Three Rivers Park, now known as Three Creeks, is by far one of the best Metro Parks in Columbus. Our founders began visiting the park when it was nothing more than a dirt path along the side of a pond, with lots of over-grown grass and weeds. In the fall of 1998, the parks service began developing the area into a new metro park. Three Rivers Park now includes more than 15 miles of hiking, biking, and unimproved trails. The park also includes playgrounds, sports fields, canoeing access, fishing, and picnicking. Over 100 species of birds have been spotted within the park, including owls and great blue herons, as well as coyotes, deer, beavers, and other wildlife. The park covers 1,086 acres of forests, prairies, wetlands, and fields. We were in the area one day in 2001 and decided to stop by and take the photographs and two panoramic photos below.