Special Events & Programs

Programs and events that foster connections to your Metroparks.

Venture into the woods and prairies with a naturalist. Travel back in time with a historical interpreter. Experience an outdoor adventure that you thought you could only have on vacation. At Metroparks we are dedicated to helping students of all ages make real-world connections by providing opportunities to better understand and appreciate northwest Ohio’s unique ecosystems and the animals that live here. 

Everyone Welcome
Metroparks does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability or age in the delivery of programs and services. For assistance, call Customer Service at 419-407-9700.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible. Please tell us your needs at the time of registration, but no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. For additional information or questions, please contact Ashley Smith at 419-265-2920 or

Metroparks Inclusive Programs

For assistance registering for a program, call Customer Service at 419-407-9700 or email at

Public Program Scholarships
Don't let program fees be an obstacle for you or your family to participate in a Metroparks Toledo program. Scholarships are a form of financial assistance offered to eligible Lucas County residents based on financial need. Scholarships provide 50% of the program fees for families.

Financial Assistance


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Metroparks Extended Hours

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Take the Trail Challenge

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Mud Hens Host Staff Outing at Side Cut

Employees of the Toledo Mud Hens take aim at Side Cut during a staff outing. You can design a custom Metroparks adventure for your group, too. Schedule programs with Metroparks naturalists and outdoor skills instructors for your private event. Archery, kayaking, night hikes, snowshoeing and wigwam building are just a few ideas. See our list of activities/prices. Customize and combine activities for a memorable company outing, church picnic, birthday party or other event.

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Vernal Pool Monitoring

The Metroparks Vernal Pool Monitoring Program raises public awareness about the existence of vernal pools and their importance to local biodiversity, allows people to participate in a field-research based program, and establishes baseline information about the overall biodiversity for a selected vernal pool.

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