Hours and Info

6:30am to 8pm
Phone: 614.208.2874

Programs at Three Creeks

About

Three Creeks is named for the confluence where Alum, Big Walnut and Blacklick creeks join. Owls, great blue herons and more than 100 species of birds have been sighted. Visitors may catch a glimpse of beaver, mink, coyote and deer. The 1,100-acre park is a partnership with the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Photo: Andrew Boose

Photo: John Bonnett

Park Map

Click the map below for a zoomed/enlarged version

Three Creeks Park Map

Trails

Alum Creek Greenway

24.5 miles
Easy – ADA – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved
Runs alongside Alum Creek and crosses a 300-foot bridge below the confluence of the Alum, Big Walnut and Blacklick creeks. Continues north to Westerville.
Interactive Map: Alum Creek Greenway

Blacklick Creek Greenway

16 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved
Connects three Metro Parks and several small parks from Reynoldsburg to Groveport.
Interactive Map: Blacklick Creek Greenway

Bluebell

1 mile
Moderate – Hike – Dirt
Runs alongside Blacklick Creek with a view of the confluence of Blacklick, Big Walnut and Alum creeks.
Interactive Map: Bluebell

Confluence

1 mile
Moderate – Hike – Dirt
Runs alongside Alum Creek with a view of the confluence, passing giant sycamores, cottonwoods and American elms.
Interactive Map: Confluence

Evergreen

0.5 miles
Easy – Hike – Pets – Grass, Dirt and Boardwalk
Goes through a white pine tree grove and loops around the natural play area.
Interactive Map: Evergreen

Heron Pond

0.6 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved
Loops around Heron Pond.
Interactive Maps: Heron Pond

Madison Mills

0.2 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved
Short loop around a play area for kids.
Interactive Maps: Madison Mills

Sycamore Fields and Smith Farm

1.2 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved
Loops around athletic fields, with a spur that crosses the Alum Creek Greenway and leads to Smith Farm.
Interactive Maps: Sycamore Fields and Smith Farm

Turtle Pond

0.4 miles
Easy – Hike – Pets – Gravel
Loops around Turtle Pond.
Interactive Maps: Turtle Pond

Bluebell trail at Three Creeks Metro Park
Photo: Chuck Hughes

Fall color on Alum Creek Greenway Trail at Three Creeks Metro Park
Photo: Karl Hassel Jr.

Biker smiling on Blacklick Greenway at Three Creeks Metro Park
Photo: Virginia Gordon

Shelters

Non-Reservable Shelters

Shelter House

1 Shelter:

  • Enclosed on three sides
  • Seating 16
  • Grills
  • Fishing in Turtle Pond
  • Access to paved Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail (16 miles), pets permitted
  • Access to paved Alum Creek Greenway Trail (24.5 miles), pets permitted
  • 0.5-mile pet trail (unimproved)
  • 1-mile nature trail (primitive or unimproved trail)
  • Playground

Man playing cornhole at Three Creeks Metro Park

Activities

Inline skaters in line at Three Creeks Metro Park
Photo: Mindi McConnel

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