Many know Reynoldsburg as “The Birthplace of the Tomato,” with the first commercial variety of the tomato reportedly bred there in the 19th century and celebrated at the annual Tomato Festival in August. And though the tomato receives a lot of local attention, residents have plenty of other opportunities for enrichment, including Blacklick Woods Metro Park with its walking and biking trails, nature center, wildlife-filled meadows and 72-hole golf course. Nearby Pine Quarry Park features an old limestone quarry which now serves as a rocky gorge, walking paths, and considerable pine woodlands. The community of 41,000 gets its fill of activities with additional sites hosting tennis courts, sports fields, a skate park, playgrounds and biking/recreation paths, one of which runs alongside Blacklick Creek. With easy access to East Broad and Main Streets, residents have nearly endless choices for food, shopping and entertainment.