The naturalists at Erie MetroParks are happy to present Nature School!
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!
MetroBark Dog Park
Go Take a Hike Activity Passport