Upcoming Events

Fri 18

LAUER FARMS 1944

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lima
United States
Sat 19

WALKING THRU AUTUMN

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lima OH
United States
Sat 19

LAUER FARMS 1944

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lima
United States
Sun 20

LAUER FARMS 1944

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lima
United States
Sun 20

HOWL-O-WEEN HOUND HIKE

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lima OH
United States
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Wed 16

STINK-O’-LANTERN

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 18

LAUER FARMS 1944

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 19

WALKING THRU AUTUMN

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 19

LAUER FARMS 1944

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 20

LAUER FARMS 1944

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

History, Mission & Purpose

The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District was created in June,1972 according to Chapter 1545 of the Ohio Revised Code and is a separate political subdivision of the State of Ohio.

The Park District is a comprehensive park system of natural areas and preserves designed to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Allen County by providing passive outdoor recreational and educational opportunities while conserving and protecting the natural resources of the area for future generations.

The Park District currently has 14 park areas with over 1,400 acres for your enjoyment! Whether you enjoy hiking, picnicking with family and friends, interpretive programs and guided nature walks, camping and swimming at Ottawa Metro Park, fishing and boating at Lima Lake Reservoir, horseback riding at the Allen County Farm Park bridle trail, bicycling the Rotary Riverwalk, there is something for everyone of all ages!

Objectives of the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District:

  • Acquire lands for conversion into forest reserves directed toward the conservation of the natural resources of the State, including the wildlife.
  • Acquire lands, within or without the district, of unique characteristics in forestry, ground cover, water, terrain, wildlife or historical significance.
  • Create and promote the use of parks for the benefit and enjoyment of this and future generations.
  • Search for and maintain an inventory of the natural areas.
  • Provide education programs to stimulate an appreciation for the wonders and bounties of nature.
  • Promote ecology, the study of plants and animals with reference to their environment and to the factors that control or have controlled their distribution.
  • Keep informed of the various programs and funds to implement these goals and objectives.