There’s always something happening in your Metro Parks!

Whatever you enjoy doing outdoors, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks are a great place to begin your adventure. Find adventurous things to do, new activities to try and places to explore every day of the year! For seven decades, your Metro Parks have been a treasured natural resource for generations of Central Ohioans of all ages and abilities.

Metro Parks are free and belong to everyone….so get out, get active and have some fun.
It’s in your nature!

Celebrate Blacklick Woods’ 70th Birthday Bash

CODY BERKEBILE, Blacklick Woods Naturalist Metro Parks acquired 113 acres of land in 1948 that would become Blacklick Woods, the first Metro Park, paying $160 per acre for 100 acres …Read More

Run wild in Metro Parks

Watch your kids eyes light up with excitement as they climb on the recreation structures at Glacier Ridge, run wild in the natural play area at Blendon Woods or explore …Read More

Get your adrenaline pumping at Scioto Grove

LISA WILLIAMS, Guest Blogger Each of the Metro Parks has its own collection of things to do in the great outdoors. Some are great play places for kids and adults. …Read More

Party like it’s 1880 at Slate Run Farm

STEPHANIE REINER, Slate Run Farm Interpretive Aide There are lots of things to see and do when you visit Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Here are some things to try: …Read More

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