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Deer walking through a field in fall

Hunting in the Metroparks

By on September 24, 2021


We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you next season!

***One must have an Ohio Hunting License, Permit (issued by the Ashtabula Metroparks Operations Manager), and follow all Ohio Department of Natural Resources Hunting Rules while hunting on permitted Metroparks property.


Public Notice

By on May 25, 2021

Public Notice Motorized Vehicles 5 21 2021
Public Notice 5 21 2021

Local Newspaper Articles

By on April 30, 2021

Thank you Star Beacon!

Great article – Check out the Hello Spring 2021 from the Gazette!

Amazon Smile

By on March 29, 2021

An Amazon Smile Account to benefit the Ashtabula County Metroparks via the Ashtabula County Parks Foundation has been established, use the attached  link  Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to the Parks Foundation.  You must do all your shopping through Amazon Smile which will link up directly with your current Amazon account.


*** To benefit the Ashtabula County Metroparks please select “Ashtabula County Parks Foundation” when shopping on Amazon Smile.

Please note:

  •  Gifts of appreciated stock can help reduce capital gain tax and remain a great way to make a gift.


  •  If you have reached the age currently 72 ½ where you need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRA’s, you can avoid paying taxes on them by donating that money directly to charity. This effectively reduces your adjusted gross income.


  • Please consult with your tax advisor to determine the best strategy for your philanthropic gifts.


Thank you for all of your support!



Camp Peet

We are pleased to announce the parks have re-opened!

By on March 16, 2021

The Ashtabula County Metroparks have reopened the parks, pavilions and campsites. 

It is our priority to maintain the parks and operations with your safety in mind.  We will continue to follow Governor DeWine and the Ashtabula County General Health Department’s recommended safety protocols.   Please see the following COVID-19 Rules and Guidelines that allow the parks to remain open:  

  • Wear a mask – everyone 2 years of age and older wear a mask in public.
  • Social distancing – stay a least 6 feet from others that don’t live in your household.
  • Limit the people in-doors and at the pavilions to 30% maximum capacity.

Thank you for your continued support!


Spring Wilflowers Video

Ohio wildflowers which will be popping up

By on March 10, 2021

Ohio wildflowers which will be popping up

ODNR Chief Botanist, Rick Gardner shares some interesting wildflower information in this video, as well as when Ohio’s wildflowers bloom and the best locations to view them.

Nature Nugget: Check out the following video on different Ohio wildflowers which will be popping up across the area soon!

waxwing bird on tree branch

September Bird Walk Hatches Corners

By on March 10, 2021

Recent Sam Wharram bird walk at Hatches Corners Metropark led by Marc Hanneman. Photos courtesy of Bobbie Rochow and Jeff & Kerri Coy


Orange-Crowned Warbler

By on March 5, 2021

Orange-Crowned Warbler

Something you may see during May is the Orange-crowned Warbler

These don’t nest in Ohio, but you may see them fly through as they head north into Canada. You’ll see them more commonly in western states also. They winter in southern US states and in Mexico.

Learn more about The Biggest Week in American Birding>

More info at:  Ohio Nature Conservancy

asphalt parking lot in fall

New Trailhead parking area: Western Reserve Greenway Trail

By on November 19, 2019

A new parking area has been constructed on the Greenway Trail near Roaming Shores and is now open. The address is 2700 Rome Rock Creek Road.  Parking  is limited to persons wishing to hike, bike or cross country ski on the Greenway; vehicles pulling snowmobile trailers are to use the Lampson Staging Area Trailhead on Lampson Rd in Austinburg.