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.

Energy and Water Conservation

Friday, December 5, 7:30 PM

The cost of energy and just about everything else is going up rapidly. There are things anyone can do to save our resources, reduce pollution and lower you energy bills.

Join an Allen County Parks naturalist and find out how to apply those money and environment saving tips and technologies. Get a chance to see the all-electric car in operation, along with a 50 MPG car.

Class fee is $2.00 per person – call 449-3777 or email metea@allencountyparks.org. Minimum 5 registered 5 days in advance.

Fourth Friday Night Hike

November 28, Friday, 7:30 PM

We’ll be heading out into the darkness for a hike and to look at the winter sky. We’ll talk about constellations, planets, and celestial happenings as we wait out winter for the weather to warm back up! Dress for the weather!

Program fee of $2 per person, kids 6 and under are free. Pre-registration is required by November 24th; call 449-3777.

Wilderness Women (formerly Girls in Boots) - Campfire Cooking

November 22, Saturday, 3:00-5:00 PM

Wilderness Women is a program designed for women and young ladies from about 12 years and up to become more self sufficient in the outdoors and develop an environmental consciousness all while gaining skills and knowledge.

We will use the skills we learned from the last meeting to build a fire and then we’ll explore different methods of cooking on it! No worries if you weren’t here last time, we’ll catch you up.

Please bring your own place setting and drinks. We will supply the food, but you’ll do the cooking!

$5 per person. Pre-registration by November17th required, at 449-3777.

Preschool Morning Adventure – Popcorn

November 13, Thursday, 10:00 AM

What’s poppin’? Bring your preschooler to Metea County Park for a popcorn taste test.

We will learn about popcorn, read a book, sing a ‘corny’ song, and make a craft.

$3.00 per child, $2.00 per adult partner (partner required). Please pre-register by November 10 by calling 449-3777 or emailing kharding@allencountyparks.org. Minimum 5 registered by Nov. 10.