Welcome to Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks!

We host a wide variety of programs, activities and experiences throughout the park district and in our Nature Centers.
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Late Nights at the Climbing Wall - 21752301

Enjoy Late Nights at the Climbing Wall at Scioto Audubon Metro Park! On the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, the climbing wall lights will stay on until midnight for open climb. Please bring your own gear.

On May 24th Join Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure for Try it! Rock Climbing from 9pm-10:30pm where gear and instruction will be provided by staff for Late Nights at the Climbing Wall!
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Show Up 21752301-07 Try it! Climbing @ Late Nights at the Climbing Wall 05/24/2024 -05/24/2024 9:00 pm -10:30 pm F Climbing Wall All $0.00/$0.00
Show Up 21752301-08 Late Nights at the Climbing Wall 05/24/2024 -05/24/2024 8:00 pm -11:59 pm F Climbing Wall All $0.00/$0.00

Via Ferrata Climb - 22132301

Experience the country's first urban via ferrata at Quarry Trails Metro Park! Join us for a guided climb. Metro Parks provided equipment will be used for the climb. It's a unique and fun experience! Please review the FAQ flyer on metroparks.net for information prior to registering. Open to ages (14+ with adult climbing), heights (5ft+), and weights (88lbs-265lbs). Via ferrata programs will likely fill up fast--only register for a climb you will attend and participant in. Limit of one per month. If spots are full, please check back closer to the program date. New programs will be added at the beginning of every month! Participants should bring gloves and shoes with good tread with them. The climb is free and fun! The via ferrata route is currently only open to participants on Metro Parks guided climbs. Metro Parks instructors will follow up with participants prior to the climb. Participants MUST be preregistered to attend!
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Show Up 22132301-24 Via Ferrata Climb 05/25/2024 -05/25/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Quarry Trails Mountain Bike Trail Lot All $0.00/$0.00

Morning Fast Paced Hike - 21852307

Join park staff for a fast paced hike through Walnut Woods Metro Park! Meet at the Tall Pines parking area at Walnut Woods Metro Park. Hike will be approx. 3 miles on a paved trail.
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Show Up 21852307-01 Morning Fast Paced Hike 05/25/2024 -05/25/2024 9:00 am -10:00 am Sa Walnut Woods Tall Pines Area All $0.00/$0.00

Via Ferrata Climb - 22132301

Experience the country's first urban via ferrata at Quarry Trails Metro Park! Join us for a guided climb. Metro Parks provided equipment will be used for the climb. It's a unique and fun experience! Please review the FAQ flyer on metroparks.net for information prior to registering. Open to ages (14+ with adult climbing), heights (5ft+), and weights (88lbs-265lbs). Via ferrata programs will likely fill up fast--only register for a climb you will attend and participant in. Limit of one per month. If spots are full, please check back closer to the program date. New programs will be added at the beginning of every month! Participants should bring gloves and shoes with good tread with them. The climb is free and fun! The via ferrata route is currently only open to participants on Metro Parks guided climbs. Metro Parks instructors will follow up with participants prior to the climb. Participants MUST be preregistered to attend!
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Show Up 22132301-25 Via Ferrata Climb 05/27/2024 -05/27/2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm M Quarry Trails Mountain Bike Trail Lot All $0.00/$0.00

Canoe and Kayak the Lakes - 21352301

Enjoy the lakes from a canoe or kayak on Memorial Day!
Canoes are open to all ages with a minimum of one adult per canoe. Solo, sit-in kayaks provided, open to ages 10+. Kayaks max. weight of 275lbs.
Life jackets are provided and worn while on the water. Visitors are welcome to bring their own Type III life jacket.
Equipment and instruction is provided. No pre-registration, first come/first serve. Free and fun!
Darby Bend Lakes portion of Prairie Oaks Metro Park. 2755 Amity Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
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Show Up 21352301-02 Canoe and Kayak The Lakes 05/27/2024 -05/27/2024 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm M Prairie Oaks Darby Bend All $0.00/$0.00

Via Ferrata Climb - 22132301

Experience the country's first urban via ferrata at Quarry Trails Metro Park! Join us for a guided climb. Metro Parks provided equipment will be used for the climb. It's a unique and fun experience! Please review the FAQ flyer on metroparks.net for information prior to registering. Open to ages (14+ with adult climbing), heights (5ft+), and weights (88lbs-265lbs). Via ferrata programs will likely fill up fast--only register for a climb you will attend and participant in. Limit of one per month. If spots are full, please check back closer to the program date. New programs will be added at the beginning of every month! Participants should bring gloves and shoes with good tread with them. The climb is free and fun! The via ferrata route is currently only open to participants on Metro Parks guided climbs. Metro Parks instructors will follow up with participants prior to the climb. Participants MUST be preregistered to attend!
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Show Up 22132301-26 Via Ferrata Climb 05/29/2024 -05/29/2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm W Quarry Trails Mountain Bike Trail Lot All $0.00/$0.00

Learn the Ropes - 21752300

Have you always wanted to try rock climbing at Scioto Audubon Metro Park? Come to Learn the Ropes and try it out for free! Open to all ages, instruction and equipment are provided. Tennis shoes are the recommended footwear for beginners. Pre-register for a guaranteed spot.
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Register 21752300-09 Learn The Ropes 05/29/2024 -05/29/2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm W Climbing Wall All $0.00/$0.00

Try It! Kayaking - 22152300

Come out to the new Quarry Trails Metro Park and try out a kayak! Solo, sit in kayaks will be available with a max weight of 275 lbs, and are open to ages 10+. A couple of tandem kayaks will be available for all ages with an adult present. Equipment and instruction provided. First come first served.
2319 Quarry Trails Dr, Columbus, OH has the closest parking lot to the water. This is a newly opened entrance, please follow signage and be on the lookout for construction traffic.
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Show Up 22152300-10 Try It! Kayaking 05/30/2024 -05/30/2024 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Th Quarry Trails Lakes Area Parking Lot All $0.00/$0.00

Adventure Book Club! - 22132300

Join us for our Monthly Adventure Book Club! No registration necessary, all are welcome.
This months book is "Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail" By Heather Anderson.

We will meet at the end of each month to discuss a different book.
Bring your own hammock or chair to lounge in the trees and chat about this months reading!
We will meet at the Dog Park Parking lot, use the north entrance off of Dublin/Roberts Rd and follow signage to the dog park!
2600 Dublin Road, Columbus
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Show Up 22132300-01 Adventure Book Club! 05/31/2024 -05/31/2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm F Quarry Trails Mountain Bike Trail Lot All $0.00/$0.00

Yappy Hour: SUP With Your Pup - 32152300

Looking for a new adventure with your furry best friend? Join Friends of Metro Parks and Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure for Yappy Hour Presents: SUP with Your Pup on Friday, June 7th to make new memories, enjoy food and drinks, and learn tips for introducing your dog to paddling. Whether your dog loves it, or thinks you're a little crazy, you're both guaranteed to have a fun time trying! And it's FREE! Standup Paddle Boards will be available from 5-8pm. Yappy Hour hosted by Friends of Metro Parks will be running from 5-8pm. Food and beer will be available for purchase during Yappy Hour, as well as vendors, rescues organizations, and activities to enjoy!
Some things to keep in mind:
* Every participant (and dog) is required to wear a life jacket. Life jackets will be provided by Metro Parks.
* Ages 10+ for SUP
* Beer will be available to purchase and enjoy at the event, please plan to enjoy paddling before drinking at the event!
* Dogs must be leashed during the event

2319 Quarry Trails Dr, Columbus, OH has the closest parking lot to the water. This is a newly opened entrance, please follow signage and be on the lookout for construction traffic.
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Show Up 32152300-03 Yappy Hour: SUP With Your Pup 06/07/2024 -06/07/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm F Quarry Trails Lakes Area Parking Lot All $0.00/$0.00