Walnut Woods will be the 16th green space in the countywide Metro Parks system. It will include at least 600 acres in Madison Township, located between Groveport and Canal Winchester. Development is set to begin later this year.

Walnut Woods will be the 16th green space in the countywide Metro Parks system. It will include at least 600 acres in Madison Township, located between Groveport and Canal Winchester. Development is set to begin later this year.

That much is certain. Most other details aren't set in stone yet, and park staff is hoping the citizens of Central Ohio will help nail them down during two open-house meetings to be held this month.

You can offer your opinion from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the Groveport Recreation Center and from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Canal Winchester Community Center. At both meetings, park staff will be on hand to answer questions, seek comments and display conceptual plans.