WHO IS METROPARKS TOLEDO? The mission of Metroparks Toledo is to conserve the region’s natural resources by creating, developing, improving, protecting, and promoting clean, safe, and natural parks and open spaces for the benefit, enjoyment, education, and general welfare of the public. People who love working at Metroparks are truly excited to live our mission every day. Working here, you can “get outside yourself” knowing your teammates show up daily – living the Metroparks Way – our promise to maintain a fun atmosphere, while valuing high achievement, accountability, creativity, employee well-being and a dedication to mission and vision for the community’s future. We think we’re pretty great, but so do others… Metroparks Toledo was voted the #1 Park District in America in 2020. We fulfilled our promise to have a park within 5 miles of every resident in Lucas County and we are leading the restoration of our downtown riverfront – creating a truly unique destination that will revitalize and elevate our region for generations to come. Metroparks Toledo is rooted in conservation and continuously branching out in new ways to connect people with nature. Over 6 million people a year visit 19 parks to play, learn, relax and enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits nature provides. Northwest Ohio is home to Metroparks Toledo’s over 12,000 acres of parks, preserves, greenways, mountain bike trails, and water trails. Metroparks not only conserves the most beautiful natural resources in the regions, in many cases Metroparks restores the to their unaltered splendor. All Metroparks encompass beautiful scenery, open spaces and boast an open invitation to come and explore. Our slogan, “Get Outside Yourself,” is an invitation to look beyond yourself and your own neighborhood to discover the natural treasures found in our region. It is what the residents of Lucas county and Metroparks employees have embraced as our award winning park system continues to grow at a breathtaking pace. It’s an exciting time to live in Northwest Ohio. Metroparks play a vital role in our community by providing a world class park system that is impacting the economic resurgence and vitality of the communities we serve while stewarding the precious natural resources of the region. Visit us at www.MetroparksToledo.com to learn about our Metroparks, how we are making an impact on our community, and how you can be a part of that mission.