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Special Events & Programs

Programs and events that make learning fun. 

Venture into the woods and prairies with a naturalist. Travel back in time with a historical interpreter. Plan an outdoor learning experience. 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. Programs are offered year-round and are generally free to Lucas County residents.

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.

Program Cancellation Policy
When a Level 2 and 3 Snow Emergency is declared by the Lucas County Sheriff, all Metroparks programs are cancelled. When a Level 1 Snow Emergency is declared, please check our program hotline at 419-407-9771 for a recorded message about the status of scheduled programs and any special instructions.

New Reservation System
Metroparks is changing to a new reservation system. All new users will need to create a new account. If you are a Metroparks or Toledo Botanical Garden Member, please call 419-407-9700 to speak with Customer Service to register for programs and receive your Members discount.

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View our January, February and March Program Guide (PDF)

Escape the Manor House

Do you have what it takes to escape the Manor House?
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Take the Trail Challenge

Hike, Bike or Paddle to your goal.
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Request a Group Program

Kayaking, Archery, Walks, More
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