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Cannaley Treehouse Village

Thank You for Taking Metroparks to New Heights!

In order to reach a broad segment of the population and provide exciting new ways of connecting them to nature, Metroparks staff dreamed big.

They knew park visitors were already plying the waters and trails with kayaks and bikes. What was missing? That's when they remember the treehouses of their childhood.

The concept of a treehouse village became a vision when newly-acquired land in Swanton offered the perfect setting and the potential for a full-service trailhead.

After consulting on location and design with Nelson Treehouse and Supply, of the TV show Treehouse Masters,  the vision became a project. The now-completed Treehouse Village features four treehouses and three tent/hammock platforms for overnight camping, as well as a common treehouse linked by a canopy walk. It is ADA accessible and designed to meet the needs of individuals as well as groups.

Visit the Treehouse Village page for more information on each treehouse and how to book your stay in the trees. [Details]

  • Common Area Treehouse (will seat up to 49 and is available for day use by groups for meetings and retreats.)
  • Common Area Crow’s Nest
  • 2 Person Treehouse (2)
  • 4 Person Treehouse
  • 6 Person Treehouse
  • Tent/Hammock Platform (3)
  • Each Treehouse is heated and air conditioned 


A glimpse into the making of the Treehouse Village.



Project Complete

Because of the support of our entire community and beyond, we were able to surpass our goal of raising $1.5 million, making the Cannaley Treehouse Village a reality.

The Treehouse Village officially opened in July 2020, welcoming its first guests that summer. Demand for stays was so great in the first year that Metroparks utilized a raffle system to ensure everyone interested in staying received an equal chance to reserve their night in the trees. 

In order to ensure everyone in our community has the opportunity to enjoy this incredible place, Metroparks reserves Monday and Tuesday of every week as Community Days, providing free use of the Treehouse Village to community groups and nonprofits. The village will also host children participating in the Metroparks Connections Camp program each summer.


Thank You to Our Treehouse Village Supporters

Over 750 individuals and corporate donors came together to make this vision a reality. Signature level donors are recognized on site as well.

Leadership Supporter
James Cannaley Linda Najarian Cannaley

Canopy Level
Peg and Jerry Fye

Heights Level
Craig & Amy Findley
Therma-Tru Doors
Yark Subaru

Branch Level
Carrie & Brad Alexander and Dave & Carol Haddix
Buckeye Broadband
Lowe's Home Improvement Store #1643
RMF Nooter
Walleye Wishing Well Fund and the Helping Hens Fund at the Greater Toledo Community Foundation

Trunk Level
Anderson Foundation
The Lathrop Company
Mavillino Custom Homes

Roots Level
Aly Sterling Philanthropy
B. Hill'z Excavating
Friends of David Barnes
Milton Bennett Family
Blue Creek Cabinet Company
Cutting Edge Countertops
DWA Recreation
Daniel and Theresa Effler
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
First Solar Inc.
Chuck and Pat Gibson
Al and Jan Grant
Harms Hardwood
Gene and Ellen Hubbard
Andy and Rose Kandik
Knight Insurance Agency
Larry and Susan Kowalski
Mark Haynes Construction, Inc.
Martin + Wood Appraisal Group, Ltd.
Midland Title & Escrow, Ltd.
Mosser Construction Inc.
NBS Commercial Interiors
Owens Corning
Scott Electric LLC
The Senator Group
Sharon F. Simmons
John and Yolanda Danyi Szuch Family
Walt Churchill's Market
David and Nanci Westrick
Mel and Annette Wicks
The Yarder Manufacturing Company

Seed Supporters
21st Century Paints
Dick and Fran Anderson
A&J Landscape Center
Jeff and Jessica Bair
Balance Pan-Asian Grille
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Basista
Ben and Allie Batey
Brian Berkebile and Family in memory of Ronald Berkebile
Betco Corporation
Grace Bodley
Rey and Rosemary Boezi
Daniel Brown
Meredith Busic
Joe Clark
Coleman Systems, Inc.
Columbia Gas of Ohio
James and Kimberly Cooper
Michael and Mary Desmond
DGL Consulting Engineers LLC
Richard and Janet Dickas
David and Wilma DiManna
The EDGE Group
DJ and Sarah Effler
Finley Hauling, Inc.
Josh and Lauren Green
Habitec Security
John R. and Susan Hadley
Sue Hague-Rogers
Gerald & Jeannine Hoeffel Foundation
Sue and Bill Horvath
Hattie Kate Howell
Adele Jasion
Leo and Sharon Knox
Matt Kripke
Joe Lampkowski
Jack Lawrence
Louisville Title Agency
Mark and Sandy Leutke
Molly Luetke
Mansour Wealth Management
Mastin Septic and Well/Co-Man Portables
Jack Mayer
Gail and Don Mewhort III
New Era Technology
Sheri and David Neufeld
Owen, Collin, Connor
Susan Pohlod
Jay and Sue Ryno
Margaret Sattler
Jim and Sue Scheib
SIP Coffee
SJS Investment Consulting
Michael Tamor and Helen Michaels
Leslie and Mark Tansey
Rhoda Taylor/Adohr Corp.
Terrabilt, Inc.
Tom and Lynnette Titus
Valle Homes
Vetter Family
Sue Wilson
David and Mary Charles Woodward
Matt, Katie, Amelia and Pierson Yarder
Dave and Pam Zenk

With thanks to our Project Partners
Century Equipment
The Collaborative
Colonial Signs
Lary Fast
Metroparks Construction Crew
Nelson Treehouse
The Yarder Manufacturing Company

Treehouse Campaign Committee Members
Linda Cannaley, Honorary Chair
Carrie Alexander, Chair
Ben Batey
Sue Hague-Rogers
Molly Luetke
Leslie Tansey
Sharon Simmons

Metroparks Toledo Foundation Board Members
Joe Napoli
Richard Hylant
Tom Titus
Dan Anderson
Patty Jankowski
Adele Jasion
Don Rettig
John Szuch
Matt Yarder




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