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School of Environment and Natural Resources



The 52-acre ORWRP sits is situated adjacent to the Olentangy River, just north of The Ohio State University’s main campus. The ORWRP consists of two experimental wetland basins, an oxbow wetland, bottomland hardwood forest and a mesocosm compound. The Heffner Teaching and Research Building located on the site includes analytical and teaching laboratories, a wet laboratory, flexible classrooms, offices and meeting spaces. Reservations for these spaces can be requested by filling out the “Outreach / Tour Reservation Form”.  Additional details regarding the meeting spaces can be obtained by calling: (614) 292-9774 or email

Cars can enter the park from Dodridge St. near the corner of Olentangy River Road. Visitors can also gain access traveling both north and south along the Olantangy River bike path.