There’s always something to do in your Metro Parks!

Whatever the season, there’s something exciting to do at Metro Parks. From winter hikes under twinkling lights to summer movies in the park, everyone can join in the adventure. Our inclusive events and programs let you connect with nature, learn about the local wildlife, and find an engaging activity for you and your family.

Want to host your own race, community or sporting event at Metro Parks? You will need a Special Event permit to do so. Click here to complete a Special Event Application.

Ready to start exploring? View our Events calendar below to see the most up-to-date offerings at all our parks. Click on each event to learn more, including time, description, and age range, or search by a specific topic or park. Take a refreshing hike on one of our trails, participate in an outdoor adventure program, or check out what else we have to offer!




WINTER HIKE KICK-OFF


Innis House


940 S Hempstead Road, Westerville, OH

December 3, 2022 from 5-7 pm at Inniswood Metro Garden Join us at the Innis House for hot chocolate and take a walk through the gardens under the twinkling lights.



Start the New Year with Metro Parks – Prairie Oaks


Prairie Oaks


3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson, OH

Gather your friends and family for a hike on any trail at Clear Creek, Prairie Oaks, Rocky Fork, Scioto Audubon, Scioto Grove, Sharon Woods, Slate Run and Walnut Woods. Enjoy refreshments at Prairie Oaks. Saturday, January 7 10am-1pm Prairie ...Read More


Start the New Year with Metro Parks – Sharon Woods


Sharon Woods


6911 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH

Gather your friends and family for a hike on any trail at Clear Creek, Prairie Oaks, Rocky Fork, Scioto Audubon, Scioto Grove, Sharon Woods, Slate Run and Walnut Woods. Enjoy refreshments at Sharon Woods. Saturday, January 14 10am- 1pm ...Read More


Start the New Year with Metro Parks – Scioto Audubon


Scioto Audubon


400 West Whittier St., Columbua, OH

Gather your friends and family for a hike on any trail at Clear Creek, Prairie Oaks, Rocky Fork, Scioto Audubon, Scioto Grove, Sharon Woods, Slate Run and Walnut Woods. Enjoy refreshments at Scioto Audubon. Saturday, January 21 10am-1pm Scioto ...Read More


Start the New Year with Metro Parks – Clear Creek


Clear Creek


185 Clear Creek Road, Lancaster, OH

Gather your friends and family for a hike on any trail at Clear Creek, Prairie Oaks, Rocky Fork, Scioto Audubon, Scioto Grove, Sharon Woods, Slate Run and Walnut Woods. Enjoy refreshments at Clear Creek. Saturday, January 28 10am-1pm Clear ...Read More



Love from Metro Parks! – Blendon Woods


Blendon Woods


4265 E Dublin Granville Road, Columbus

Choose a trail you love and take a hike at Blendon Woods, Glacier Ridge, Heritage Trail, Pickerington Ponds, Quarry Trails and Three Creeks. Enjoy hot drinks and a treat at Blendon Woods. Saturday, February 4 10am-1pm Blendon ...Read More


Love from Metro Parks! – Glacier Ridge


Glacier Ridge


9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City, OH

Choose a trail you love and take a hike at Blendon Woods, Glacier Ridge, Heritage Trail, Pickerington Ponds, Quarry Trails and Three Creeks. Enjoy hot drinks and a treat at Glacier Ridge. Saturday, February 11 10am-1pm Glacier ...Read More


Love from Metro Parks! – Three Creeks


Three Creeks


3860 Bixby Road, Groveport, OH

Enjoy hot drinks and a treat at Three Creeks. Saturday, February 18 10am-1pm Three Creeks


WINTER HIKE CELEBRATION!


Blacklick Woods Golf Course


7309 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH

Sunday, February 26, 2023 11am-3pm at Blacklick Golf Course Hike along the paths of our Audubon Sanctuary Golf Course, collect your Winter Hike patch or Friends of Metro Parks hiking ...Read More

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20 IN 22: The Peninsula

VIRGINIA GORDON Communications Coordinator Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Metro Parks was very much part of the A-Team, the John ‘Hannibal’ Smith of the moment, …Read More

Winter Hikes Series – 50th Anniversary

JILL SNYDER Visitor and Engagement Manager In Ohio, people often assume that the winter means a time to cuddle up inside and avoid the outdoors. Fifty years ago, Metro Parks …Read More

Taking care of our newest state nature preserve

CARRIE MORROW Assistant Resource Manager Metro Parks’ natural resource management staff and their volunteers visit the W. Pearl King Prairie Savanna several times each year to control invasive plants, collect …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Jen at Metro Parks Headquarters

Jen Boniface Manager of Park Operations Hometown and background I’m from Barberton, which is about 8 miles southwest of Akron. The town was founded in 1891 by an industrialist named …Read More

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