Rules and Regulations

Everyone is welcome. We invite you to come and explore.


Open 7 a.m. to dark, every day.


Free. Programs and attractions may have a fee.


Metroparks primary funding source is a countywide, 1.4 mill property tax levy for operations. The 10-year levy was last approved in November 2007. A 0.9 mill, 10-year levy for operations, park development and land acquisition was approved in November 2012.

Rules and regulations are set by the Board of Park Commissioners, governing body of Metroparks, to protect the public as well as the natural and historical resources entrusted to Metroparks stewardship. Download the complete rules and regulations below.


Dogs are welcome in all Metroparks, except Toledo Botanical Garden and Westwinds. Dogs must be on leashes at all times. Dogs are not permitted in playground areas or buildings.


Parking is permitted in designated spaces only. Parking is not permitted on the grass.


Metroparks are alcohol-free. Alcohol is permitted in select rental facilities, subject to terms of the rental agreement.

Trail Use

Walking trails are for pedestrian use only. Bicycles and rollerblades are permitted on all-purpose trails, unless otherwise indicated.

Drones Prohibited

Flying drones and use of other remote-controlled aircraft and watercraft is prohibited in the Metroparks. Drone use permits are issued for Westwinds Metropark. Information


Metroparks rangers patrol by car, foot and bike, making them available to visitors in all areas of the Metroparks. Rangers are state certified peace officers, trained for emergency response, investigation and reporting. They enforce federal and state laws as well as Park District bylaws and regulations. Metroparks rangers are engaged in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies process.

Download our complete Metroparks Rules and Regulations

Download our complete Facility Rules and Regulations

Download our complete Campground Rules and Regulations