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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

Franklin County residents now have access to free golf at Blacklick Woods Golf Courses

Metro Parks Executive Director Tim Moloney meets Myles and Andre Shriver on the practice course at Blacklick Woods Golf Courses, as free golf for Franklin County residents becomes a reality.

Take a walk on the wild side this summer

HIGHBANKS The 2.5-mile Dripping Rock Trail at Highbanks Metro Parks is a great trail for a family hike with the kids. This trail is moderate in elevation as it winds …Read More

Float on in your Metro Parks

BRANDON NOVOTNY, Park Ranger Prairie Oaks Soak up all that summer has to offer with a float through your Metro Parks. Seven parks have access points along rivers and creeks, …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

Activities in your Metro Parks

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