September 28, 2017
Invitation to Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening of Eyring Wetlands Preserve Metropark, for Hiking and Public Access
September 28, 2017. All are invited to attend/participate in a park opening ribbon-cutting at the Eyring Wetlands Preserve Metropark, at 906 Windsor Mechanicsville Rd, Austinburg Twp, at 2pm on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the parking lot and trail head for the Metropark. Metroparks has just installed a parking lot, kiosk, signage, and created a park entrance for pedestrians so that the trail can be accessed by the general public from dawn until dusk.
Please celebrate the opening of Eyring Metropark with Don Eyring, Ashtabula Metroparks Board and staff, public officials, friends and conservationists. Parts of the park are preserved with a conservation easement to protect wetland areas.
Metroparks, wetland/wildlife experts and/or Mr. Eyring will offer nature walks along the property’s beautiful trail system. Water and snacks will be provided.
Now 52 acres of habitat, Eyring Wetlands Metropark has trails, remnant farm buildings, and is a fabulous place to enjoy birding, hiking, photography, picnic, and more.
Eyring Wetlands Metropark is the eighth Ashtabula County Metropark now open to the public and available for outdoor education and recreation covering nearly 1,000 acres of habitat. It is the fifth park Metroparks has opened since the passage of the park levy in late 2014. The additional nine miles of hiking/walking trails brings Ashtabula Metroparks’ trail total to nearly 40 miles of accessible trail.
Ashtabula County Metroparks is a statutory agency created under Section 1545 of the Ohio Revised Code to provide conservation and passive recreation spaces for county residents and tourists to enjoy for fun, for health and for life. Your Ashtabula Metroparks is able to provide and maintain open parks through a five year county park levy approved by county voters. Park levies must be renewed by voters to be continued into the future to sustain park operations. For more information about Metroparks, visit www.ashtabulametroparks.com, call the office at (440) 576-0717 or feel free to visit the park office in Jefferson, Ohio.