Want to volunteer at Allen County Parks?

We would love to have you!!!!

We need volunteers for all kinds of activities, be it
program help, maintenance help, removal of invasive
species, filling bird feeders, small construction projects, hosts/hostess, anything you’d like to do!!

All potential volunteers for the Allen County Parks
Department must complete a volunteer application
before volunteering. A link to this application can be
found at our website on the Volunteer in the Allen
County Parks page.

What's Happening at Metea County Park?

To view a complete and up-to-date list of activities occurring at Metea Park, please see the Wild Grapevine, available at the Allen County Parks website.

Preschool Morning Adventure - Love Bugs

Thursday, February 14, 10:00 AM

February is the month of Love Bugs!

Bring your 'love bug' to the Nature Center at Metea County Park for a fun morning. We will read a book, complete a craft, and have a snack.

$3.00 per child, $2.00 per adult partner (partner required). Call 449-3777 for more information and pre-registration.

Groundhog Day

Saturday, February 2, 10 AM

As the weather continues cold, we all wonder when spring warmth will be arriving.

One of our native animals has a reputation for being able to tell when - the groundhog. We are going to encourage him with a little celebration held in his honor.

Come to the Metea County Park Nature Center to learn about hibernation and the history of woodchuck weathermen, sing some Groundhog Day songs, and go out looking for our own Metea Park Marvin.

Will he see his shadow, or will he be out cross-country skiing?

Call 449-3777 to reserve your space. $2.00 per person.

Winter Trail Guide Training (2008)

Sunday, January 27, 1:00-4:00 PM, Metea County Park Nature Center

We will be hosting a trail guide training session, which is open to any person interested in becoming a trail guide at any Allen County Park - Metea, Fox Island, Payton and Cook's Landing.

We will start with a hike through the Metea nature preserve to learn about what can be seen in the winter. We will talk about different ways to identify trees without leaves, and other interesting facts.

Afterward, we will come into the nature center, warm up by the fire, and participate in a lab session in our basement classroom to show another part of our programming.

Call 449-3777 for more information and registration. Make sure to reserve your space... class size is limited!

Take a Hike! Tracks and Scat

January 19, Saturday, 1:00 PM

What kinds of animals live at Metea County Park? That's a tough question.

It can be really hard to catch a glimpse of a wild animal. However, if you know what to look for, you can tell exactly who has been in the forest.

We'll be hiking in search of animal calling cards with Naturalist Rachel Rossiter Smith. Dress for the weather!

Cost is $2. Call 449-3777 to reserve your spot.

Preschool Morning Adventure - Snowflakes

January 10, Thursday, 10:00 AM

Come to the Metea County Park Nature Center with your preschool children and learn about snowflakes.

Do you know that every snowflake is different? Come and find out about them.

We will read a story, complete a craft, and eat a snack.

$3.00 per child. $2.00 per adult partner (partner required). Call 449-3777 for information and to register.