Prairie Oaks Metro Park
3225 Plain City - Georgesville Road, Western Jefferson, Ohio 43162
(western Franklin & northeastern Madison counties)
Named for the large oaks that once dominated the land and as well as the prairies that flourished across Central Ohio. Hike along the Creek or across the tall grass prairie.
Darby Bend Lakes, the new water recreational area, features 3 beautiful lakes. Visitors can enjoy trails, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, non-motorized boating and picnicking. There is even a dog-swimming area for your pet.
Darby Bend Lakes features two picnic shelters. There are also shelters at the Whispering Oaks and Prairie View picnic areas, and 3 picnic tables at the Sycamore Plains Area.