Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park is one of the largest parks in the Columbus area with over 7,000 acres. Founding members of the OES began visiting the park long before the OES was formed. Battelle-Darby Metro has numerous hiking trails, spots for fishing, athletic fields, playgrounds, a few Indian mounds, remnants of pioneers, and several cemeteries. The Big and Little Darby Creeks are home to more than 86 species of fish, five of which are on Ohio’s endangered species list, and 41 species of freshwater mussel. The park introduced several bison to the area in 2013 and they may be observed from a park nature center. There are nearly 34 miles of trail winding through this enormous and beautiful park for all to enjoy. Make sure to stop by and check it out if you’re ever in the area.
Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park is located at 1775 Darby Creek Drive in Galloway; Franklin County.