Do you love our Metro Parks? Let’s work together to make sure these beautiful, natural spaces are enjoyed for generations to come.

Here’s how you can help.

Donations & Dedications

Financial Gifts

Your donations are directly invested into the parks through our events and funds. Help us today with financial support, a commemorative gift or learn more about planned giving opportunities to ensure our parks continue to flourish and serve our community for years to come.

Financial Support

Donate Today

Your one-time or recurring donation can go into our general fund or to support an initiative that you choose. Click the link below to get started!

Photo: Edith Wood

Planned Giving

Stocks or Bonds

Your donation of stocks or bonds can help make a significant gift now or help establish a new fund that will benefit our parks for years to come.

Real Estate

Have you always thought your family’s property was too beautiful not to share? Your real estate donation can significantly reduce your legal and tax liabilities on your property and help support Metro Parks missions.

Charitable Bequests

By establishing a planned gift, you are leaving a lasting legacy with Metro Parks and ensuring the continued growth and preservation of our parks.

Charitable Gift Annuity

What better way to support Metro Parks and yourself than by a charitable gift annuity. Your tax-deductible gift will provide Metro Parks with continued support and you collect a fixed income from your gift for your lifetime.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is often overlooked as an asset that you can use to make a gift. Consider making Metro Parks a beneficiary of your policy.

Photo: Mary Howell

Commemorative Giving

In Memory Of & In Honor Of Gifts

Honor your friends and family by making a generous, tax-deductible gift to Metro Parks. Your gift is a wonderful way to pay tribute to your loved ones.

  • Tree Dedication

    Was your loved one a nature enthusiast? Consider donating a tree in their honor. As it grows so will the legacy of your loved one!

  • Bench Dedication

    Did your loved one enjoy nature? Consider dedicating a bench in their honor that will provide a place of rest for visitors exploring the parks.

  • Brick Dedication

    For your loved ones who enjoyed nature, consider dedicating a ceremonial brick in their name, which can be placed at Scioto Audubon, Highbanks, Sharon Woods, Blendon Woods, and Blacklick Woods Metro Parks.

Photo: Barbara Ratliff

Volunteer Opportunities

Gifts of Time

All you need to become a volunteer is enthusiasm for our natural or cultural history, a willingness to learn and a desire to share with others. Work schedules are flexible and depend on your chosen assignment and park. No previous training or experience is needed; training programs are provided.

Metro Parks’ volunteers have fun, meet people and learn new skills while working in some of the most beautiful parkland in Ohio. Metro Parks maintains 20 parks comprising more than 28,500 acres of land. Volunteer opportunities are as varied as the Metro Parks themselves.