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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: Solitude at Clear Creek Metro Park

Step in the secluded wonderland at Clear Creek Metro Park.

Scioto Fest 2021 is almost here!

Scioto Fest is back and loaded with tons of fun activities for you and your friends and family, including overnight camping. We’ve even got stuff for your furry best friend. …Read More

A banner year for baby bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

PEG HANLEY Public Information Manager If you missed the five bison born at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, you’re in luck as one of the mammas gave birth to a …Read More

Quarry Trails Metro Park opening this fall!

Sixty-four acres of what will explode into a 180-acre destination park for recreation, fun and adventure will open this fall. Located along the west bank of the Scioto River near …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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