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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

Explore your Metro Parks

We all need some fresh air and a little adventure. Get out and explore your Metro Parks with these scavenger hunts. Check out some of our park-specific scavenger hunts or …Read More

COVID-19 Update: Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course

Effective immediately, Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course will remain open with a few changes: The course will be open Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30am to 4pm. No green …Read More

Get out, it’s your nature!

Get out, it’s your nature! Need somewhere to play while this coronavirus (COVID-19) runs its course? We’ve got you covered at Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. At this time, …Read More

COVID-19 Update and Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks response

As part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, Metro Parks is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation occurring across the nation, and now …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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