A World-Class Park System
A collection of special places.
Up to four million times a year, people choose to spend time in a Metropark. People recognize that parks are special places to gather, to exercise, recreate and learn about nature.
Metroparks protect our community’s natural resources by using public dollars responsibly to conserve, preserve and restore areas that provide remarkable environmental and economic value for all of northwest Ohio. Parks and open space benefit the community by helping clean the air and water, retain storm water, provide essential habitat for wildlife and enhance property values. Currently, Metroparks is building on one of the world’s great park systems with abundant beauty and biodiversity, boundless opportunities for outdoor adventure, a rich historic legacy and careful planning for the future.