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!

Wine & Canvas

Blacklick Woods Golf Course

7309 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH, United States

Join us for an evening of painting. Follow along with step by step instructions to paint a view into the miniature world beneath our feet. All materials will be provided. ...Read More

Try It! Archery

Scioto Grove

5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City, OH, United States

Enjoy free and fun archery at the range! All equipment and instruction are provided. Open to ages 8+. Meet at the archery range at Scioto Grove Metro Park.

Spider Eyes

Blendon Woods

4265 E Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, United States

Go “diamond hunting” and discover how many spiders are watching you! Bring a flashlight or headlamp.

Geology Hike

Blendon Woods

4265 E Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, United States

Join Ohio Geological Survey geologist Mohammad Fakhari on a geologic tour of Blendon Woods Metro Park. Attendees will learn about the formation of unique geological features of the park. Program ...Read More

Fall Color Tram Ride

Blendon Woods

4265 E Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, United States

Relax on the tram while enjoying the fall colors. Board at the Nature Center.

Spooky Animals

Blendon Woods

4265 E Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, United States

Stop by the Nature Center to see some spooky animals and learn why they're not so scary.

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Bat surveys yield good news

CARRIE MORROW Assistant Resource Manager Throughout the spring and summer months, the Resource Management staff, naturalists and volunteers get together every other week to watch bats emerge from some very …Read More

A personal perspective on the state nature preserve at Highbanks

HONOUR LACKEY Visitor Engagement Intern When you think of Metro Parks, maybe you think of the events like WAGfest or SciotoFest. Maybe you think of activities like climbing the rock …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Megan at Inniswood

Megan Fleischer Horticulturist, Inniswood Metro Gardens Hometown and background I’m from Perrysburg, which is about 12 miles southwest of Toledo in northwest Ohio and has a population of about 25,000. …Read More

A Metro Parks TV reviewer lives the 19th-century life

Metro Parks’ Human Resources Director, Renee Telfer, has been entertaining Metro Parks’ staff in our internal newsletter with a series of reviews of her favorite TV programs, always with an …Read More

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