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  Englewood MetroPark
Englewood MetroPark
4361 W. National Rd, Vandalia, Ohio 45377
(937) 275-PARK (7275)
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Many species of migrating birds and waterfowl return to this nature preserve in the springtime, and you can expect to find a carpet of wildflowers scattered along the hiking and walking trails. Check out how our three waterfalls come alive with the season. Fishing is great in the north park’s pond in spring, as crappie move into the shallows. Englewood MetroPark is one of the best birding sites in the area, especially in spring. Be on the lookout for our visiting bald eagle, spotted in various parts of the park.

    • Englewood MetroPark is one of five natural areas created by the construction of earthen flood control dams. Stillwater River, lakes, woods and wetlands serve as focal points of this 1,900-acre MetroPark.

    • Englewood Reserve was opened to the public on April 1, 1967. The land, part of the Stillwater River flood control system created in 1922 by the Miami Conservancy District, was leased in 1966 by Paul Lacouture, who was on the park district’s task force for buying land. He negotiated a lease contract with MCD to lease not only the Englewood land, but also the reserves surrounding the dams at Germantown, Taylorsville and Huffman for nature reserves that would be open to the public year round.


    • All restroom facilities at Englewood are accessible. There is accessible parking available along with an accessible nature trail in the Patty Shelter area.

    • Directions
      From Rt. 48 and Interstate 70 – North on Rt. 48, Right on US 40 across dam, left at Park entrance east end of dam

      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Route 16
      Take route 16 north from downtown. From the bus stop at Main Street and National Road to interior of Englewood MetroPark West Park is approximately a .75 mile walk.

      Plan a Bus Trip!
      Learn about RTA's Bike Rack Program

    • Englewood MetroPark is a large and heavily utilized MetroPark. The natural areas of the park contain floodplain forests, large areas of former farmland in natural succession, second growth upland hardwood forest, significant remnants of mature and old growth forest, a large shallow lake/wetland, several managed grasslands, and the scenic Stillwater River. The park also contains series of rehabilitated gravel quarry along Old Springfield Rd (North Park).

Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.875480
Longitude: -84.277049

Park Hours:

  • April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 am – 10 pm
  • Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 am – 8 pm
  • Closed Christmas and New Year's Day

Free parking is available. See map.

School Group Tours:
Available by request. Call to schedule. View a list of Field Trips.

Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times.

Park Features/Amenities
Englewood MetroPark provides the setting for fishing, birdwatching and picnicking. Discover the beauty of woodlands, meadows and three waterfalls. Enjoy scenic hiking, recreation and bridle trails. Englewood MetroPark also offers fossil collecting, canoeing and kayaking. Each season highlights different wonders of nature including spring wildflowers blanketing the forest floor, plants and trees dressed in full foliage in summer, the warm colors of fall leaves and frozen waterfalls in winter.
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