Winter weather doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors! Dublin is home to more than 60 parks, each serving up their own unique experiences to be had this season.
Here are five Dublin parks you need to visit this winter.
Best Views, Indian Run Falls Park
Nothing says scenic more than a natural path to a frozen waterfall. That’s what you’ll find at Indian Run Park. Just steps from Downtown Dublin, Indian Run is home to one of Dublin’s natural waterfalls that only gets prettier in the lower temperatures.
Learn more about Indian Run Falls Park, here.
Best Sledding Hill, Scioto Park
Here’s one scenario where going “downhill” is a good thing. Just outside of Downtown Dublin, Scioto Park is home to a speedy sledding hill that will have your family laughing all the way down. You won’t want to miss the views of a captivating snow-covered Scioto Riverscape and one of Dublin's most popular public art installations, Leatherlips. Be sure to bring your own sled and check this webpage for up-to-date information on hours and availability.
Learn more about Scioto Park, here.
Best Wildlife Viewing, Kiwanis Riverway Park
Head down to the Scioto River and take a stroll along the boardwalks of Kiwanis Riverway Park to peep the wildlife that calls Dublin home. Several species travel through Dublin on their migration making Kiwanis Riverway Park a hot spot for birders everywhere!
Learn more about Kiwanis Riverway Park, here.
Best Hike, Glacier Ridge Metro Park
Nothing is more peaceful than listening to the sound of fresh snow crunch underneath your feet on a scenic winter hike. That’s what you’ll find at Glacier Ridge Metro Park on the Red Oak Trail. See for yourself why the Glacier Ridge boardwalks are a local favorite among Dublin residents.
Learn more about Glacier Ridge Metro Park, here.
Best Ice Skating, Coffman Park & Riverside Crossing Park
The best way to enjoy the outdoors in Dublin is on ice! Each winter when temperatures are low, the City of Dublin opens an outdoor ice-skating rink in Coffman Park (weather permitting). Fireplaces are nearby to keep little hands and feet warm. Be sure to bring your own skates and check this page for up-to-date information on hours and availability.
Learn more about Coffman Park, here.
Returning this year, Riverside Crossing Park offers an all-weather outdoor skating rink that can be enjoyed in temperatures up to 60 degrees. Admission is $12 and includes complimentary skates but you're welcome to bring your own. The rink is open Friday through Sunday through Mid-March.
Learn more about Riverside Crossing Park here.
Don't know where to start? Sign up for the Dublin Park Pass in partnership with OhioHealth and filter through all the amenities and activities you can find in Dublin parks and check them off along the way.
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