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!

St. Patrick’s Day Hike

Clear Creek

185 Clear Creek Road, Lancaster, OH

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by taking in all things green on a 4-mile off-trail hike to a giant oak tree. Terrain at Clear Creek is steep and uneven in areas, ...Read More

Backpacking and Hiking Open House


9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N), Lewis Center, OH

Are you interested in backpacking or backcountry hiking, but not sure how to get started? Come and explore the possibilities! At our backpacking and hiking open house we'll have: The ...Read More

Eagle Watch

Pickerington Ponds

7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester, OH

Learn about the history of America's national bird and take a 1/2 mile round-trip walk to observe nesting bald eagles through a spotting scope. No pets, please. Meets at Pickerington ...Read More

Clean Up by the Creek

Three Creeks

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport, OH

Help pick up trash in the floodplain near the Bluebell Trail and adjacent areas. We'll supply the trash bags while you bring gloves, wear boots for mud and bring trash ...Read More

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20 IN 23: The Last 10 Years

VIRGINIA GORDON Communications Coordinator This concluding article in the series of Metro Parks’ park histories focuses on parks that have opened in the last 10 years (Rocky Fork, Homestead, Scioto …Read More

If a Metro Park were a Cookie!

KATIE THORPE Outdoor Adventure Programmer Meandering through the woods on a long hike, your mind begins to wonder. Thoughts of the day to day routine might drift in, or the …Read More

Tim Talks: Resource Management projects maintain biodiversity in the parks

In our latest Tim Talks video, Resource Management staff talk about some of the projects and tactics used to maintain biodiversity in the parks, and to keep the Metro Parks …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Stephanie West at Blendon Woods

Stephanie West Senior Naturalist, Blendon Woods and Rocky Fork Metro Parks

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