Are you ready to get outside?

Metro Parks are ideal places to help you feel one with nature. You can take a stroll on more than 230 miles of trails, enjoy more active pursuits such as biking, canoeing, hiking, and even bring your leashed pet for a leisurely walk in the woods. There are nature centers, natural play areas, picnic shelters, fishing places, even a climbing wall and via ferrata. Come explore, it’s your nature!

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Bat surveys yield good news

CARRIE MORROW Assistant Resource Manager Throughout the spring and summer months, the Resource Management staff, naturalists and volunteers get together every other week to watch bats emerge from some very …Read More

A personal perspective on the state nature preserve at Highbanks

HONOUR LACKEY Visitor Engagement Intern When you think of Metro Parks, maybe you think of the events like WAGfest or SciotoFest. Maybe you think of activities like climbing the rock …Read More

Behind the Parks: Meet Megan at Inniswood

Megan Fleischer Horticulturist, Inniswood Metro Gardens Hometown and background I’m from Perrysburg, which is about 12 miles southwest of Toledo in northwest Ohio and has a population of about 25,000. …Read More

A Metro Parks TV reviewer lives the 19th-century life

Metro Parks’ Human Resources Director, Renee Telfer, has been entertaining Metro Parks’ staff in our internal newsletter with a series of reviews of her favorite TV programs, always with an …Read More

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!