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Welcome to the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District

Whatever your age there is something to enjoy by everyone at the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District! Whether it's fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming or Frisbee disc golf you can find it at one of our 12 park locations plus so much more! The parks are open daily year round and locked at dark with the exception of Ottawa Metro Park, which is open 24 hours a day.

LATEST NEWS & PROGRAM

    

  

The Park District Foundation of Allen County, in cooperation with the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District, announces the Nancy Steiner Scholarship.

 

This is a NEW scholarship opportunity for students who will be entering college/university to study in the area of natural sciences (biology, dendrology, agronomy, environmental law, wildlife management, etc.) A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2016/2017 school year.

Please return completed application to the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District; 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH 45801. The deadline to receive completed applications is Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Nancy Steiner Scholarship Application 

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2016 MAPLE FESTIVAL

Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. - McLean Teddy Bear Park

Enjoy a guided tour along a 1/2 mile wooded trail to take an historic look at Maple Sugaring.  There are several stops along the trail, depicting the Maple Sugaring story from early Native Americans, to Pioneers to the modern methods of tapping, collecting and boiling down.  The walk concludes with a visit to our "Sugar House" to view a modern evaporator followed by a taste of "real" maple syrup on a silver dollar pancake.  Maple syrup and maple candy will be for sales.  It's a perfect way to greet spring!  Admission is free.

 

    CALEN FLEDDERJOHANN -      2015 Best of Show  

 

2015 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

On Sunday, November 15 the 2015 Nature Photography Winners were announced at the Nature Photography Open House.  All photos were on display for the event.  A special thank you to Michael Ayers of Ayers Photography for his expert judging of all of the wonderful photos and to Alloway Testing for generously sponsoring the contest.                                                                                 2015 Nature Photography Winners

 

 

FEBRUARY SAVINGS!! 25% OFF BEACH MEMBERSHIPS

Receive 25% off of Ottawa Metro Park beach memberships in the month of February.  Completed membership application along with payment can be mailed to the Park District Office, 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH or may be brought to the Park Office, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

 2016 Beach Membership Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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