Another location and an extra day to kayak. A new place for dogs to play. Summer traditions return, and full calendar of events awaits. Memorial Weekend is the start of summer in the Metroparks. Here is what you can expect.
Secor is a natural symphony of contrasts featuring tall trees, rolling sands, wet lowlands, meadows and prairies.
A mini Oak Openings with virtues all its own.
Many distinguishing characteristics of this charming park include its location in the Oak Openings Region, northwest Ohio's largest concentration of native dogwood and a restored tallgrass prairie.
The park opened in 1953, made possible from the revenue from a parking lot bequeathed by Arthur J Secor. The land had once belonged to the Jacob Wolfinger Farm, and a family cemetery is still maintained onsite. It is the only cemetery in existence in Richfield township.
In 2003, The National Center for Nature Photography opened on the site, rotating exhibits from prominent nature photographers. Additional attractions and amenities include large picnic areas, playing fields, indoor meeting rooms and picnic shelters, and wildlife feedings stations with indoor viewing areas, called Windows on Wildlife.
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Toledo Area Media has assembled a collection of drone photography taken in the Metroparks and elsewhere for a unique exhibit open through March.
To help plan your event, the Customer Service Dept. holds open houses throughout the year in buildings at six Metroparks where you can see the facilities and talk with staff about your questions before you reserve a date.