Hours and Info

April 1-September 30: 6:30am-9pm
October 1-March 31: 6:30am-8pm

Phone: 614.216.8859
Reservations: reservations@metroparks.net

Programs at Homestead

About

This 44-acre park offers a quiet, country atmosphere with a covered bridge, train station replica and two barns. Other features include shelters, a 2.5-acre fishing pond, play equipment, and courts for sand volleyball and basketball. A three-quarter mile paved trail, great for hiking, biking, running, or walking your leashed pet, winds through the park and connects to the 6.1-mile Heritage Rail Trail.

Photo: Dianne Clay

Photo: Mike Heisey

Park Map

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Homestead Park Map

Trails

Multi-Use Trail

0.7 miles
Easy – Hike – Jog – Bike – Inline skate – Pets – Paved – ADA
Encircles the main activities area and connects to the 6.1-mile Heritage Trail.
Interactive Map: Multi-Use Trail

Homestead Nature Center across pond
Photo: Bryan Knowles

Shelters

Reservable Shelters

Leslie Dybiec, photographer, ldybiec@wtwp.com. Office: 614.652.3928
Cell: 614.496.4064. Lakeside Pavilion from across the pond at Homestead. July 2011.

Lakeside Pavilion

This is an open air shelter with two walls and is located at the north end of the park. It is immediately adjacent to the south edge of Homestead Lake. There are 16 (6′) fiberglass picnic tables inside of the pavilion. It has two fireplaces and wood is provided upon request. Full-view overhead garage doors can be pulled down to enclose the shelter (staff must open or close the doors). There are electrical outlets, overhead lighting, two large grills, a balcony overlooking the pond with a water fountain, and a playground nearby. The nearest restrooms are on the north side of the Barn Shelter, approximately 500’ southeast. Parking spaces are also used by general visitors and are not guaranteed. Available for all day and half-day reservations.

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Pine Pavilion

This is an open air shelter with one wall located in the center of the park. The closest restroom is at the Barn Shelter, approximately 350’ to the east. There are two (2-plug) electrical outlets, eight (6′) tables, one charcoal grill, fireplace (wood provided), dustpan and broom, nearby water fountain, and nearby shared basketball courts. Parking lot 3 is the closest, with a capacity of 36 and two handicap parking spaces. These spaces are also used by general visitors and are not guaranteed. All-day and half-day reservations are available.

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Activities

A child climbs in a tree near a playground at Homestead Metro Park.
Photo: Sarah Hunter

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