Are you ready to get outside?

Metro Parks are ideal places to help you feel one with nature. You can take a stroll on more than 230 miles of trails, enjoy more active pursuits such as biking, canoeing, hiking, and even bring your leashed pet for a leisurely walk in the woods. There are nature centers, natural play areas, picnic shelters, fishing places, even a climbing wall. Come explore, it’s your nature!

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20 IN 22: The Darby Creeks and the Darby Plains

VIRGINIA GORDON Communication Coordinator At a little more than 7,000 acres in area, Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is by far the largest of the parks in the Columbus and …Read More

Discover more as a Metro Parks Explorer

It’s easy to become a Metro Parks Explorer and show your love for the parks. Hundreds of our program participants become explorers every year. All of our explorers receive a …Read More

School’s Out: It’s Critter Time!

JILL SNYDER Visitor Engagement Manager As the school year comes to a close, it doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop! Why not visit one of our Nature Centers to …Read More

Drying Day for a Highbanks Eagle

Eagles nest at Highbanks, Pickerington Ponds and Three Creeks metro parks, and they are also frequently seen flying at Scioto Audubon, Scioto Grove and Walnut Woods metro parks. Nothing beats ...Read More

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!