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Rapid 5 Project Aims to Connect All Central Ohio Waterways

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rapid 5 Project Aims to Connect All Central Ohio Waterways

A new large-scale project will be formally announced in 2020 with the goal of connecting all of Central Ohio’s major waterways and trails together into a cohesive system for residents and visitors. The “Rapid5” program is being spearheaded by local leadership at the Urban Land Institute of Columbus, MetroParks, MORPC, Franklin County and others. The […]

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Top 10 Parks of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Parks of 2018

While Central Ohio is relatively flat without oceans or mountains, we make up for it in parkland with a wide variety of outdoor recreation spaces. From smaller urban parks to rural outdoor settings, you can find a lot to do outside year-round.  When our readers and editors were surveyed to decide the top park this […]

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Leave No Trace Awareness Hike

  Leave No Trace Awareness Hike

Learn the seven principles of Leave No Trace by a Trainer while hiking in Scioto Groves Metropark! Leave No Trace is an organization advocating outdoor ethics that promote conservation in the outdoors. Knowing the principles of Leave No Trace is essential when backpacking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, etc.. During this hike, we will learn the […]

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July is Parks and Recreation Month

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill July is Parks and Recreation Month

July is National Parks and Recreation Month and Franklin County Public Health along with several local Parks and Recreation departments are encouraging you to discover your local parks! This summer, we want you to help us highlight the undiscovered gems of your local parks while being active and enjoying the outdoors. From July 1 to […]

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Kids Kayaking: The Basics

  Kids Kayaking: The Basics

This class is specialized for Kids ages 8 and up! This course is all about getting you comfortable enough in and around a kayak to hop on the opportunity to paddle when it arises. These are small classes, no more than 10 students, so it is a great time for specialized instruction that goes beyond […]

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Intro to Kayaking – ACA Level 1 Course

  Intro to Kayaking – ACA Level 1 Course

This class is all about getting you comfortable enough in and around a kayak to hop on the opportunity to paddle when it arises. These are small classes, no more than 10 students, so it is a great time for specialized instruction that goes beyond the basics. Learn the different parts of the kayak Learn […]

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Jackson Kayak Demo

  Jackson Kayak Demo

The truth is, the only way to REALLY know if you are going to like a kayak is to get on and off of it a few times, paddle it, pedal it, move it around, and even try to stand up on it if you want. It is impossible to do that inside a store. […]

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