The Most Anticipated Metro Park In Columbus Will Open This Fall

The 62-acre first phase of Quarry Trails is set to open later this year.

It seems like it’s been decades since Quarry Trails Metro Park was first announced.

Luckily, we’ve only got to wait until this fall to get our first glimpse of the new metro park. Work has been going along steadily at Quarry Trails, which is a public-private partnership and will be unlike any other park in Columbus.

In addition to standard Metro Park features like trails, picnicking, nature, and fitness, Quarry Trails will have a variety of watersports including kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, fishing, and access to the Scioto River.

The park will have a dedicated dog park area, as well as rock climbing and highly anticipated mountain biking trails. The trails will cost about $400,000 and will also have a viewing area for spectators to gather.

There will be three to five mountain biking trails, each 3/4 of a mile to a mile long and in varying degrees of difficulty including jumps, ramps, and other obstacles.

Located just south and east of the new park is the Quarry Trails development. The project is being developed by Thrive Companies and will include:

  • 520 townhomes and single-family homes
  • 293 apartments
  • 16,000 square feet of retail space
  • 43,000 square feet of office space
  • 11,000 square foot community center

The community center will also include a pool. With the development connected to the park by shared paths, adventure-lovers and residents looking to live an active lifestyle will have a gorgeous Metro Park just outside their front doors.

The first 62-acre phase of the park and housing are scheduled to open this fall. The first-phase opening includes access to both lakes, the trail system, and access to the Scioto River. For more updates about the park or to follow along with the process, you can follow Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks on Facebook or visit the park’s website here.

To learn more about the Quarry Trails development, you can visit the Thrive Companies website.

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