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Hermon Woodlands Metro Park

The land for Hermon Woodlands Metro Park was purchased in 2014 through an estate gift by Carole E. Hermon to the Park District Foundation of Allen County.  Carole’s donation also garnered a Clean Ohio Fund grant by establishing the funds for the local match to secure the grant.  These additional funds helped provide for the purchase and site development of the park.

The Hermon Woodlands Metro Park is free, open and accessible to the public every day during daylight hours only.

Shelter Information

Shelter Name: Hermon East Shelter

Capacity: 70

Fee: $125

Shelter Name: Hermon West Shelter

Capacity: 70

Fee: $125


Hermon Woodlands is located at 485 N. Wapak Road in American Township, 1/2 mile south of St. Rt. 81 (Allentown Road) in Lima.


  • 71 acres
  • 2 Reservable enclosed shelters
  • Water, restroom facilities
  • 2 miles of hiking trails
  • Children’s “ImagiNature” Playscape – A unique outdoor area enriched with natural features that provide children the opportunity to use their imagination and adventure in an educational and developmental environment.  Activity pods include fort building, climbing on trees, exploring along a creek, sand and pea gravel enclosure, rope swing, tunnel through a hillside, plenty of area for hide and seek.
  • Storybook Trail – Experience great children’s stories in a unique way.  It is a wonderful way for families to read and play together.  Twenty pedestals, each display 2 pages of a children’s story with activities between stops.