The Homestead was developed in 1992 through the cooperative efforts of Washington, Norwich, and Brown township trustees. This 44-acre park offers a quiet, country atmosphere with a covered bridge, train station replica, caboose, and two barns. Other features include event shelters with barbecue grills, a 2½ -acre stocked pond for fishing, playground equipment, volleyball and basketball courts, tether ball, horseshoe pit, restrooms, and refreshment vending machines.
A three-quarter mile paved trail - great for walking, biking, or running, ambles through the park and connects to the seven-mile Heritage Rail Trail, which runs from historic downtown Hilliard to Plain City. The Parks and Recreation Office is also located in this park.
During the summer months, the outdoor amphitheater boasts a free series of entertaining performances. Several family-oriented special events are held throughout the year.
Three paviions offer a variety of options for small and large groups. The covered bridge and amphitheater can be reserved for special events such as weddings and Girl Scout bridging ceremonies. Shelter amenities include electricity, tables, refuse receptacles, and grills.
Reservations for these facilities can be made at www.metroparks.net
Directions to The Homestead Park
From Interstate 270, exit Cemetery Road (Hilliard)
Turn west onto Cemetery Road toward Hilliard
Proceed past Main Street where Cemetery Road merges with Scioto Darby Road
Proceed on Scioto Darby to Cosgray Road, turn right (at the CVS)
The Homestead Park is on the left
Avery Road south to Shier Rings Road, turn right (west) on Shier Rings Road, left (south) on Cosgray. Follow Cosgray to the park.
The Homestead Park
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
The Homestead hours: 9 a.m. - sunset every day