Woodside Green Park in Gahanna, Ohio is filled with fun for kids with a great Nature Play Area, a traditional playground and multi-purpose trails for hiking!
Woodside Green Park is one of my favorite parks that we have visited in Gahanna! When my kids got out of the car and saw this park they were so excited! They flew out of the car and into the Natural Play Area here!
There is a lot to explore at Woodside Green Park. The park includes a couple of distinct areas. This blog post will help you plan your visit to Woodside Green Park in Gahanna!
What to Do at Woodside Green Park in Gahanna:
1. Woodside Explore and Play Nature Play Area
Woodside Green Park has a lot of great features. First is the Natural Play Area which is made up of lots play structures made from natural materials like tree trunks, rocks and wooden structures.
This really unique play area includes tunnels, net climbing and play houses! It’s a really great spot for kids to use their creativity and imagination! My kids had a lot of fun playing hide and seek at Woodside Green Park!
There is something here for kids of all ages and stages. Some of the structures will be more challenging for the older kids and younger kids will love playing in the playhouses and tunnels!
It was a bit muddy when we visited so you may want to keep that in mind when you plan your visit. Most of the Natural Play Area was covered with mulch and pretty dry, but the area by the houses and the tunnels was pretty muddy.
If you’re looking for more playground fun in Gahanna, make sure to check out 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Gahanna!
2. Multipurpose Trails
This park is also connected to the Big Walnut Trail. There are a lot of multipurpose trails within the park. We took a hike on one of the trails behind the Natural Play Area to a narrow bridge over the Big Walnut Creek! Once you begin on the trail you will be able to see the bridge to your left.
This was a nice, peaceful walk on a paved path. I’m sure this path would be largely shaded in the summer. As you can tell from our pictures, we visited on a warmer winter day!
Woodside Green Park is also home to a more newly remodeled playground that includes swings and a slide and lots of areas for climbing.
The playground has several brightly colored geometric shapes for climbing and tunneling through plus a rope climbing structure!
There is also a larger than life metal Cardinal sculpture, with a sign that shares some educational info about the Cardinal – which has been the state bird of Ohio since 1933. The sign also gives some tips on disposing of litter in order to protect Ohio’s animals and environment.
You can find a larger than life-sized honey bee like this at Academy Park! The picture below was taken before the playground was remodeled – so you can see the amazing difference in playgrounds!
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There is also a catch and release fishing pond in the park and a walking trail around the pond.
It would be easy to spend a morning or an afternoon at Woodside Green Park. If your kids get bored in one area, you can move on to the next and it will be a totally different experience within the same park!
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