Metroparks was voted #1 Park in America in 2020! Metroparks Toledo is a system of parks and trails connecting people with nature in compelling and exciting ways. Wherever you are in Lucas County, you are minutes away from a Metropark. 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 mays 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. 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. We have completed Phase 1 or a new downtown park along the Maumee River, the largest tributary in the Great Lakes and one of the most productive walleye fisheries in the world. We recently fulfilled our promise we made to have a park within five miles of every resident of Lucas County. 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 to learn about our Metroparks, how we are making an impact on our community, and how you can be a part of that mission. Metroparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.