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 14 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!
Erie MetroParks maintains 14 public parks and recreation areas with over 30 miles of trails.
Erie MetroParks offers over 300 free programs every year.
Erie MetroBark Dog Park
Bring your pet and play at our professionally maintained three acre dog park.
OFF TRAIL PODCASTS
Hang out with park naturalists as they talk about nature.
DISC GOLF COURSE
Come explore our 9-hole disc golf course.
Take a look inside Erie MetroParks.
Erie MetroParks’ mission is to conserve natural resources while connecting
the community with nature through education and exploration.
Erie MetroParks Nature on Wheels
Erie MetroParks Nature on Wheels is an award-winning mobile nature unit used to bring nature science to urban communities.