Johnston-McVay Park, Westerville, Ohio

Johnston-McVay park is a unique park in Westerville, Ohio with a lot of natural elements and climbing opportunities for kids!

  • Address: 480 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
  • Restrooms available

Johnston-McVay Park is located near Hoover Reservoir in Westerville, Ohio. The park features a Story Trail with stories changing seasonally.

The playground features mainly wooden structures with a natural feel. A major highlight for kids is the hawk climbing structure! You can climb on the inside and outside of the hawk!

Features of Johnston-McVay Park include:

Hawk climbing structure

Large climbing structure shaped like a hawk.

Butterfly climber

Butterfly climber in the natural play area at Johnston-McVay Park.

Swings for all abilities

An overview of the playground.

Wobbly rope balance beam

Two boys on a rope climbing structure at Johnston-McVay park.

Egg climbers

Pretend eggs to climb on at Johnston-McVay Park.

Wood climbers

Large wooden hawk and climbing structure in the playground.

Roller slides

Roller slides at Johnston-McVay Park.


Hammocks in the park.

Story Trail

This is a really fun park for kids of all ages plus there is a ton of greenspace to run and play!

There are lots of fun things to do in Westerville! Want more ideas? Check out these Westerville playgrounds or 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Westerville! Follow @614parks on Instagram for more parks and playgrounds around Columbus!