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 Marty at Slate Run

Marty Shull Park Manager, Slate Run Metro Park Hometown and Background I was raised in the Columbus suburb of Grandview Heights. My mother remarried when I was in 6th grade, …Read More

Canopy Walk is your gateway to the sky

VIRGINIA GORDON Communications Coordinator You’ve never seen anything like this at a Metro Park before. Imagine yourself walking through the tree tops, high above the earth, eyeball to eyeball with …Read More


VIRGINIA GORDON Communications Coordinator Another TALL TALE FROM THE DEEP WOODS (TTDW) Roll up, roll up – nature’s biggest and bestest (hee-hee, that’s not a word!) Song Contest is about …Read More

Tim Talks: Blacklick Woods Canopy Walk

In our latest Tim Talks video, Metro Parks Executive Director Tim Moloney presents 60 seconds of fun at the Blacklick Woods Canopy Walk, as Tim and invited guests check out …Read More

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!