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 and via ferrata. Come explore, it’s your nature!

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Behind the Parks: Meet Joe at Pickerington Ponds

Joe Goddard Maintenance Technician, Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Hometown and Background I came into the world at St Ann’s Maternity Hospital in Columbus, but my early years were spent in …Read More

Adventure Starts Here: Overlooks

Reach new heights and seek new views of the parks from our many overlook decks and observation areas. There are always new views to experience as the season’s change, and …Read More

Kayakers – beware of April showers

MEGAN HARRIS Outdoor Adventure Programmer Kayaking is one of the most popular activities that the Metro Parks’ Outdoor Adventure team has to offer. Sometimes we offer kayaking programs on lakes, …Read More

Roll around the park!

SERENA TSANG Outdoor Adventure Programmer Many people come to the Metro Parks for hiking, picnicking, or wildlife watching. While I love all of these activities too, recently I have been …Read More

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!