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11 Central Ohio Metro Park Playgrounds

We love exploring the playgrounds in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks System! Combining a nature experience, be it a hike or looking for creatures in the woods, with time on a playground makes a perfect outing for my kids! The Metro Parks offer so many free opportunities to learn about and explore nature …

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Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City is Full of Hidden Gems

Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City is known for it’s picturesque rope bridge, scenic overlooks and unique playground! One of the newer of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, Scioto Grove has some unique features! Possibly the most famous is the Rope Bridge on the REI Trail. This bridge can be difficult to …

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How to Explore Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park with Your Kids

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is the largest of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks and features hiking, canoeing, fishing, a great Nature Center and bison who roam within the park! Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is in the southwest corner of Franklin County and its heart is the intersection of Big Darby Creek …

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Step Inside a Fairy Tale at Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, Ohio

Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, Ohio is a must visit destination in Central Ohio with magical gardens, hiking trails, and some of the best scenery no matter what the season! Inniswood Metro Gardens is one of the most unique parks in Columbus! It is just a gem. One of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro …

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2 MORE Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Park Nature Centers offer great spaces for kids to learn and play! The Metro Parks in Central Ohio are amazing! And they have opportunities for families year round! One of the things we love to do is visit the Nature Centers. Earlier I shared about Two Great Metro Park Nature …

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2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids

The Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks is one of our greatest assets here in Central Ohio! The warm days of exploring the parks and all they have to offer are on their way, but don’t let colder weather keep you away! Many of the Metro Parks have Nature Centers that are lots of fun …

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