Layer up and get out to Metro Parks for our annual winter hikes! Discover new trails on these self-guided hikes or visit old favorites as you walk at 18 different parks. The hikes kicked off in December, but you can still pick up your ticket to travel winter hikes booklet or print it off here. Visitors can hike in six different parks per month and have their travel booklet stamped.
While you’re out enjoying the beautiful winter landscapes, stop by our rotating selfie station. The station will be at Inniswood until January 31 so head over and snap an illuminated #cbusparkie. Follow us on Instagram and check out our stories to see where the station is located throughout Metro Parks. Snap a selfie each week with friends or pets at our selfie station then tag @cbusmetroparks on Instagram and use #cbusparkie. You can also email selfies to email@example.com. Look for your selfie on our website.
Start snapping your selfies at these parks:
December 17 – January 31: Inniswood Metro Gardens, located near spruce trees inside entrance just past the circle garden
February 3 – February 17: Scioto Audubon Metro Park, located in front of the climbing wall
February 19 – March 5: Sharon Woods Metro Park, located near the stretch racks at Maple Grove parking lot
March 9 – March 23: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, located near the playground at Cedar Ridge
How many parks will you hit up this year? Share your selfie with us on Instagram using #cbusparkie.
6 thoughts on “Travel through your Metro Parks this winter”
Are we allowed to bring our pets, on leash to the parks that allow pets?
Hi, Kim. Yes, leashed pets are welcome on our pet trails. Thanks!
I have hiked at numerous parks but can never seem to find a ranger to stamp my book. How can I get credit for the parks?
Hi, Lori. It’s an honor system, so when you see a ranger at another park, you can have them stamp for various parks. You can call the park’s ranger cell phone to get ahold of a ranger or park staff. Thanks!
I love the metro parks and even volunteer. I am not on Facebook and was wondering why programs aren’t being posted on the metro park websites.
Hi, Chevy. Thanks so much for volunteering and supporting Metro Parks. Due to current gathering limits, we are not able to have more than 10 people at a program. We also need to know who is attending each program in case of contact tracing needs. To keep numbers down and ensure we have contact information for participants, we are using Sign Up Genius for program registration via a compiled email list that you can sign up for through a link on Facebook. Each park has their own email list that receives these notices for programs and registration. If you want to receive these emails, send us the list of parks you would like to be added to and we will help get you added. We don’t currently advertise the programs on the website because we don’t want to have too many people show up for the limited programs. Thanks!
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