• Camping

    Remember the excitement of your first backyard campout? Metroparks has several options for you and your family to camp in the Metroparks. We have tent campsites, cabins and the Cannaley Treehouse Village.
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    Remember the excitement of your first backyard campout? Metroparks has several options for you and your family to camp in the Metroparks. We have tent campsites, cabins and the Cannaley Treehouse Village.
  • Special Events and Programs

    Learn about our most popular camps, events and programs.
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    Learn about our most popular camps, events and programs.
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Discover Metroparks

Now is always a great time to visit. 

There’s always something to do at a Metropark, and always something new to learn. Metroparks offer a number of free or low-cost educational programs and events for children and adults. 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take advantage of structured programs and events. You’ll experience stunning scenery close to home. You’ll see history where it happened. Best of all, you’re sure to learn something new while gaining an even greater appreciation for the natural world.


Latest From Our Blog

News and Notes from Metroparks

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The Jeweled Acrobats

Dragonflies are some of the oldest insects on earth. These beautiful animals took to the air long before dinosaurs walked the earth and were enormous---- the largest having a wingspan of two and a half feet! However, today, you may only encounter a “large” dragonfly at only three inches long. Lucas County is home to approximately 95 species of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) and Ohio has more than 150 species, with interesting names like “Dragonhunter,” “Dasher,” “Darner,” and “Clubtail.”

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“Unexpected” Findings in the Oak Openings

Sometimes there is joy in the “unexpected.” In the Oak Openings region, the “unexpected” may appear as a new research finding, a certain state-listed plant found emerging in a newly restored area or the discovery of a rare wildlife species.

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How Not to Camp with Toddlers Series

The goal was to create real advice—that turned into many mishaps and hilarious stories. Now I am just sharing them with you to set the parenting bar really low. You can do better than this. A new blog post will be added each week.

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