Metro Parks Are Offering Ice Skating At Two Metro Parks This Winter

These freezing temperatures may not be bringing everyone joy, but there is one thing they’re good for: outdoor ice skating.

On the southwestern side of the city, a half-acre, 16-inch-deep pond is open at Battelle Darby Metro Park. The pond is located at 3711 Gardner Road, Georgesville OH 43123 and there you’ll find one heck of a fun time.

In order for the pond to be open, the ice must be frozen at least 3 inches deep. Luckily for us, the weather has been very accommodating to freezing water. These are natural skating environments, so if there is heavy snowfall or warming temperatures, the ponds may be closed.

You’ll need to come equipped with all of your own gear, so don’t forget your skates at home. Pond hours and availability can be found on the Metro Parks social media accounts. The pond is free and open to the public.

In addition to the skating pond at Battelle Darby Metro Park, you can also visit the skating pond at Blendon Woods Metro Park.

If you’re not an ice skater but you’re looking to enjoy other winter activities, don’t forget to check out The Best Sledding Hills In Columbus.

Bundle up, Columbus! Get out there and enjoy the awesome activities our Metro Parks have to offer!

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