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!



Our parks

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.


Hang out with park naturalists as they talk about nature.



Come explore our 9-hole disc golf course.


Photo Gallery

Take a look inside Erie MetroParks.




Erie MetroParks’ mission is to conserve natural resources while connecting

the community with nature through education and exploration.



The Coupling MetroPark

The Coupling MetroPark

The Coupling MetroParkThis 26 acre park is located on an undisturbed Huron River flood plain. There are many beautiful trails to enjoy the Virginia Bluebells that cover the river bank in the early spring. The Coupling’s restored facilities may be reserved by the...

Eagle Point

Eagle Point

Community Foundation Preserve at Eagle PointEagle Point provides countless opportunities to enjoy nature from birdwatching, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and more! Designated as a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail, this park offers excellent birding year-round and can...

Edison Woods MetroPark

Edison Woods MetroPark

Edison Woods MetroPark With approximately 1300 acres of sandstone cliffs, wetlands, woodlands, and meadows, Edison Woods is home to a variety of seasonal wild flowers, rare plants, amphibians and reptiles. Edison Woods MetroPark includes approximately 550 acres of...

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.

Erie MetroParks Nature on Wheels