Explore Your MetroParks

Enjoy family fun and recreation within nearly 5,000 acres of green space in eleven parks open daily at MetroParks. The many amenities available to enhance your park experience include natural and paved trails for hiking, biking, running, or walking. There are also numerous play areas, fishing spots, reservable facilities, shelters and camp sites, a dog park, as well as a reservable Athletic Complex. Water recreation is made possible through creeking as well as rentable kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Regularly scheduled programs and FUN special events will also add to your enjoyment of the parks.

Upcoming Programs & Events

  • Show & Tell on the Farm - Natural Foods

    August 16, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Natural Foods come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, smells and, of course, tastes. Come to Show and Tell and learn what is growing on the farm through hands-on activities... and help feed the animals! FREE program for all ages.

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  • Butterfly Hunt

    August 18, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am

    Join Bob Nuhn on a hunt for butterflies and their predators! Bob has had the butterfly "bug" since childhood and has led a local butterfly count for years - even submitting his findings to the North American Butterfly Association! Dress for exploring tall grassy areas. Participants should bring their own water and sunscreen. Program is weather dependent.

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  • Prairie Tour

    August 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Join our MetroParks volunteers on an educational hike to learn all about the history and plant species of the beautiful prairies at Salamander Run! Please note: this program is weather dependent

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  • Show & Tell on the Farm - Let's Grow a Pizza

    August 19, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Let's Grow a Pizza at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead during Show and Tell! Take home your very own mini pizza garden and visit the beautiful Augspurger House, playscape, and farm animals, too. FREE program for all ages.

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