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Renderings Released for Quarry Trails Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renderings Released for Quarry Trails Development

New renderings of the Quarry Trails development provide the best glimpse yet of what the Metro Park-adjacent development will look like when it is complete. The main street leading into the development will be lined with three-story offices and apartments on one side, and shorter buildings holding restaurants and commercial space on the other. Shared-use […]

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City Seeks Feedback on Scioto Trail Extension, Quarry Trails Connection

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Seeks Feedback on Scioto Trail Extension, Quarry Trails Connection

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is seeking feedback on a future trail extension that would fill in a key gap in the trail network while also connecting it to the new Quarry Trails Metro Park. The Scioto Trail currently runs from the South Side to West Fifth Avenue, winding its way through Downtown along […]

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Around Ohio: Resources for Planning Summer Trips

Randi Walle Randi Walle Around Ohio: Resources for Planning Summer Trips

As summer is now here, many people are wondering how and when they can safely enjoy a summer vacation. Destinations around Ohio are now starting to re-open and offer outdoor activities, dining options, and overnight stays. Below is a list of resources for state parks, metro parks, liveries, campgrounds, and communities across Ohio with information […]

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Mountain Bike Facility Planned for Quarry Trails

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mountain Bike Facility Planned for Quarry Trails

Work is scheduled to start this summer on the first trails at the new Quarry Trails Metro Park. Designed specifically for mountain biking, the facility will take advantage of the unique topography of the former quarry site to offer a variety of challenging downhill runs. Steve Studenmund, Metro Park’s Strategic Planning/Land Acquisition Manager, said that […]

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Winter Solstice Bike Ride

Anne Evans Anne Evans Winter Solstice Bike Ride

Celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year with a Winter Solstice Bike Ride! As a group, we’ll cover basic bike safety and tips for night riding before heading out on a 13 mile bike ride along the Scioto Trail. Bring your bike, helmet, and dress for the weather, and meet at the […]

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Walk To The Eagles Nest

Anne Evans Anne Evans Walk To The Eagles Nest

Learn about our national bird on a 2-mile off-trail walk to visit their nesting site. Please note that while we we’ll be able to see the nest from below we probably won’t see eagles at this time of the year. Happening at Three Creeks Metro Park

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Inniswood Campfire Celebration

Anne Evans Anne Evans Inniswood Campfire Celebration

Join us Saturday October 12th for Friends of Metro Parks first-ever fundraiser & shindig. The Inniswood Campfire Celebration will be full of food, drink, music and activities – all toasting our love of the Metro Parks. Amazing silent auction items – including exclusive Metro Parks experiences – will also be on hand. Wander the Inniswood […]

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