Lake Parks Foundation

Lake Parks Foundation Supporting our Parks, our Community, our Future Since 1989, the Lake Park Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has worked in conjunction with the Lake Metroparks Board of Park Commissioners and staff to provide support to the citizens of Lake County in nourishing one of Lake County's finest assets: its park system.
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Operating as usual

09/15/2020
Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

The two bobcat kittens are developing their survival skills. Watch as they "play" around with each other. See them live on the Bobcat Cam: goto.lakemetroparks.com/bobcat-cam

The bobcats were brought to us by the Ohio Division of Wildlife as orphans. They will be raised at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center, with limited human interaction, until their release in May 2021. They are not on public display.

BirdCast: Learn When and Where Birds Migrate | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab
09/06/2020
BirdCast: Learn When and Where Birds Migrate | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab

BirdCast: Learn When and Where Birds Migrate | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab

With the BirdCast webinar, we'll get you set up for a fantastic fall of birdwatching! In September and October, billions of birds will migrate from Canada to the tropics—and our BirdCast project can let you know when to expect them around your hometown. How? BirdCast uses weather radar to p ...

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
08/26/2020

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Join us at Penitentiary Glen Reservation for Insect Adventures! September 12 & 13. Catch an insect, meet live animals and bugs, take a guided hike and take home a craft! 🐞

Register for a time-slot: j.mp/3h9uSKV

06/24/2020
Lake Metroparks

Lake Metroparks

Ohio is home to 12 species of turtles! Although not all of these species are found in Lake County, it's likely you'll find a turtle at many of our parks. Find out what species we found at Concord Woods Nature Park and learn why turtles need our help!

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
05/02/2020

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Thanks for doing your part to keep our parks open by practicing proper social distancing and exploring other parks when you find a parking lot/area is full. goto.lakemetroparks.com/parks

Please do not park along driveways or roads.

“Go before you go” visit a park. Lake Metroparks' restrooms are open for emergency use only.

Take care of your trash and pick up after your pets. Keep pets on a leash.

National Recreation and Park Association

The weather is warming up so get ready to visit your favorite park... be sure to stay safe outdoors and follow COVID pre...
04/27/2020

The weather is warming up so get ready to visit your favorite park... be sure to stay safe outdoors and follow COVID precautions

Operations update: All facilities, offices, playgrounds and select amenities are closed until further notice.

All events scheduled through June 15 are canceled. Programs and facility rentals are canceled through May 31; fees/deposits paid to Lake Metroparks will be refunded as soon as normal business operations resume.

Lake Metroparks trails and golf courses are open. Please practice appropriate physical distancing when visiting. If a parking lot is full, please explore another park. goto.lakemetroparks.com/parks

For details and updates, visit goto.lakemetroparks.com/covid-19.

Photo by Katherine Moreley Art.

04/02/2020
Lake Metroparks

Lake Metroparks

Sassafras and Tulip, our gray foxes, are easily intrigued by the smells and textures of a fur coat someone donated to the Wildlife Center. Daily enrichment and training is vital to maintain during the COVID-19 closure. This allows our Animal Ambassadors to remember their training behaviors and keeps them mentally and physically healthy as well.

The Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center at Penitentiary Glen Reservation is closed to the public through at least May 3.

Wildlife are still important to us, however, we are not able to accept any additional animals until further notice. Find answers to your questions about injured, orphaned or nuisance wildlife at goto.lakemetroparks.com/wildlifecenter.

Mentor Marsh
02/25/2020

Mentor Marsh

One of Mentor Marsh’s Bald Eagles soaring over the Marsh on Sunday, 2/23/20.
Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve
Photo credit: Sarah Courtier Preston

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
11/20/2019

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Kenny Crumpton is going wild this morning at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center. Go behind the scenes to see how we train and care for the wildlife that come to the center.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
10/23/2019

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Fall colors decorate Stoney Brook Falls at Penitentiary Glen Reservation.

Photo by Don Kemp.

Beautiful places all around Northeast Ohio to visit and explore!
09/10/2019
Hike series to showcase region's outdoor attractions

Beautiful places all around Northeast Ohio to visit and explore!

Ashtabula County Metroparks is presenting a series of fall hikes just in time for area residents to enjoy our crisp autumn air, native plants, animals and our fall foliage.

PLAY BALL!Proud to support one of the Miracle League teams this summer...
07/03/2019

PLAY BALL!
Proud to support one of the Miracle League teams this summer...

Brave the weather to join us today! First Raptor Encounter program starting now
06/15/2019

Brave the weather to join us today!
First Raptor Encounter program starting now

06/01/2019
Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Bobcat released!

The male bobcat we rehabilitated at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center at Penitentiary Glen Reservation over the past year developed into an adult, exhibiting all the natural behaviors and survival skills necessary for him to have a prolific life in the wild.

He was successfully released near where he was found in southern Ohio.

04/26/2019
Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

The bobcat is growing and getting stronger. He is always curious about the new enrichment added to his enclosure. This encourages his natural behaviors and introduces him to new smells and textures, similar to those he might find in the wild.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
04/12/2019

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

A fox kit is a new patient at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center at Penitentiary Glen Reservation. Staff is caring for this young red fox that was found abandoned, trapped in a window well. She is doing well as we are monitoring her health and growth closely and will eventually be released.

The fox kit is in rehabilitation, not a permanent resident. Human interaction is being kept to a minimum and is not viewable by the public.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
12/29/2018

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Who hibernates? Who migrates? Who remains to "tough it out?" Find out on the Surviving Winter Hike, 1 to 2:30 pm Sunday, January 6 at Penitentiary Glen Reservation. Search for tracks on a short hike and meet our Animal Ambassadors.

$5 per family. Register online at reservations.lakemetroparks.com/programs/46170 or call 440-358-7275.

Lake Metroparks
12/08/2018
Lake Metroparks

Lake Metroparks

Hiking in winter can be amazing. Things open up as the trees lose their leaves making wildlife and birdlife more visible. And the piercing blue clear skies are something to behold. GudGear

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11/26/2018

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11/24/2018

Don’t forget you can give a little back to your favorite charity when you’re shopping for family and friends this year!

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Penitentiary Glen Reservation
11/18/2018

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

It’s time to play Candy Land has gone WILD! at Penitentiary Glen Reservation. Lindsay Buckingham from WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland joins us this morning to preview this popular holiday tradition.

11/16/2018
Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Kids of all ages enjoy the annual Candy Land Gone Wild at Penitentiary Glen!

"Candy Land has Gone Wild!" is an expansive and interactive event where children can play as living game pieces on a life-sized gameboard modeled after Candy Land. The gameplay seeks to be educational as it is entertaining with children learning about the environment as they advance through the game. The exhibit opens at noon on Saturday, November 17.

11/05/2018
Fox 8 News

Fox 8 News

WATCH LIVE: This bobcat at Lake Metroparks in Willoughby, Ohio, is having a playful Friday. Do you have any fun weekend plans?
(Live video is courtesy of Lake Metroparks)

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Our Story

Since 1989, the Lake Park Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, has enhanced the quality of life in Lake County by preserving land, environment and natural heritage and creating and developing opportunities for conservation, education, recreation and relaxation.

With donor support we create and develop opportunities for conservation, education and recreation for visitors at all parks across Lake County. We work in conjunction with Lake Metroparks an avenue to enhance an already fine resource. This is done by funding programs and projects that are focused on education. In the 30 years LPF has existed it has helped educate thousands of children, supported the care of thousands of animals at the Wildlife Center and funded hundreds of projects. Thank you for your continued generous support.

Additionally, LPF funds requests for student scholarships and camperships to participate in environmental education programs. Each year, approximately 900 students are able to participate in learning experiences in Lake Metroparks programs that they otherwise would not be able to enjoy.

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