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Welcome to the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District

Whatever your age there is something to enjoy by everyone at the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District! Whether it's fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming or Frisbee disc golf you can find it at one of our 12 park locations plus so much more! The parks are open daily year round and locked at dark with the exception of Ottawa Metro Park, which is open 24 hours a day.

LATEST NEWS & PROGRAMS

The Park District office will begin taking 2017 shelter reservations

on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 8 a.m.

2016 Fall Newsletter 

2016 Summer Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  

DOG DAY AT THE BEACH

Join us for the 14th Annual Dog Day at the Beach.

Saturday, Sept. 10 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cost is $3 per dog (humans get in free)!

 Wading will be permitted for human visitors, only the dogs get to swim.  Current proof of dog license & vaccinations (Records for Rabies, Distemper, Parvo and all parasites - worms) are required.  If you have a dog that is considered vicious, you will need to keep the dog muzzled and show proof of $100,000 liability insurance.

What a great way to spend quality time with your canine companion!  If you have any questions, contact Richard Kimmel, Chief Park Ranger at 419-223-1025.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKING THRU AUTUMN 2016 Hiking Series

Sat., Sept. 10 marks to first of eight consecutive Saturday morning hikes at a different park location each week.  The first hike will take place at our new park Hermon Woodlands Metro Park located at 485 N. Wapak Road at 9 a.m.

Please call 419-221-1232 register. 

Walking Thru Autumn Hike Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2016 APPLE FESTIVAL

Sat. & Sun. September 24 & 25

12 Noon to 6 p.m.

Allen County Farm Park

1582 Slabtown Road  (corner of St. Rt. 81 (Ada Road) & Slabtown Road)

More information about Apple Festival 2016

 

 

 

 

APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST  at Apple Festival on Sat., September 24

Do you make a great apple pie? Then this is a great opportunity to show off your baking skills with a chance to win a coveted blue ribbon and cash prize.

Cash Prizes: 1st Place -$100

2nd Place - $50

3rd Place - $25

Ribbons awarded for the top 6 places.

SPONSORED BY LEE'S FAMOUS RECIPE CHICKEN

Rules for Apple Pie Baking Contest

 

 

 

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

It is time for our 40th Annual Nature Photography Contest!

Cash awards and ribbons will be given for Best of Show and to six places in both the adult and youth categories.

All entries must be submitted to the Park District office by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1.

SPONSORED BY ALLOWAY ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING SERVICES

Photo Contest Rules

Photo Contest Entry Forms

 

 

 TAI CHI IN THE PARK

Relax, breathe deeply and connect with nature during the movements of simple Tai Chi.  Participants of all ages are encourage to join us for just one or as many classes as they would like.  Mary Lou Paisley, who has studied and taught Tai Chi/Qi Gung for 20 years, will be teaching this class Tuesday evenings during September.

Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 & 27

6 p.m. at Heritage Park

2092 Reed Road, Lima

 

 

 

HERMON WOODLANDS METRO PARK IS NOW OPEN!

485 N. Wapak Road, Elida, OH

Hermon Woodlands Brochure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friends of the Parks Brochure 


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