Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks

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Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks (Metro Parks) is a public agency serving the citizens of Central Ohio by providing a regional system of clean, safe, natural area parks. Metro Parks features 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,500 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties.

The mission of Metro Parks is to conserve open spaces, while providing places and opportunities that encourage people to discover and experience nature. Annually, about 11 million people enjoy quality outdoor times in the parks, and more than 180,000 people participate in free nature education programs.

Created on August 14, 1945, Metro Parks is an independent political subdivision of the state of Ohio organized under Ohio Revised Code Section 1545 to conserve natural resources and provide natural area parks for people to enjoy. Metro Parks is a separate subdivision of the state of Ohio and is not under the administration of any other governmental unit.

This page is administered by the Resource Management Department and Naturalists to facilitate education and exploration of our parks, as well as track and share our biotic survey data.

Learn more at: www.metroparks.net

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