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Find a MetroPark near you.

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 13 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

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June - August

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Nature Camps

Set up camp and settle in for the best week of the summer! Our nature camps are non-stop excitement and loaded with educational experiences that no child should be without! Click the button below to check out all of the amazing opportunities in store!




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Run the Rock 5k

Castalia Quarry MetroPark

The Friends of Erie MetroParks are pleased to announce the 5th Annual "Run the Rock" 5-K trail run/walk! Pre-register by May 30th and receive a hat! Cost is $15. Registration also available on race day for $17.




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Get Fit Club

Osborn MetroPark

Zumba is not only a workout; it’s a party! Get ready to dance and have some fun with instructor Patricia Cromer. Please bring a yoga mat.


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.

Erie MetroParks is supported by funds created by a small property tax levy, which periodically comes up for renewed voter approval. In 2014, the cost per Erie County property valued at $100k was $33.69 per year. Thanks to your continued support, the people of Erie County will be able to enjoy the benefits provided by your MetroParks!

Click below to view our Strategic Plan: Vision, Mission Goals and Plans for the Future.

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Dog Park

The Erie MetroBark off-leash dog park is located east of the Maple Grove Center at Osborn MetroPark in Huron Township, with accessibility from Hull Road. The area is already a favorite for many dog owners that walk the park year round. Dogs must be registered to use the MetroBark. 

Find out how to register your dog today!

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