Prairie Oaks Metropark, West Jefferson

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  • Plenty of great trails and the ranger was very informative when explaining the map to us. Restroom facilities are nice and clean. Bring your tennis shoes and be prepared to spend a few hours.  more »
  • I really enjoy this park. There is something for everyone. Hiking, biking, picnicking, water activity, playground. The trails are dog friendly. Easy place for kids to hike.  more »
  • I love this place to death. Don't get me wrong. They have beautiful landscape, great walking trails, sturdy bridges, bridle trails, picnic areas, a dog beach, and playgrounds for the kids, along with many seasonal activities. This is my favorite metro park here in Columbus, but my one biggest complaint: they only have one water fountain. And it's all the way out at the park office, close to West Jefferson, so if you're closer to Hilliard-side of the park, you're in for a long hike, or you better have brought your own drink. I hiked all the way out there just to get water once, and the working men there were so friendly and gave me a couple water bottles. I don't fault them for that. They are awesome human beings, but the park can surely do better and have more water fountains throughout the park. Apart from that, I wouldn't change a thing. This is the most natural, least developed metro park in the city, which makes for a great escape.
  • Hidden gem. Great walking trails through a prairie environment with multiple options. Cross over Big Darby Creek and enjoy a different walking experience around 3 different ponds. Well maintained and very tranquil.

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