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Welcome to Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks (Metro Parks) is a public agency serving the citizens of Central Ohio by providing a regional system of clean, safe, natural area parks. Metro Parks features 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,700 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties.

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News & Stories from your Metro Parks

The Ayaz Family

Hibah Ayaz and her young daughter love Blacklick Woods and are frequent visitors. They particularly enjoy a walk on the trails, and also have fun at the playground and take …Read More

Black Men Run

Black Men Run – Columbus Chapter build friendship and stay healthy while running at Central Ohio’s first Metro Park, Blacklick Woods. The inspiring group meet at the park every Saturday.

Metro Parks – 70 Years Strong

Thank you Franklin County residents for your strong support of Metro Parks.

Promises Made, Promises Kept

Thanks to Franklin County voters, Metro Parks is one of the best park systems in the United States.

Activities in your Metro Parks

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Archery

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Backpacking

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Biking

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Boating

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Canoeing
/ Kayaking

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Cross Country
Skiing

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Day Camps

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Disc Golf

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Fishing

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Fitness

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Golfing

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Horseback
Riding

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Ice Skating

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Mountain
Biking

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Natural
Play Areas

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Nature
Centers

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Nature
Preserves

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Obstacle
Course

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Pets

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Picnicking

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Play Areas

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Rock
Climbing

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Sledding

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