A Review: Highbanks Metro Park

By Elizabeth Pedroza, NW Columbus Macaroni Kid Ambassador Mom June 10, 2021

Highbanks Metro Park

 9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N)

Lewis Center, OH, 43035

What we love about Highbanks Metro Park

Whether you’re hiking trails, enjoying the playgrounds, or taking in the meadow views, it’s hard to run out of things to do at Highbanks Metro Park in Lewis Center. The trails are kid-friendly for the most part (although I did end up ditching our stroller and looping back for it). We also loved the playgrounds! There are slides, swings, and climbing structures. I packed a lunch, and the only difficulty we ran into was picking a spot to enjoy it. There are tons of picnic tables and shelters, and they all have amazing views. Along the Scenic River Trail, we found our favorite part. The Olentangy River runs parallel to the trail. We could climb down and explore along the river, along the banks, and up the sides of the ravine. It will be fun to get back and check out the nature center.

Amenities at Highbanks Metro Park: 

  • Restrooms
  • Playgrounds
  • Reservable Shelters
  • Picnic Areas
  • Natural Play Areas
  • Nature Center
  • Hiking Trails