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Community. Now More Than Ever.

We appreciate your support and love for our great Metroparks, now more than ever. 

Thanks to our community’s support, we have safe outdoor places for people to enjoy across our entire county. We have fields for hiking, overlooks for reflection, and trails for exploring. We have blooming flowers and rushing rivers. Safe, clean, natural space when we need it most.

While there is much uncertainty right now, we know one thing for sure—our community is strong. We have heard from many of you if there are things you can do to help during this time. Knowing that so many are in need right now, we’re happy to share a few ideas:

Help Keep Our Parks Open 

Please help us spread the message about following social distancing rules in the parks. We are working hard to keep them open and we need your help!

If you are going to a Metropark to exercise and enjoy nature alone or with members of your household, we are here for you, and implore you to follow the guidelines we have set out for safe social distancing in the parks:



If you have not already, please read The Blade editorial co-authored by Metroparks executive director, Dave Zenk.

Read The Article

Help Our Community

For those interested, we encourage you to consider helping with our community’s greatest needs right now: 

Donate Food and Personal Care and Cleaning Goods

There is a current collaborative effort through donateTLC to collect donations for those affected locally by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to fill the donation center with cleaning and personal hygiene products as well as personal protective equipment for first responders and health care workers.

Pack Resource Kits

Go to, click on our “community resource database,” and search for shelters or food pantries near you.

Make A Face Mask

Due to the nationwide shortage of healthcare masks, our local health care systems are welcoming donations of handmade masks. For those interested in assisting, please reach out to the healthcare system directly:

Mercy Health: contact Christine Heflinger at 419-215-9170 or to coordinate your donation.

ProMedica: Fabric Mask Cover Website

Stay Connected 

Check out our Socially Safe Activities

While programs are cancelled check back regularly as we will be adding more activities for you and your family to do over the next few weeks.

Find Activities

Are you a Metroparks Member? Join our new Metroparks Members Facebook Group.

We welcome you to join the Metroparks Membership Facebook Group where you can interact with other Members and enjoy virtual Member-only experiences. Keep updated on event changes, community activities and special members programs. To join today Click Here and select “Join”.