Central Ohio’s suburbs are home to a variety of beautiful parks where you can take in some natural beauty, without needing to travel far outside the city. One city that stands out is Dublin!
The parks in and around Dublin offer a variety of unique features from river views and waterfalls to famous statues and intricate playgrounds. Enjoy a day in the sun at one of the many parks in Dublin. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular parks and ones you will want to make sure you visit this summer.
Amberleigh Park is perfect for both the outdoor enthusiast and for the family. The park has river access for canoeing and kayaking and also scenic river overlooks. The park is home to one of the more unique playgrounds in the area that is set up like a little village for kids to explore. Also, the park has a large and beautiful picnic shelter with a full kitchen. The paths at Amberleigh are perfect for a run, a leisure stroll, or walking the dog.
Ballantrae Community Park
Ballantrae Community Park is famous for its Dancing Hares sculpture overlooking the park’s splash pad area. Spend an afternoon fishing in the park’s pond or walk the path around the park and through the area neighborhoods. The park also features an underground tunnel that takes you to Dublin Community South Pool. Plan a visit to the Ballantrae Community Park to at least get a picture with the Dancing Hares!
Located in the heart of Dubin, Coffman Park is home to the Dublin Irish Festival. This 105-acre park features one of the oldest homes in Dublin, the Coffman Homestead. This park is full of amenities including basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, a large playground, paths, fishing, and even ice skating in the winter. The park is a popular venue for weddings and events, but just as nice to spend an afternoon with the family.
Indian Run Falls Park
You might not think of Dublin, Ohio as the first place to go see waterfalls, but it is home to the very impressive Indian Run Falls. The park has both the main falls and also the upper falls which both offer beautiful scenic views. Hikers will enjoy the paths and natural wildlife in this park. Plan a hike at Indian Run Falls Park, pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the picnic shelter, and feel miles away from the city.
M.L. Red Trabue Nature Preserve
If you enjoy watching wildlife, then you will definitely want to explore the M.L. Red Trabue Nature Preserve. You can fish at the park, walk the boardwalk or the park’s paths, see frogs, watch birds and even explore a little of Dublin’s history at the Fleming Cabin.
Sam & Eulalia Frantz Park
If you are looking for a very unique experience, plan a visit to the Sam & Eulalia Frantz Park. This park is also an art exhibit. It’s a cornfield full of giant corn cob statues. Walkthrough the 109 human-sized corn cobs surrounded by the city of Dublin. The park is meant to represent the area’s agricultural history and has become a famous destination.
Another Dublin park with a famous statue is Scioto Park on Riverside Drive. The park is home to the Leatherlips Stone Memorial which is a 12 ft representation of Leatherlips, a local Native American legend. The park also features river views, walking paths, picnic areas, a playground, and an amphitheater. Find some time to relax alongside the river at this beautiful Dublin park.