Get Outside & Get Moving

Your Metro Parks offer a wide variety of fitness & recreation opportunities. Throughout our 20 Metro Parks you’ll find activities like rock climbing, biking, backpacking, cross-country skiing and archery. Kayaking, canoeing and fishing are available at a few Metro Parks and are a great way to see nature in a relaxing way. We’ve even got bridle trails, two mountain bike trails, two golf courses and three disc-golf courses for those who dare! You’ll also find trails that are great for runners, obstacle courses and fitness courses. Embrace the outdoors and take your workout to a Metro Park.

Ditch the Treadmill
& Hit The Trails

Walk your way to a healthy heart in your Metro Parks. Checkout the Greenway Trails if you’re looking for a long and invigorating bike ride or training for a 5k.

Try one of our two obstacle courses for an outlet for some excitement and for something new. Obstacle racing provides a great combination of cardiovascular and strength training. And it’s free!

Scale Our Outdoor Climbing Wall

Scioto Audubon is home to the largest free outdoor climbing wall in the country, 35 feet high. Bring your ropes or register for a class and we’ll provide the equipment.

News & Upcoming Programs for Fitness & Recreation

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An Introduction to Rucking

TRAVIS CAMPBELL Outdoor Adventure Programmer Walking on Challenge Mode A blend of cardio and strength training, the activity of rucking is quickly gaining popularity within the fitness community. But what …Read More

Day Trips in the Metro Parks

MACY TALLARICO Outdoor Adventure Programmer Some may find it surprising to know that the Metro Parks are home to 230 miles of trails to explore! Whether you are on the …Read More

Bike safely and enjoy the ride

TRAVIS CAMPBELL Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure Biking is in full swing in summer and Metro Parks has something for all types of riders! Did you know your Metro Parks offer …Read More

Paddle with the Pros this Summer with Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure

MELISSA TURPENING Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator Paddling season may be several months away, but Metro Parks is gearing up for expanded paddling opportunities later this year. Brand new for 2022, …Read More

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!