Amazing fall programs and events at Metro Parks

JILL SNYDER
Visitor Engagement Manager

Visitors wade in Big Darby Creek looking for critters at Darby Creek Day. Photo, Bill McCracken

The fall weather makes for a wonderful day in the park and there is so much to celebrate as the season changes. The cool crisp air and the shorter days are a sign to wildlife that the seasons are changing and they need to get ready for winter. The parks offer many programs to watch fall bird migration, learn about insects getting ready for the cooler days, and even how the trees prepare for the changes. Visitors can take one last paddle or creek walk before the water turns cold, cast a line on a fishing program, or roast marshmallows and warm up by a campfire.

You don’t want to miss Darby Creek Day on October 1 at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The event celebrates the scenic Big and Little Darby Creeks with a wide range of family fun. There are three different fall festivals in the Metro Parks this year. Visitors can decorate pumpkins, jump on a hayride, meet live animals and so much more. Slate Run Fall Fest is October 15, the Fall Celebration for Adults 50+ is October 16 at Slate Run and Glacier Ridge’s Fall Festival is October 22. Another amazing event coming this fall is Scioto Fest, September 23-24, featuring Yappy Hour, live music, beer, camping, climbing and paddling adventure.

Visitors on a hayride to the pumpkin patch at Slate Run. Photo, Daniel White

Metro Parks has an event for everyone! With so much going on in the Metro Parks this fall, grab your calendar and check the website for a list of upcoming programs and events.

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