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.

Campfire Cooking – Pudgie Pie Makers

Friday, June 27, 6:00 PM

Meet at the fire ring at Metea County Park for another night filled with friendship and food.

We will start by making a bonfire and then will make food. Each recipe will be using pudgie pie makers (aka pie irons). We will supply the food, equipment and instructions, but you will be doing the cooking. Bring your appetite! If you feel like bringing your pie iron recipes that would be wonderful too!

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

Girls in Boots: Fire starters!

Saturday, June 21, 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.

The Girls will take on the campfire this meeting, but first we’ll go out and gather ingredients for the fire. We’ll also be making fire starters.

Snacks will be provided. Admission is $5. Please register at 449-3777.

Summer Solstice Night Light Spectacular!

Friday, June 20, 9:30 PM

Share the last evening of spring with natural fireworks.

Take a quiet night hike with a park naturalist at Metea County Park. Lightning beetles will provide the entertainment! Why do they insist on lighting up the night? How do they do that? Wonder how they have the power to shine? We will answer these questions and more.

Please pre-register at 449-3777. Program fee is $2.00 per person.

Monarch Volunteer Training

Saturday, June 14, 2:00 PM

We will be starting an educational study about monarch butterflies this summer. This study will include habitat care, counts, rearing caterpillars, tagging butterflies (both reared and wild), giving educational programs, seed collecting and much, much more.

We are in need of volunteers who are interested in working with this program to come to this training session at the Metea County Park Nature Center, to see what this program is all about and how they can help to promote this species. FREE to any person who would like to help with the program (as long as they are a certified volunteer or turn in a volunteer application at this meeting).

For more information contact Karie Harding at 449-3778 or by emailing her at kharding@allencountyparks.org.

Preschool Morning Adventure – Backyard Science

Thursday, June 12, 10:00 AM

Come to Metea County Park with your preschooler to learn about Science in the backyard.

We will go outside and look for different interesting things that can be found in the backyard. Naturalist Karie Harding will then help the children make a bug box and tell each child what they have found, and proper ways to keep their discoveries. We will also read a story and eat a snack.

$3.00 per child, $2.00 per adult partner (partner required). Dress for the weather.

Metea Park Summer Day Camps!

July 28 through August 8, Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00

Day camp is for children ages 6-12.

By incorporating fun into learning about the outdoors, we can create positive experiences for children in a natural environment.

The two Metea County Park day camps are during the weeks of July 28 and August 4. The Day Camp Director for Metea is Karie Harding.

Day camp cost is $100.00 per week per child. Sack lunches are required daily from home.

Golden Parks Pass holder’s registration fee is $90.00 per week per child ($10.00 discount!).

Paid pre-registration is required. No walk-in registrations the week of camp will be taken.

Pick up your registration form at Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Rd., Fort Wayne, IN. 46845. Call 449-3246 for more information.

National Trails Day Hike

Saturday, June 7, 3 PM, Payton County Park

Hit the trail for National Trails Day.

Come out and hike at a County Park you may have never visited before. Get some exercise, learn some new things, and enjoy a fine late spring day.

$2.00 per person.

Father’s Day: Go Fly a Kite!

Saturday, June 7, 12 noon

Come out to Metea County Park for a day of kite flying!

Bring a picnic lunch, a kite and your favorite father figure to spend the day with. Stay around for playing on the playground, walking the trails in the woods, or bird watching.

Cost is $2. Please register at 449-3777.