Metroparks Toledo is a system of parks and trails connecting people with nature in compelling and exciting ways. Wherever you are in Lucas County, you are just minutes away from a Metropark.
All Metroparks encompass beautiful scenery, open spaces and boast an open invitation to come and explore. Yet, no two Metroparks are alike. Every Metropark is different, and promises singular experiences and one-of-a-kind, natural attributes.
Metroparks provide a myriad of ways for people to connect with the natural world. What’s your pleasure? Biking? Hiking? Canoeing? Camping? Photography? There’s a Metropark for that—and no better place to come outside and play.
Metroparks not only conserves the most beautiful natural resources in the region, in many cases Metroparks restores them to their unaltered splendor. These are places that are meant for enjoyment. These are places people want to be.
Chances are, you’re only minutes from a Metropark. Consequently, you’re always just minutes from beautiful open spaces, and plenty of things to see and do the year round. Check this page often to discover everything happening at Metroparks.
Sometimes the best way to enjoy your Metroparks is to take an active role in helping support and sustain Metroparks in the future. What is your favorite way to get involved?
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Meet accounting manager, Lillie Frybarger
Meet environmental education specialist, Kendra Rison
Meet administrative assistant (programming), Nick Dian
Meet horticultural technician, Amy Szabo.
Meet production manager (marketing), Valerie Juhasz
Meet seasonal grounds maintenance, Amiee Newman.
Meet lead patrol ranger, Greg Mahlman
Meet park tech 1, Duane Prater
Meet park services supervisor, Anthony Amstutz
Meet horticultural technician, Dan Plat
Meet volunteer coordinator, Meredith Busic
Meet accounting assistant, Karin Shindel
Meet land steward, Brandon Perry
Meet Jim Shaw, part of the team building the Treehouse Village at Oak Openings Preserve.
Meet park services ranger (West Region), Jacob Rettenberger
Meet detective / safety services ranger, Steve Oneail
Meet outdoor skills interpreter, Amanda Domalski
Meet the regional manager of operations (east district), Chris Smalley
Meet special events manager, Ruth Griffin
Meet seed nursery coordinator, Penny Niday
Meet natural resources technician Jason Diver
Meet administrative project manager Jill Molnar
Meet information technology manager, Heather Mosqueda
Meet park programming coordinator, Jennifer Elsworth
Meet development specialist, Felica Clark
Meet volunteer coordinator Kelly Griffin.
Meet Park Technician Julian Kelson
Meet Sanja Jennings, a horticulture technician at Toledo Botanical Garden.
Meet Starr Semrau, administration assistant of operations
Meet Karen Menard, Monitoring and Research Supervisor
Meet Josh Brennemen , Metroparks GIS analyst.
Meet Brad Navarre, park supervisor at Pearson, Middlegrounds, Howard Marsh and Manhattan Marsh.