Wading in a waterfall at Creekside Park!

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Graced with a small but beautiful waterfall that generations of Gahanna residents have grown up playing in, Creekside is a wonderful park in which to cool off the summer heat with water play, a paddle boat ride, fishing (with a valid Ohio fishing license), or wading in Big Walnut Creek.

Swans and ducks are popular attractions along the creek’s edge, and beautiful to watch from the picnic tables while you eat.

Waterfall OhioTea Aug 2011

This Gahanna City Park offers a lovely waterfall, walking, biking, fishing, herb gardens, accessible walking trails, and heated/cooled restrooms. Close to nearby Olde Gahanna shopping and dining, it’s great as a combined trip, or a stand-alone park.

Gahanna is committed to expanding the bikeway and greenway space, connecting neighborhoods and multi-use parks. Creekside has trails and a bikeway running through it that are perfect for biking, walking, running, and inline skating. They are also accessible for our neighbors with disabilities and small children.

With nature programming from May through October, and Winter Programs from November through December, this is a true four season city park.

Creekside Park
123 Mill Street
Gahanna, OH 43230

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Walk Through a Storybook Trail at Friendship Park

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SO exciting to little readers and their families is the STORY TRAIL at Friendship Park, an outdoor reading experience for children designed to go with the book “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming. The pages of the books are enlarged and placed along the trail! Your local library or bookstore would be a great place to pick up a copy of the book, so kids can read the book before or after they go. Either way, this is one for their memory books!


This small Gahanna beauty is a city park that also offers basketball and tennis courts, playground, creek access for wading and fishing, a butterfly garden, two rain gardens, trails, picnic areas and shelters for reservation.

The butterfly garden is full of blooms and scents to attract the insect beauties, and the two rain gardens are full of beautifully landscaped plants and features.

The playground is large, appropriate for all ages, and a great place to run off energy for those school-free summer days.

Friendship Park is attractive as a three season park, but there are sometimes winter programs offered during the colder months through Gahanna Parks and Rec.

Friendship Park
150 Oklahoma Avenue
Gahanna, OH 43230