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Battelle Darby

Galloway: More than 7,000 acres.  The park protects more than 20 miles of Big & Little Darby Creek Rivers. 

Walnut Woods

Groveport: 1,032 park will further protect water quality & improve wildlife along Walnut Creek. 


Lewis Center: 1,159-acre park with 110-foot shale bluff overlooking the Olentangy River. Besides the scenic views, Highbanks also features two Indian burial mounds, nature center & library.

Blacklick Woods

Reynoldsburg: 643- Acre park offers ponds, nature center, bike trails & two golf courses. The golf courses have achieved designations as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Inniswood Gardens

Westerville: Nestled within a scenic nature preserve. Streams and woodlands provide a backdrop to the landscaped flowerbeds and rock gardens.

Blendon Woods

Westerville: 653-acre park features ravines cut by small streams, 118-acre Waterfowl Refuge and an 11-acre elevated observation. There is also an 18-hole disc golf course, skating pond & cross-country ski trail.'


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Sharon Woods

Westerville: 761-acre park is mixture of open fields & forests. Nature Preserve provides breeding for salamanders & frogs. You can fish on the 11-acre Schrock Lake.

Pickerington Pond

Canal Winchester: One of Franklin County's largest remaining natural wetlands- -1,600 acres of marshes, ponds & woodlands with two observation areas to watch the wildlife.

bike trails

Thomas Evans Trail- Well maintained, mostly covered trail that extends from Johnstown to Newark. There are benches along the way to rest.  Trail runs 14 miles one way.  Thomas Evans Trail

Blacklick Creek Trail- Twelve miles of trail runs along Blacklick Creek from Blacklick Woods (Reynoldsburg) to Three Creeks. Blacklick Creek Trail

Gahanna Trail -  This trail isn't fully complete but you can pick up a trail head at Academy Park and enjoy several miles along Big Walnut Creek. Big Walnut Trail

dog parks

​​Pizzurro Park -23-acre park in Gahanna includes a 4-acre fenced area for dogs to run off-leash. Also a fenced area for dogs under 25 lbs and an agility area for all dogs.  There are some shaded areas for the humans.  

Godown Park - 10-acre park in Worthington has a doggie water fountain & pathways. You can also sign up for the newsletter, W.O.O.F.

Heritage Park - Hilliard offers areas for the leisure dog of the larger, more active dogs, a 'sprinkle' area, complete with water features & drinking fountain.

Lewis Creek - Lewis Center offers beach areas that dogs love - pack them and their water toys for a day of fun!

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