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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 28,700 acres of land in seven central Ohio counties.



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Nature Photography: Tips and Tricks

LIZ CHRISTIAN Marketing and Social Media Specialist Nature Photography Day was June 15, but we don’t need a specific day to capture the beauty of nature! There’s something refreshing about …Read More

From egg to adult: the pipevine swallowtail

LEAH CONWAY Seasonal Naturalist, Blacklick Woods Life begins for the rich black and metallic blue pipevine swallowtail as a round, orange and pumpkin-like egg roughly one-quarter the size of a …Read More

Our Uncolored Wildflowers: Parasitic Plants

LYDIA RADCLIFFE Blendon Woods Naturalist Have you ever been hiking in the woods and noticed something that reminds you of a fungus but looks an awful lot like a plant? …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Marty at Slate Run

Marty Shull Park Manager, Slate Run Metro Park Hometown and Background I was raised in the Columbus suburb of Grandview Heights. My mother remarried when I was in 6th grade, …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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Canopy Walk

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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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