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Lauren Babson
· September 13, 2016
Just reserved the Roche de Bout shelter house in Farnsworth Park and it is, by far, one of the best venues we've ever had. It's the right cost for a shower or ...small party, the kitchen is great, the view from the patio is amazing, you get it for the entire day, and the park rangers are friendly and accommodating. I could keep going but I was so impressed with everything from reservation to clean up. Please keep supporting these great locations. See More
Joe Castle
· June 17, 2016
I would give the metroparks a 5 if they would update the camping rules at Oak Openings and other locations. The metroparks are a beautiful resource that legitim...ately cannot be fully enjoyed in a day in many cases. My secondary issue is the disallowance of hammock camping. A ranger informed me it hurt the trees but with today's update hammock setups this is far from the truth. I hope that someday these old ways can be updated soon. See More
Peter Funk
· September 20, 2016
My outlet to nature as a child, the provider of many a serene walk, and a view back in time to an unspoiled age.
Eric Lafferty
· May 19, 2016
Side Cut Metropark is right in our back yard. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. My family likes to fish and kayak, and the Metroparks give us great opportu...nities to do so. They are all kept very clean and safe, and are one of the best things about the Greater Toledo area. I love that they keep expanding programs and coming up with new ways for visitors to enjoy the parks. Side Cut and Wiregrass are our favorites. See More
Rachel Beringer Miller
· October 5, 2016
All of our Metroparks are truly a peaceful getaway from city life. Toledo would be unbearable without them.
Paulette Bond
· September 23, 2016
Absolutely great- peaceful - I enjoyed being down along the creek- sitting on a bench listening to the birds and rolling water along the rocks
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Joseph Bush
· September 18, 2016
The trails, the people, nature, I love my parks, best way my taxes are spent.
Matthew DopplerMatt Davenport
· March 15, 2016
Proud volunteer/supporter and event goer! One of the true beauties of the Toledo area. Many other similar or larger cities in the US don't have anywhere near as... good of a metroparks system as Toledo.....some don't have any at all (Nashville). Its something to treasure and love for our future generations. Its nature at its finest. See More
Christi Wilkins
· March 2, 2016
I received a $93 parking ticket over the weekend for parking in the grass right next to a paved parking spot. About 15 other cars were doing so as well. I have ...been to special events where this has been allowed. Over the last couple of weekends with the few gorgeous days we have had, and many times over my numerous visits to the Metropark, there have not been enough parking spots at Wildwood. I am paying my ticket because I did violate this regulation, however I don't think I'll be attending this park anymore. I don't even have access to parking. See More
Molly Ryan
· May 13, 2015
The best kept secret of toledo. The metroparks are a gem and I wish every city cared about nature as much as we do!
Robert Perkins
· May 6, 2016
still upset over harassment by over-zealous ranger at oak openings. no response from metroparks about my complaint.
Mike Guhl
· November 30, 2015
What a treasure we have in our Metropark system. Simply the best!!!
PJ Gould
· April 15, 2016
Oak Openings is a great place for horse riders and hikers and family outings.
Lea MacLaren
· December 25, 2015
Fun for kids and love the manor house at Christmas!
Cassie Pastor
· August 31, 2015
Hey thanks for the nice bench swing on the big woods trail! Just discovered it on my morning walk
Erin O'Connell
· November 8, 2015
I love the metro parks especially Side Cut and Oak Openings. So accessible but tranquil
Jean F. Rahm
· July 10, 2014
I love the beautiful, relaxing, refreshing get-a-ways among the trees. So nicely kept.
Kelli Bennett Routsong
April 6, 2013
Saw my very first barn owl in the wild this morning on the Wabash Cannonball North through Oak Openings. Doesn't get any cooler than that!
Catherine MillerSheerin
· December 12, 2015
Toledo Metropark System is fantastic! If you don't enjoy them frequently, you're foolish .
Dave Miller
· December 11, 2015
One of the best Family and Friends festivity in Toledo.
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Thank you, Toledo!
- Best Place to Kayak: Middlegrounds (finalist: Farnsworth)
- Best Park: Wildwood Preserve (finalist: Side Cut)
- Favorite Free Thing to Do in Toledo: Visit Any Metropark

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Great things are happening in the neighborhood. We are thrilled to be part of it.

It's long been semi-abandoned with warehouses, but now a park and renewed interest in business has people flocking to the 'Middlegrounds.'
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FEB26
Sun 9:00 AM ESTSecor MetroparkLucas, OH
36 people interested · 4 people going

Learn about coyotes in Ohio this Sunday afternoon from 2 to 3:30 in the Buehner Center at Oak Openings. Part of the Adult Winter Learning Series. Our speaker will be Jaron Beck from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, District 2. Free. Register: https://goo.gl/A2ZGF7

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The fifth and final open house about the Maumee River Water Trail is this evening at Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami Street, Toledo. Come any time between 5:30 and 7 to learn more about the designation and how it would improve paddling on our great river.

Metroparks of Toledo currently includes fourteen parks, each connecting parks to people and people with nature in compelling and exciting ways. Soon, everyone in Lucas County will live within a mere hop, skip and a jump from a Metropark.
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Four Presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln – are immortalized in granite in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota. But several other presidents were also connected to Mt. Rushmore National Monument.

President Calvin Coolidge first dedicated the monument in 1927, before it was finished, and President George H.W. Bush dedicated it again on the 50th anniversary of its opening in 1991. President Franklin Delano Roosevel...t was in office in 1941 when the giant sculptures were completed. FDR was a distant relative of the earlier President Roosevelt, “Teddy,” who was considered the “conservation president” and signed the Antiquities Act of 1906 that established the first National Monuments.

It was during this period in American History, in 1928, that the Toledo Metropolitan Park District was born. There were seven Metroparks by 1941, the year that the monument was completed, and workers from FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps program were at work in all seven.

Today, there are 14 Metroparks, and we hope you spend part of your Presidents Day holiday exploring them.

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Forecast for this weekend: Busy parks! With 14 Metroparks, there is room to roam.

Metroparks of Toledo currently includes fourteen parks, each connecting parks to people and people with nature in compelling and exciting ways. Soon, everyone in Lucas County will live within a mere hop, skip and a jump from a Metropark.
metroparkstoledo.com|By Metroparks of the Toledo Area

Any special event is even more special when it's in a Metropark. Coming to an open house at one of our facilities is an easy way to shop for just the right location for your wedding, reception, shower, reunion, business meeting or other gathering.

Metroparks of Toledo currently includes fourteen parks, each connecting parks to people and people with nature in compelling and exciting ways. Soon, everyone in Lucas County will live within a mere hop, skip and a jump from a Metropark.
metroparkstoledo.com|By Metroparks of the Toledo Area

Congratulations to Tim Schetter, director of natural resources, who was honored last night with the Jack Hanna Conservation Award from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association. The award was for Tim's work over the past 14 years acquiring land to expand the park district and restoring natural areas. Metroparks won 10 other awards, including a record six first place honors from the statewide organization.

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Help Wanted
Metroparks is hiring for seasonal help in Grounds Maintenance and Natural Resources.

Metroparks of the Toledo Area is a public agency serving the citizens of Lucas County by providing a regional system of clean, safe, natural parks.
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Make your voice heard! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is updating the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, and you can participate by taking the SCORP survey. The ODNR and others - including Metroparks - use the survey results when making plans to serve the outdoor recreation needs of our state and local communities.

Take the survey: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0BAo7a34PZhC0TP

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The Winterquest Snowtacular cross country ski race and kids snowshoe obstacle course planned for Saturday is canceled. Watch for more Winterquest events when the weather permits.

There's still time to register!

FEB12
Sun 6:00 PM ESTOak Openings Preserve MetroparkSwanton, OH
291 people interested · 37 people going

Teen CITs learn leadership skills while spending time outdoors helping at Metroparks summer camps.

Metroparks of Toledo currently includes fourteen parks, each connecting parks to people and people with nature in compelling and exciting ways. Soon, everyone in Lucas County will live within a mere hop, skip and a jump from a Metropark.
metroparkstoledo.com|By Metroparks of the Toledo Area
DEC2
Dec 2 - Dec 10Wildwood Preserve MetroparkToledo, OH
4 people interested · 1 person going
Preserving northwest Ohio's natural heritage with clean, safe natural parks, nationally-significant historical sites and more than 100 miles of trails. Open every day of the year, 7 a.m. to dark, free of charge.
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MAY20
Sat 10:00 AM EDTSide Cut MetroparkMaumee, OH
2,598 people interested · 232 people going
JUN10
Sat 9:30 PM EDTWildwood Preserve MetroparkToledo, OH
123 people interested · 16 people going
JUL9
Sun 9:30 PM EDTOak Openings Preserve MetroparkSwanton, OH
116 people interested · 10 people going
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