Metroparks of the Toledo Area

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The Metroparks of the Toledo Area are a series of twelve parks in the Toledo, Ohio area:[1] Bend View Metropark, the Blue Creek Conservation Area, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Farnsworth Metropark, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, Pearson's Metropark, Providence Metropark, Secor Metropark, the Toledo Botanical Garden, Side Cut Metropark, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, and Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

The parks currently contain nearly a third of the rare plant species in Ohio.[2] While the mission and programming relating to the care and education of nature, the parks also routinely offer programs relating to state history and area culture.

In addition to these parks, there are three bicycle trails-the University/Parks Trail and the North and South forks of the Wabash Cannonball Trail.[3]


The Metroparks consist of over 10,000 acres (40 km2) of land, which span a wide variety of land. They also include over 4,000 acres (16 km2) of the Oak Openings Region of Ohio, an area located along what used to be the western edge of Lake Erie.


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