Controlled Deer Hunt

Hunters over the age of 18 are invited to participate in a lottery hunt at Edison Woods MetroPark. Click the button below for full details.

Join the Friends of Erie MetroPark for the annual Kickoff Event at The Coupling MetroPark. September 8th @ 2:59pm

The Erie County Regional Planning Commission’s Metropolitan Planning Organization staff is currently updating the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Please consider participating in these 2 surverys to help us better understand our pedestrian and bicycling communities.

13 Public Parks

30 Miles of Trails

300+ Free Public Programs Every Year

50 Years of Conservation & Preservation

The Erie County Metropolitan Park District was created in 1968, with the name changed to Erie MetroParks in 1991. Starting with Osborn MetroPark (formerly the Osborn Prison Honor Farm), Erie MetroParks has grown to include 12 parks or preserves. Many of the properties that are managed by the park district are maintained in their natural state in keeping with the role assigned by the Ohio Revised Code. Areas used for active recreation are designed to have minimal impact on the natural environment of the parks. Each park is very unique and allows for a variety of activities for people of all ages!

Upcoming Events

Mon 26
Fri 30

Enchanted Story Time

August 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Free
Sep 04

Campfire Cooking

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free
OUR MISSION

Under the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code, the mission of Erie MetroParks is to preserve, conserve, protect, and enhance the natural and unique historical resources of the park district. Further, to provide opportunities for visitors and residents to use, enjoy, understand and appreciate these resources in a responsible, sustainable manner.

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