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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

Wander and Wonder: Fall in Metro Parks

Lace up your hiking boots and look skyward for stunning fall color in your Metro Parks.

Tim Talks: Birding at Blacklick Woods

Bring your binoculars and see what you can find at Blacklick Woods Metro Park.

2020 Clear Creek lottery hunt

Metro Parks invites hunters to apply for the 2020 Clear Creek lottery hunt. Metro Parks will hold a lottery for 90-100 licensed hunters and a partner to hunt for white-tailed …Read More

Adventure starts here in your Metro Parks

Last week, a visitor checked stand up paddle boarding off her bucket list thanks to our highly qualified and enthusiastic Outdoor Adventure team. Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure is your free, …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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