Hours and Info

6:30am to 10pm April through September
6:30am to 8pm October through March
Phone: 614.315.5520
Reservations: 614.508.8111 (M-F 8am–4pm)

Programs at Sharon Woods

About

Sharon Woods is a mixture of forests and fields with towering oak, hickory and beech trees and an 11-acre lake. Tucked inside the 761-acre park is the Edward Thomas Nature Preserve, named for the renowned Ohio naturalist and one of the founders of the park system. Many seasonal pools are present and provide critical spring breeding habitat for amphibians and other wildlife.

Photo: Cheryl Blair

Photo: Alli Shaw

Park Map

Click the map below for a zoomed/enlarged version

Sharon Woods Park Map

Trails

Edward S Thomas

1.1 miles
Easy – ADA – Hike – Gravel
Winds through a state nature preserve and past large burr oaks and an observation deck.
Interactive Map: Edward S Thomas

Spring Creek

1.8 miles
Easy to Moderate – Hike – Pets – Gravel
Crosses two steep hills, runs alongside Spring Creek and goes through a forest.
Interactive Map: Spring Creek

Multipurpose

3.8 miles
Moderate – ADA – Hike – Bike – Paved
Loops around the park and passes through woods and fields.
Interactive Map: Multipurpose

Lake

0.4 miles
Easy – Hike – Pets – Paved
Runs around the southern half of Schrock Lake. Connects Spring Creek and Edward S Thomas trails.
Interactive Map: Lake

Oak Openings

0.2 miles
Easy – ADA – Hike – Gravel
Goes through a forest and fields and connects with the Edward S Thomas Trail.
Interactive Map: Oak Openings

Connector

0.3 miles
Moderate – Hike – Grass
Connects the Spring Creek and Edward S Thomas trails.
Interactive Maps: Connector

Wheelchair visitor at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Photo: Kim Strosnider

Couple on prairie connector trail at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Photo: Virginia Gordon

Shelters

Reservable Shelters

Spring hollow lodge at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Photo: Virginia Gordon

Spring Hollow Lodge

Lodge holds 64 people. It has a lounge with a gas log fireplace, coffee table, sofa, chairs and wildlife observation windows, a kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator, sink, microwave, counter space, drop-off window and 50 cup auto-cup auto-drip coffee urn. An accordion wall can close off the kitchen area. The lodge also offers a large meeting room/banquet room with WiFi, tables and chairs, a pull-down movie screen, dry erase board, dimmer lighting and sliding doors to the deck. Available All Day only.

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Non-Reservable Shelters

Maple tree Schrock Lake picnic shelter at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Photo: Cheryl Blair

Schrock Lake Picnic Area

Picnic tables, grills, large playfield, playground equipment, horseshoe pit (horseshoes not available), restrooms, drinking fountain.
2 Open Shelters: Seating 64 Each, Grills
2 Shelters: Enclosed on three sides, Seating 16 Each, Grills

Apple Ridge Picnic Area at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Photo: Bryan Knowles

Apple Ridge Picnic Area

Picnic tables, grills, playfields, playground equipment, horseshoe pit (horseshoes not available), drinking fountain, restrooms.
1 Open Shelter: Seating 64, Grills

Maple Grove Picnic Area at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Photo: Alli Shaw

Maple Grove Picnic Area

Picnic tables, grills, playfields, playground equipment, horseshoe pit (no horseshoes available), restrooms, drinking fountain.
1 Open Shelter: Seating 64, Grills

Activities

Visitor and dog on picnic area path at Sharon Woods Metro Park
Photo: Kim Strosnider

ids playing on the boulder at Sharon Woods, in Schrock Lake Picnic Area.
Photo: Virginia Gordon

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!