There are seven public parks within the Village: Dixon Quarry, Memorial Park, Bridlewood Park, McFadyen Park, Lancaster Park, Veterans Park, and Community Center Park.
Area 51 Disc Golf Course
4560 Lockbourne Road
Area 51 is located at 4560 Lockbourne Road across from the Butler Farms subdivision. Essentially, disc golf is golf played with Frisbees or “discs.” Area 51 was primarily constructed by the Obetz Service and Engineering Departments. It is an 18 hole course on 31 acres and has a 20′ x 20′, open-sided shelter.
Braehead Nature Preserve
Bixby Road next to Luxottica Optical Center
Braehead is located on Bixby Road next to Luxottica Optical Center. A nature preserve is a protected area of importance for wildlife or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation. The park is 39 acres and has walking/bike trails. It will also serve as a canoe/kayak launch in the future.
4400 Industrial Center Drive
Dixon Quarry is the newest park in Obetz, and it includes a six acre lake for recreational fishing, an archery range, walking paths, park shelters, fitness trails, and a bike path that connects to the Alum Creek Greenway/Olentangy-Scioto Bike Trail that runs all through central Ohio. The pond has been stocked with bass, minnows, bluegill, crappie, catfish, and rainbow trout.
2050 Recreation Trail
Memorial Park stretches between the Obetz Government Center and the Street Department building, which is at the western end of Orchard Lane. The Obetz Athletic Club is located in Memorial Park. Memorial Park is also home to the Village’s annual Zucchinifest.
With a total area of 80 acres, Memorial Park is the largest of all the existing parks. The park has a one-acre fishing pond stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. A gravel parking area is near the pond for your convenience. The park contains two basketball courts, three football/soccer fields, a softball/baseball complex, two concession stands, a children’s play area with playground equipment and benches, as well as a large paved parking lot. Paved walking paths are located throughout the park. Dirt nature trails are located in the wooded area around the Columbus Crew Training Facility.
Bridlewood Park is a six-acre park located along Bridlewood Blvd. The park contains a playground with a swing set, slide, spring toys, and climbing toys. The park also has a sand volleyball court and a shelter house with picnic tables and grills.
Jermoore Road in McFadyen Acres
McFadyen Park is a three-acre park located along Jermoore Road. The park has swing sets and a climbing toy with slides. It also has a basketball court and a paved parking area.
4390 Lancaster Avenue
Lancaster Park is a four-and-a-half-acre park located along Lancaster Street. It contains a shelter house, playground equipment, two Bocce ball courts, and the only splash pad/ice rink combination in the country!
Located in the center of downtown Obetz
Veterans Park is a small half-acre park located along Groveport Road next to Lancaster Park. It contains a gazebo and benches. It also has several memorials to Obetz veterans.
Community Center Park
1650 Obetz Avenue
The Community Center Park is a three-acre park located next to the Obetz Community Center. The park contains a tennis court, playground equipment, spring toys, and swing set. The park also has a shelter house with picnic tables and grills. There is a small paved walking path and benches in the park as well as paved parking area.
If you have questions or concerns about any of the parks in Obetz, contact Ed Merritt, Parks and Recreation Director, at 614-491-0418 or email.