Big Walnut Creek Parkland is the newest addition to Metro Parks. The 98-acre natural area was acquired on January 31, 2017. An additional 52 acres were added on June 23, 2017. The site is dominated by old-growth oak-maple forest, ravines and 100-foot bluffs that overlook Big Walnut Creek.
Development of a new program area is in progress at Pickerington Ponds Metro Park. The Burning Lake Area will provide an immersive natural experience: play with water and sand, take a nature hike or relax in a hammock and watch the birds fly by.