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.

Salamander Volunteer Training

March 7, Saturday, 1-3 PM

Allen County Parks is partnering with Little River Wetland Project to conduct a population survey on a little understood wetland creature, the salamander. Research sites will be at Metea County Park, Fox Island County Park and Eagle Marsh.

If you can give a little time to help check the salamander traps, please come to this free workshop at Metea County Park Nature Center. Dress for the weather; we will be going outside after a short presentation. Please register at 449-3777 at least 5 business days before the workshop. Cost is free

Wilderness Women - Candle Making

February 21, Saturday, 3 – 5 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’ll be taking a short hike at Metea County Park and then learning how to make candles. We’ll also have a light snack.

Cost is $5 per person. Please register 5 business days prior to the program at 260-449-3777. Five people must register in order for the program to run.

TREADS – All Around

February 14, Saturday, 2:00 PM

Treads is a hiking program that will take the participant through the many different areas/programs at Metea County Park.

During this hike, naturalist Karie Divelbiss-Harding will take you to different parts of the park in search of animal homes, scats and tracks, and other interesting things! This program is suitable for beginners and recreational walkers.

Please pre-register by February 16 by calling 449-3777 or emailing kharding@allencountyparks.org. Minimum of 5 participants to offer the program.

Certified Interpretive Guide Training at Metea County Park

Feb. 17 – 20, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 -4:30

Calling all naturalists and wanna-bee!

Allen County Parks is offering the National Association for Interpretation’s Certified Interpretive Guide class. This internationally-recognized certification stresses proven education and interpretation methods and planning strategies leading to improvements in message retention and positive perception. Be the best naturalist you can be!

To learn more, including class fees, visit: Interpnet or contact bdispenza@allencountyparks.org or call 449-3777.

Preschool Adventure – Love Bugs

February 12, Thursday, 10:00 AM OR 2:00 PM

Bring your preschool-aged “Love Bugs” to Metea Park and have a lot of fun. We will be learning about insects – where they are, what they are doing, etc. We will read a story, play a game, have a craft and snack.

$3.00 per child, $2.00 per adult partner (required). Please pre-register by February9 by calling 449-3777 or emailing Karie at kharding@allencountyparks.org. Minimum of 5 participants for the program to run.