Below is a list of the top and leading Parks in Columbus. To help you find the best Parks located near you in Columbus, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Columbus’s Best Parks:
The top rated Parks in Columbus are:
- Highbanks Metro Park – covers an area of 1,200 acres with a high 100-feet shale bluff
- Columbus Park of Roses – public garden featuring the largest selection of roses
- Bicentennial Park – offers a unique experience with different amusement options
- Blendon Woods Metro Park – covers an area of 653 acres featuring various species of plants and animals
- Schiller Park – was established in 1857 and is the second oldest park in Columbus
Highbanks Metro Park
Highbanks Metro Park covers an area of 1,200 acres with a high 100-feet shale bluff. There are a lot of activities that the park has to offer. Visitors can do biking, fishing, and picnicking. Furthermore, their biking trails cover more than 1.25 miles. There are also spaces for picnics and grills. These are on a first come- first serve basis. Two sledding slides are for children 10 years old and below.
There are natural play areas covering 15 acres of the park. Moreover, it features various unstructured play in nature. There are lots of fun adventures like playing in the dirt and climbing trees.
Address: 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: (614) 906-3149
”This is one of my favorite metro parks. Large with lots and lots of options. Whether you want an easy, paved trail or hike through the woods to the Adena mound or Eagle overlook, you are likely to find a new favorite spot.
The creeks and rivers are also amazing to trek. Just be gentle to not disturb the living environment.” – Bethany George
Columbus Park of Roses
Columbus Park of Roses is a public garden featuring the largest selection of roses. There are more than 12,000 rose species scattered in the 13-acre garden. More than 1-mile of paved walkways provide a way for visitors to enjoy the roses. Furthermore, the formal rose garden features roses laid symmetrically. The Heritage Rose Garden was started before 1967.
There is an Arboretum that features more than 138 various species of trees and shrubs. Moreover, their Perennial Garden has over 100 varieties of bulbs and perennials. There is also a Herb Garden that has more than 100 species of plants. A Backyard Garden gives backyard garden ideas.
Address: 3901 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 645-3391
”If you’re looking for place to walk outside and enjoy the scene, this is a great place to go. Perfect for families, dates, etc.” – Kendra Clark
Bicentennial Park offers a unique experience with different amusement options. The park covers 4.66 acres of area. It features a fountain shooting more than 1,000 jets of water. The fountain creates different shapes and forms. Furthermore, it shows a 75- foot towering jet of water. Various lighting and fog effects enhance the dance f water.
A glass-enclosed restaurant also brings people to the park. It features a covered outdoor dining terrace. The restaurant is along the riverfront. Moreover, there is a performing arts stage featuring free performances. Different artists specializing in dance, music, and theatre showcase their talent.
Address: 233 S Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 645-3800
”Park is beautiful. Scooters everywhere for people to ride. Especially pretty at night with the lights on the bridges” – John Russel
Blendon Woods Metro Park
Blendon Woods Metro Park covers an area of 653 acres featuring various species of plants and animals. Ravines show some exposed ripple rock sandstone and open fields. Some of the large trees are beech-maple and oak-hickory. Furthermore, animals like wild turkeys, ducks, and birds flock in the sanctuary. Waterfowls can be observed from two viewing stations.
There are non-reservable shelters with grills and picnic tables. Visitors can go camping in a 45-acre day camp for youth groups. Moreover, there is a 0.4- acre skating pond which is 18 to 24 inches deep. There is also an 18-hole pa-63 disc golf course.
Address: 4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH
Phone: (614) 620-1861
”Beautiful park! The trails are well kept, there is plenty of nature to be seen if you look for it, there is a natural playground for the kiddos, plenty of open space for casual sports or picnics and even a number of shelters that can be reserved. I am making this park a regular destination.” – Kendyl Hull
Schiller Park was established in 1857 and is the second oldest park in Columbus. The park is a well-kept historical sanctuary. It is a central location o Geran Village life. The park covers an area of 23.4 acres. Furthermore, visitors can enjoy playing on the basketball court and playground. There are also picnic tables and a gazebo for gatherings.
The Actors’ Summer Theater features performances of different artists. Moreover, beautifully landscaped garden adds to the scenic views of the park. A pond is available for fishing.
Address: 1069 Jaeger St, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone: (614) 645-3156
”Something for everybody there. Tennis, basketball, fishing, a nice little playground… or if youre just looking for a little peace and quiet you can find it there as well. Fun little gem.” – Josh Briton
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.