The naturalists at Erie MetroParks are happy to present Nature School!

Erie MetroParks is challenging you to walk 50 miles in two months! Click below to download a log sheet

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.

12 Public Parks

30 Miles of Trails

300+ Free Public Programs Every Year

50 Years of Conservation & Preservation


Erie MetroParks’ mission is to conserve natural resources while connecting the community with nature through education and exploration.

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!

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MetroBark Dog Park


Photo Galleries

Go Take a Hike Activity Passport

Facility Closures & Program Cancellations

Steinen Wildlife Area will be closed to the public from September 25 through December 28 for youth controlled hunts.

Edison Woods MetroPark will be closed to the public on Tuesday, October 27. The MetroPark will reopen on Wednesday, October 28.

For information about COVID-19 related closures, CLICK HERE.