Polaris Founder's Park is a pocket park in the Polaris area of Columbus, Ohio. The 1.5-acre park is located between the office building at 8800 Lyra Drive and Interstate 71. The park includes Japanese-inspired gardens, waterfalls, a pond, a gazebo and a wind sculpture 35 feet high that was designed by Robert Mullins, a Columbus area artist.
Scioto Park, is an 218-acre park with views of the Scioto River Valley, plus boating, fishing & hiking trails. Inside Scioto Park is a very unique 12ft limestone monument of Chief Leatherlips, a local native American legend.
Glick Park is home of O'Shaughnessy Dam. Located near Dublin & Powell, Ohio. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, bird watching, and fishing and is accessible year-round. This man-made wonder never ceases to impress with its beautiful walking path and wildlife peeping! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Alum Creek Lake a summertime hotspot in Ohio, which receives over 2.5 million visitors every year. RV camping, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, sailing, hiking horse riding AND picnicking are just some of the activities done at this loved state park.
The largest inland beach in Ohio's state park system is located at Alum Creek. This 3,000-foot beach offers a changing area and concession stand. The beach is open during daylight hours only.
A few birds flit from tree to tree, just out of reach full with glee
They call each other in tones so sweet
My toe is nipped; my gaze drops down, a tiny ant, the culprit found
Then more, an army, moving without sound. A chipmunk basks on the pebbled path; a butterfly flutters, then another
I fill with joy and make me laugh.
The more I look, the more I see...
The air and grass with countless teem
In my small backyard, nature gives to me