Park Features

Facilities And Amenities


Park Features

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The Barnyard

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General Information Brochure

Photo of The BarnyardThe Barnyard is designed as a relaxing place for visitors to enjoy watching and learning about farm life; it is not a petting zoo. Sheep, chickens, horses, goats and other domestic livestock are house in a portion of the Erie County Ohio Bicentennial Barn, which is located adjacent to outdoor pastures. Scheduled nature, environmental and historical programs are also held at The Barnyard from time to time.

The many farm animals living at The Barnyard are owned and cared for by a dedicated volunteer. For the health and safety of the animals and their visitors, the farm animals are on display only and are not available to touch or hold without staff supervision.

Please do not feed the animals. They are all on their own particular designated diet and variance from the routine may make them sick.

Animals are rotated in outdoor fields and depending on the day of your visit, you may see gentle horses grazing or frisky sheep and goats playing tag. Each visit to The Barnyard is a new and unique experience.

3907 Perkins Ave (Across from Osborn MetroPark)
Huron, OH 44839
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Erie MetroBark Park

Park Feature Guide

Memorial Brick Walkway

To register your dog(s) bring the following to Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center:

  •  Completed Registration From - Click HERE to download the form
  •  County Dog License or copy of license registration
  •  Official copy of shot records from your veterinarian showing updated vaccinations for rabies, distemper and parvovirus.

* A seperate registration form must be completed for each dog.


Photo of dog at Erie MetroBark

MetroBark Park is located east of the Maple Grove Center at Osborn MetroPark in Huron Township, with accessibility from Hull Road. The area is already a favorite for many dog owners that walk the park year round. Benches, water fountains, waste stations, shade trees and a covered shelter are located within the park.  A separate area for small, older or less active dogs is also available. Access will be through a secure, double-gated entry.  A bulletin board at the entrance will post announcements, rules and other information. Dogs need to run and socialize with other dogs to be healthy, both mentally and physically. Dog owners are required to stay in the dog park at all times while their dog is utilizing the dog park.

 Volunteers are needed! If you or someone you know is interested in helping with the MetroBark Park or to get more information, contact: 419-625-7783 x221 or DiscoverIt@eriemetroparks.org

First time at the Dog Park? Click Here for some helpful information!

3109 Hull Rd
Huron, OH  44839
(419) 625-7783 x221
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The Enchanted Cottage

The Enchanted Stone Cottage is one of our newest and most anticipated park features! Located at East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, 4011 Cleveland Road (State Route 6 West), The Enchanted Cottage was renovated with grant monies provided by ODNR Nature Works. The cottage is adjacent to the Stockdale Arboretum and features a beautiful deck overlooking Plum Brook Creek. Visitors can also use the outdoor brick oven to bake treats or snacks for their gatherings. Once inside, visitors will enjoy murals representing the four seasons by artist, Bob Waldron. Children’s books and puzzles line the bookshelves and stone fireplace thanks to generous local donors.

Photo of The Enchanted CottagePublic programs are held for young children involving literature, theatre, and nature. Many of these programs are free! In addition to public children’s programs, The Enchanted Cottage is available to the public by reservation for children’s themed and birthday parties.

For more information about availability, call our Visitor Service’s Department at 419-625-7783 ext. 221.

Disc Golf

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Outdoor Fitness Adventure

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