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.

Nature’s Dyes

Saturday, June 7, 10:00 AM

Naturalist Karie Harding will be leading a hike through Metea Park in search of natural items that can dye wool.

When we get back to the Nature Center, we will be observing a llama shearing and trying our hand at dying some wool.

Come and learn how people used to use nature to color their lives! $2.00 per person. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, 5 people must sign up for this program to run. Call 449-3777 to sign up and for more information.

Night Hike – Nocturnal Animals

Friday, May 30, 8:00 PM

Come to Metea County Park and learn about the night creatures of the park.

We will be leaving the parking lot in front of the nature center at 8:00 pm and will be listening for the animals that like the dark.

You may bring a flashlight, but they will not be used on the hike. Dress for the weather.

This hike will follow the campfire cooking program (see previous listing). Call 449-3777 for pre-registration. $2.00 per person.

Campfire Cooking – Foil Cooking

Friday, May 30, 6:00 PM

Come join naturalist Karie Harding at the fire ring at Metea County Park for a fun night.

We will start the night by making a bonfire, and then will make some foil packets filled with food to be prepared by you and cooked over the fire.

We will supply the food and equipment. Bring your appetite! If you feel like bringing recipes to share, that would be wonderful too!

Menu and more information will be available on the Allen County Parks website prior to the event.

Don’t forget to stay for the night hike following this program.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this program– call 449-3777. Space is limited. $5.00 per person. Dress for the weather.

Girls in Boots: Wildflowers and Plant ID

Saturday, May 17, 3-5pm

Girls in Boots is a club designed for women to become more self sufficient in the outdoors and develop an environmental consciousness. Each meeting will include an activity, a hike and snacks.

Our inaugural meeting at the Metea County Park Nature Center, will focus on the beauty of nature and the beauty within as we get acquainted with the park during a hike. Snacks will be provided.

Admission is $5 per person. Please register at 449-3777.

National Astronomy Day Celebration

Saturday, May 10, 8:30 PM

Join us at Metea County Park Nature Center as we explore the far-out world of astronomy, from solar power to telescopes to observing in your yard.

This beginners class is suitable for all school age children and all adults. We will observe outside with telescopes afterward (weather permitting).

Expand you horizons out into the universe! $2.00 per person, call 449-3777 to let us know your coming.