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The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020

While 2020 was mostly a year of social distancing and sheltering in place, it didn’t stop anyone from safely visiting outdoor greenspaces like city parks, metro parks and hiking trails. So one positive thing that we got to survey our readers and editors about was the annual list of best parks in Columbus and Central […]

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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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Columbus Needs 10,000 Acres of Public Parks to Catch Up

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Needs 10,000 Acres of Public Parks to Catch Up

The Trust for Public Land released their annual ParkScore rankings several days ago, and Columbus landed in 49th place on the list. The ranking system weighs four main factors: park access, total acreage, investment in parks, and park amenities. The investment category is where Columbus scored best. The city received a 73 out of 100 […]

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2020 Winter Hike: Scioto Audubon

Anne Evans Anne Evans 2020 Winter Hike: Scioto Audubon

Join us for a 1- or 2-mile hike through the park. Leashed pets are welcome at this hike. Food and hot drinks served after the hike. Hike to a greener place – Here’s how you can help: – Bring a reusable mug or bowl – Buy a bowl from Friends of Metro Parks – Car […]

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The Top 10 Parks in Columbus, Ohio

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Parks in Columbus, Ohio

There are many green spaces throughout Central Ohio — from city parks to sports facilities to natural waterways to metro parks — and everyone has a favorite place to go. In 2020 we’ll even learn more about how some of these spaces will become better connected through the Rapid 5 Project. For now though, we’ve asked […]

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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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Walk the Creek

Anne Evans Anne Evans Walk the Creek

Enjoy a walk through the woodland creek! All ages. Meet at the Nature Center. Happening at Blendon Woods Metro Park Saturday 10/12, 2pm-4pm

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