One of America’s Largest Witch Hazel Collections

Witch hazels are flowering plants boasting warm colors that also have medicinal properties. There are four main species – American witch hazel (H. virginiana), Chinese witch hazel (H. mollis), Ozark witch hazel (H. vernalis) and Japanese witch hazel (H. japonica) –...

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Winter at the 2nd Street Market

Shop for seasonal produce, try prepared foods from vendors, and enjoy interactive programs and demonstrations.
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Explore your creativity through MetroParks. Art supplies are provided to on site, and participants will be given the opportunity to share their artwork on our digital gallery.
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Your MetroParks are laboratories for research: meet researchers, contemplate their study questions, hear their stories and learn what they have discovered.
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MetroParks Mobile App

MetroParks visitors can access information about parks and trails easily from their mobile devices. The mobile app is free and available for both iPhone and Android devices.
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MetroParks Trails Challenge

Are you ready to take on new trails? The MetroParks Trails Challenge is packed with hiking, walking, cycling, paddling, mountain biking and horseback riding adventures.
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Become a Volunteer

At Five Rivers MetroParks, volunteers don’t just make a difference, they are the difference! MetroParks offers a variety of high-quality volunteer opportunities that engage youth, families, groups and others.
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The Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation is a nonprofit that exists to support Five Rivers MetroParks in its work to protect the region's natural heritage and offer outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature.
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Five Rivers MetroParks are laboratories for research: Ecologists, botanists, and other scientists conduct observations and experiments in nature.
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Five Rivers MetroParks Rangers patrol all parks 24/7. If you need Ranger assistance, please call 937-225-HELP (4357). Call 911 for emergencies.

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