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Tips for birding Academy Park and Woodside Green Park
Academy Park and Woodside Green Park are connected by a bike path between the parks. The dividing line between the two parks is Big Walnut Creek. When you cross the bridge over Big Walnut Creek, you move from one park to the other. Many birders have found the area on both sides of Big Walnut Creek south of the bridge to be one of the best locations for migrants.
Part of Academy Park was a former dumpsite for the filtering chalk used by the nearby Columbus Cremeans Water Treatment Plant, and these old chalk dumps have created an interesting series of successional meadows between the footbridge and the athletic fields at Academy Park. The habitat change moving north from the bridge at Big Walnut Creek is distinct. The fields are in Academy Park. The east side of Big Walnut Creek south of the bridge is in Academy Park. The west side of Big Walnut Creek is Woodside Green Park.
From Rob Thorn
About Academy Park
This Park is the largest in Gahanna with 107 acres including seven baseball diamonds and two basketball courts. Multipurpose nature trails connect this park north through Woodside Green Park,the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course and to the Olde Gahanna area. Creek fishing, a playground and heated restrooms are just some of the highlights available.
From Gahanna Parks webpage
Restrooms on site.