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Metroparks Programs

2019 Spring | Summer

This spring/summer, we're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to offer hands-on programs about birds, forest therapy and more. Join us for programs on:

  • Forest Therapy
  • Birds in My Backyard
  • Orienteering
  • Toledo Trivia
  • Ghost Town of Providence
  • Fun with Fishing

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Audiobook Trail Challenge

A Metroparks Toledo partnership

Keep your brain and body fit by taking the Library outdoors! Walk, run, rollerblade or cycle at any Metroparks Toledo location while listening to a downloadable audiobook from the Library. Then log your finished audiobooks and be entered to win great prizes.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Wednesday Jun. 5
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Monday Jun. 10
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Locke

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Monday Jun. 10
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Monday Jun. 10
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County. Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Wednesday Jun. 12
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mott (New)

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Friday Jun. 14
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Learn the basic principles of fly fishing. We’ll cover poles and reels, discuss dry versus wet flies and learn about simple fly patterns. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults 15+.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Saturday Jun. 15
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Tuesday Jun. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Fallen Timbers

Tuesday Jun. 18
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Locke

Learn the causes and consequences of a little-known war that culminated at the Battle of Fallen Timbers

Event Details for Fallen Timbers

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Thursday Jun. 20
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County. Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Thursday Jun. 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo?  Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Monday Jun. 24
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mott (New)

Introduce young beginner anglers to the fun sport of fishing with games and casting practice. This program uses imitation fish and hook-less poles to teach casting in a fun and safe way.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Monday Jun. 24
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Tuesday Jun. 25
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Tuesday Jun. 25
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games. Presented by Metroparks of the Toledo Area.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Tuesday Jun. 25
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Tuesday Jul. 2
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Tuesday Jul. 9
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Tuesday Jul. 9
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Tuesday Jul. 9
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County. Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Wednesday Jul. 10
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Thursday Jul. 11
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Friday Jul. 12
at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Tuesday Jul. 16
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Introduce young beginner anglers to the fun sport of fishing with games and casting practice. This program uses imitation fish and hook-less poles to teach casting in a fun and safe way.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Tuesday Jul. 16
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Holland

Learn the basic principles of fly fishing. We’ll cover poles and reels, discuss dry versus wet flies and learn about simple fly patterns. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults 15+.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Tuesday Jul. 16
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Tuesday Jul. 16
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Thursday Jul. 18
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Thursday Jul. 18
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: South

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Thursday Jul. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Thursday Jul. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Introduce young beginner anglers to the fun sport of fishing with games and casting practice. This program uses imitation fish and hook-less poles to teach casting in a fun and safe way.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Thursday Jul. 18
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Introduce young beginner anglers to the fun sport of fishing with games and casting practice. This program uses imitation fish and hook-less poles to teach casting in a fun and safe way.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Thursday Jul. 18
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Thursday Jul. 18
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County.  Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Friday Jul. 19
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Wednesday Jul. 24
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyards

Thursday Jul. 25
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyards

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Thursday Aug. 1
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Friday Aug. 2
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Tuesday Aug. 6
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Tuesday Aug. 6
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mott (New)

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Thursday Aug. 8
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: South

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Saturday Aug. 10
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Learn the basic principles of fly fishing. We’ll cover poles and reels, discuss dry versus wet flies and learn about simple fly patterns. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults 15+.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Toledo War

Tuesday Aug. 13
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Locke

Learn the strange history of the Toledo War

Event Details for Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fallen Timbers

Thursday Aug. 15
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Did you know that an important battle in American history took place in Lucas County? Learn the causes and consequences of a little-known war that culminated at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.  

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fallen Timbers

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Saturday Aug. 17
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Tuesday Aug. 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County. Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Camping 101

Tuesday Sep. 3
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

Learn about the essentials for a successful camping experience.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Camping 101

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