Highlands Park245 South Spring Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081
614-901-7665 | www.westerville.org/parks
The beauty of green combined with the splash of blue form the environment-friendly and leisure-rich Highlands Park.
The beauty of green combined with the splash of blue form the environment-friendly and leisure-rich Highlands Park. The highlight of recreation planning in 1973, the 40-acre Highlands Park promised a swimming pool complex and sports fields. It was the only piece of land available to the city when a $234,000 matching federal grant was made available for constructing a new park. Upon opening in 1974, the pool soon became a beloved summer spot until it closed 2010, worn and outdated. Since its reopening as an aquatic center in 2011, visitors have been zooming down the speed slide as well as enjoying the leisure pool, lazy river, and spray playgrounds. The center focuses on the environment with a boardwalk that surrounds a rain garden of water absorption plants. The park wetlands include a wet meadow, aquatic bed, and marsh that are home to 50 types of plants and dozens of animal species.Read More
Notes for Travelers
The wetlands and fields of Highlands Park are open dawn until dusk.