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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

Free golf for Franklin County residents

Franklin County residents can now golf for free on the 3- and 9-hole courses at Blacklick Woods! ⛳️ Yeah, you read that right. Cya there!   Come on out to …Read More

Columbus Dads gather at the Metro Parks

The Columbus Dads group gathered at Blendon Woods Metro Park so dads could get out of the house, explore a park and get more involved with their kids, and each …Read More

Spring birding is here at your Metro Parks

10TV’s Karina Nova talks with Stephanie West about the sights and sounds of spring – listen for chirping birds and look for blooming wild flowers in your Metro Parks. Send …Read More

Love of the wild inspired by Metro Parks

Metro Parks helped to inspire Coyote Peterson’s love of the wilderness and wild animals. His YouTube shows about his adventures in nature have led to his own television series on …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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