Beautiful, natural areas for you to enjoy.

Since 1948, protecting high quality natural areas has been an integral part of Metro Parks’ mission. We protect more than 27,700 acres forests, prairies, grasslands, rivers, streams and wetlands.

We manage our natural resources in a manner that provides the optimal composition of native communities, and benefits the largest diversity of native species possible. More than 2,400 plant and animal species have been documented, including several state and federal endangered ones.

Discover the Natural Wonders of Your Park

As a result of Metro Parks conservation efforts, park visitors can see a diverse array of plants and animals ranging from a ruby–throated humming bird weighing in at 3 grams to a 1,000-pound burly bison. We hope that these natural delights that you chance upon when out in a park will fill you with a sense of connection, vibrancy and awe.

News & Upcoming Programs for Nature Lovers

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Spectacular fall colors blanket Metro Parks

With colder weather comes changing landscapes and spectacular fall color. Head out to your favorite Metro Park and marvel at the vibrant reds, warming yellows and fiery oranges that blanket …Read More

Behold the flowers of fall

Autumn takes your breath away with its fabulous canvas of changing colors, but it also takes the blooms away. Those wonderful flowers that delight the eye throughout summer fade away …Read More

Feathered friends flock through the parks

KATIE BENNETT, Clear Creek Naturalist Fall in Ohio welcomes cooler temperatures, a painted landscape and significant activity among our avian friends. The changing weather, a safe place to rest and …Read More

Tim Talks: Abounding wildlife at your Metro Parks

From bald eagles to salamanders to foxes, you’ll find abounding wildlife at your Metro Parks. SEE MORE TIM TALKS VIDEOS Tell us your story

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!