The tunnel of love: Keeping salamanders off the streets

PEG HANLEY Public Information Manager Mating season for eastern tiger salamanders and spotted salamanders at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park can get a bit dicey as these determined creatures surface …Read More

Wander and Wonder: Winter in Metro Parks

Go out and play this winter in 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.

Snap a #cbusparkie at Metro Parks selfie station

Smile big because it’s now easier than ever to snap the perfect Instagram-worthy selfie with a scenic Metro Parks background. We’re kicking off our rotating #cbusparkie selfie station which will …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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