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Scioto Audubon Metro Park, Columbus

#13 of 18 in Parks in Columbus
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Scioto Audubon Metro Park is a public park and nature preserve in Columbus, Ohio. The park is managed by the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks and is part of the Scioto Mile network of parks and trails around Downtown Columbus. The park features numerous trails, wetlands, rock climbing, volleyball and bocce courts, and numerous other amenities. At the western edge is the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, considered the first nature center built in close proximity to a downtown area.

The site was formerly industrial, and required extensive remediation. Planning began in 2003, and the park opened in 2009 with 94 acres (38 ha), later expanded to 120 acres.
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  • After seeing many online reviews of the trails/views of this park, we were excited to stop here for a little hiking. The park is large and has big areas for picnicking, sports, and playing, has a...  more »
  • Great meeting place to hold most any kind of activity. Great location close to downtown as well as an easy Uber drive from most hotels. Plenty of free parking as well.  more »
  • Very nice park! Excellent rock-climbing facilities, all sorts of fitness related activities, good facilities. The only notable drawback we noticed was a serious lack of shade, which if your goal is to get out in some sunshine isn't so bad, but adequate shade is also necessary at times.
  • Amazing climbing wall, with self repel stations. 10 or more spots to hook up. Great playground. Very cool obstacle course. My children would never get bored here! Not to mention the incredible staff, knowledgeable, and so pleasant!

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