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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Furry Friends Make for the Best Hiking Buddies

LIZ CHRISTIAN Social Media and Marketing Specialist Hiking is fun, but hiking with your best friend is even better! Metro Parks has over 100 miles of pet trails throughout the …Read More

20 IN 23: The Story of Slate Run

VIRGINIA GORDON Communications Coordinator Slate Run, when it opened in 1981, became the largest Metro Park in the Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District. In 1963, a full 18 …Read More

25 Years of Summer Camp

ASHLEY YOCKEY Camp and Event Specialist It may be frosty and cold outside, but summer will be here sooner than you know! Here at Metro Parks, summertime is always on …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Larry at Blacklick Woods Golf Course

Larry Logan Maintenance Technician, Blacklick Woods Golf Course Hometown and background I was born in Columbus, but my family moved to Daytona in Florida when I was two years old. …Read More

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!