The Outdoors Remain Open.

As our nation responds to this unprecedented situation, your Metroparks are essential places where we can all escape and relax in nature. We’re doing all we can to help you and your family stay healthy and happy.

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  • COVID-19 Updates

    The latest information regarding Metroparks response to COVID-19.
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    The latest information regarding Metroparks response to COVID-19.

Closures and Cancellations

Protecting the health of park visitors and employees.
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Policy and Public Safety

Stay Informed, Stay Safe.
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Programming

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Technology Explorer: Search for Spring

Let your smart devices be your guide into nature escapes at your Metroparks. Use your technology to navigate to marked locations to discover the cool things happening in our parks.

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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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Your Dose of Vitamin N