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  Taylorsville MetroPark
Taylorsville MetroPark
4700 E. National Rd., Vandalia, Ohio 45377
(937) 275-PARK (7275)
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Springtime at this spectacular and historical area offers a great place to catch glimpses of migratory songbirds winging their way back north, including Kentucky and Hooded Warblers. One of the best ways to see the area's beautiful spring wildflowers is by taking a hike along one of the park's 13 miles of trails, including portions of the Buckeye Trail. The new sustainable trails in East Park open up beautiful vistas of the river and creates large areas of undisturbed habitat, allowing for ample wildlife viewing opportunities. You might spot a white-tailed deer, wild turkey, or even a beaver in the nearby Great Miami River. Relax while fishing the ponds or river, enjoy a picnic or fly a kite in the wide open green space throughout the park. Park and ride the Great Miami Bikeway south to RiverScape or north to Tipp City.

    • Historic remnants of the Miami-Erie Canal and once-thriving village of Tadmor mix with scenic forests to provide an interesting experience for both the hiker and bicyclist. In addition, fascinating rock formations with overhangs and small cavitations with calcite ribbons can be found.

    • The land where Taylorsville MetroPark now sits has a robust and storied history. It was once the site of the bustling town of Tadmor, one of the most important centers of transportation in early Ohio history.


    • Accessible parking is available. Accessible restrooms are located in the south, west parks & reservable area.

    • Directions
      From I-75 take U.S. 40 Exit (National Rd.) and head east. Continue on 40 where it heads south onto Brown School Rd. Then go on Brown School Rd. past U.S. 40 to entrances, or follow U.S. 40 east to other entrances.

      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Route 17
      Take route 17 East Loop traveling northbound on Main through downtown will take you to Center and Brownschool. Walk down Brownschool about five blocks to the park entrance. Note: There are no sidewalks.

      Plan a Bus Trip!
      Learn about RTA's Bike Rack Program

    • Taylorsville MetroPark contains exceptional examples of mature upland forest with many spring wildflowers, second growth woodlands, natural succession areas, a few aging pine stands, a few managed grasslands, and extensive floodplain forests along the Great Miami River Corridor.

Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.877099
Longitude: -84.169101

Park Hours:

  • April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas and New Year's Day

Free parking is available: See map

The water fountains at Hilltop Shelter and Raccoon Ridge are out of service until further notice.

School Group Tours:
Schools and other groups may schedule guided tours. Call (937) 275-PARK (7275) to schedule.
View a list of Field Trips

Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times.

Park Features/Amenities
Spectacular wooded ravines, massive rock outcroppings, Historic ruins and the Great Miami River make this large 1,300-acre park unique. Fishing, picnicking, hiking, and canoeing are popular pastimes. Hike the nearly 13 miles of scenic trails.
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