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Slate Run Metro Park

1375 State Route 674 N.
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
Phone: 614-508-8111
Overview
Open 6:30 a.m. to dark.

Slate Run Metro Park isn't resting on slate rock -- settlers mistook the dark soil for 350-million year old slate. It's actually shale, a soft rock made from clay deposited by water about 350 million years ago.

Slate Run features a variety of habitats ranging from the open areas of grasslands, wetlands and meadows to the forested areas of beech, oak, hickory and sugar maple.

Wildlife viewing opportunities abound at the 1,705-acre park. Sandhill cranes have nested in the 156-acre wetland and the northern bobwhite quail have been reintroduced in the park.

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Calendar of Events
Music Bash - Classic Rock
Fri Jul 21

6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Netty and Broz, with performers from the band Code Red, play a mix of classic rock hits from the 60s,70s and 80s with a few more recent tunes. Get in the mood for music with three free concerts of classic rock and bluegrass over the summer. Plenty of seating available at picnic tables, or bring a folding chair. All concerts at Buzzards Roost Picnic Area, happening come rain or shine.

Meeting Place is Buzzards Roost Picnic Area

Buzzards Roost Picnic Area

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Cheers and Chores in the 1880s
Thu Aug 10

10:00 am

Discover what farm children did for work and play in the 1880s. Ages 6-14.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Alphabet Hunt
Fri Aug 11Sat Aug 12Sun Aug 13

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Explore the farm while learning 26 facts about tools, animals and life in the 1880s. All Ages.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Morning Chores
Sat Aug 12

9:00 am

Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores. Age 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Music Bash - The Bill Foley Trio
Fri Aug 18

6:00 - 8:00 pm.

The Bill Foley Trio takes us back to the days of classic story-telling songs by Taylor, Croce, Denver, Mclean, Dave Loggins and others. Get in the mood for music with three free concerts of classic rock and bluegrass over the summer. Plenty of seating available at picnic tables, or bring a folding chair. All concerts at Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area, happening come rain or shine.

Meeting Place is Buzzards Roost Picnic Area

Buzzards Roost Picnic Area

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Wildlife,
Puzzles, Pleasures and Pastimes
Sat Aug 19Sun Aug 20

2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Try games, riddles and activities that Victorian families did for fun and relaxation. All Ages.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Broomcorn Harvest
Sun Aug 27

2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Help clean broomcorn and watch broommaking. All Ages.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Preschoolers at the Farm - Nursery Rhymes
Thu Aug 31

10:30 am.

Learn what farm life and animals through traditional rhymes.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Website: www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/slate-run/
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