Walnut Woods, a 1,032-acre park, opened its Tall Pines Area to the public in July 2011, the first stage in the development of the newest Metro Park, bounded on the north side by Little Walnut Creek in Groveport. The Tall Pines Area features a picnic area with a grill and three picnic tables, the Sweetgum Trail, a 2.6-mile paved trail that winds through the beautiful scenery of large stands of sweet gum trees and pine trees. The Buckeye Area, 6716 Lithopolis Road, features a 4-acre dog park, a play area for kids, a picnic shelter with grill, and the 2-mile Buckeye Trail. The Central Area is still under development. Leashed pets are allowed on Sweetgum and Buckeye trails—a dog bag dispenser with bags and
a small waste container are provided. The park operates a Carry In -
Carry Out program to help conserve natural resources.
Visitors are given bags and asked to take their trash home, helping to
reduce, reuse and recycle.
Tall Pines Area
6833 Richardson Road
Groveport, OH 43125
From I-270, take US 33 east toward Lancaster.
Go about 1.3 miles then turn right on Hamilton Road/SR 317. Go about 2.7
miles and turn left onto Main Street/Groveport Road. Go 1.4 miles to
Richardson Road and turn right. The entrance to the Tall Pines Area is
about 1.1 miles on your right. (Please note: from
April 15, 2013 for about 90 days, the bridge over Walnut Creek on
Richardson Road is closed. To get to the Tall Pines Area through these
90 days, go south on Lithopolis Road about 2.25 miles and turn right on
Hayes Road. Go 1.75 miles and turn right on Richardson Road. Entrance is
0.85 miles on left)
6716 Lithopolis Road
Groveport, OH 43125
From I-270, take US 33 east toward
Lancaster. Go about 1.3 miles then turn right on Hamilton Road/SR 317.
Go about 2.7 miles and turn left onto Main Street/Groveport Road. Go
1.75 miles to Lithopolis Road and turn right. The entrance to the Buckeye Area is about 0.75 miles on your left. (Entrance to Park Office is directly opposite, 6723 Lithopolis Road)