Prairie Oaks Metro Park--Darby Bend Lakes (Franklin Co.)

Prairie Oaks Metro Park--Darby Bend Lakes (Franklin Co.)

West Jefferson, Ohio 43162

Prairie Oaks Metro Park webpage
Prairie Oaks Metro Park map

Also, see all the hotspots at:
Prairie Oaks Metro Park
Columbus South Birding Drive

About Prairie Oaks Metro Park

The Madison-Franklin county line runs through Prairie Oaks Metro Park, following the course of Big Darby Creek. Madison County is on the west side of the creek and Franklin County is on the east. If you carefully keep your bird records by county, be sure to use the specific hotspots in this park so that the birds will be assigned to the proper county.

Prairie Oaks features nearly 500 acres of lush prairies and grasslands. In late summer and early fall, visitors can see fields of beautifully flowering ashy sunflower, royal catchfly, and purple coneflower against a backdrop of big and little bluestem and Indian grasses.

The spectacular and lush scenery of the Big Darby State and National Scenic River, which flows through the park, provides a beautiful backdrop for outdoor adventure.

The Sycamore Plains Trail system offers a spectacular trek along Big Darby Creek through a mature wooded floodplain.

Restrooms on site.

Content from Prairie Oaks Metro Park webpage