Recreation Paths

Planning, Creation & Expansion

The City of Worthington began planning for a recreational pathway along the Olentangy River in 1975. By 1977, this Class 1 bike path was completed and also featured grassy open spaces, two neighborhood play areas and neighborhood sports fields. In 1981, the Olentangy tennis courts were added, and in 2006, the path was extended an additional mile to where it now ends at Worthington Hills.
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Any organization wishing to plan an event utilizing Worthington's section of the Olentangy Trail must first obtain a permit from the City of Worthington's Director of Safety. For a permit please contact the City Clerk's office at (614) 786-7347. Those who use the trail for special events are asked to observe Parks & Recreation's Conditions of Use.

West Wilson Bridge Road Multi-Use Trail Project

Work will begin March 17, 2014 on a 1.1 mile multi-use trail that will stretch from the Olentangy Parklands to the intersection of West Wilson Bridge Road and High Street. Please visit the West Wilson Bridge Road page for more information on this specific project and with updates as they are available.


The following links are great resources on City of Worthington and Central Ohio bikeways: