Getting outside to connect with nature!

Study after study shows that the outdoors is essential for our physical and psychological health! We support programs to get kids and seniors outside.

Pathways to Parks serves 1st through 5th grade. Through naturalist led programming, children are introduced to the outdoors, learn important concepts from the Ohio curriculum, and experience a field trip in the parks. Teachers are encouraged to bring nature into the classroom after this introduction and are given a "Teacher's Kit" to do so. 

Friends of Metro Parks provides funding for Teacher's Kits and buses to get children into our parks.

Outdoor Rx, serves seniors through naturalist led health and wellness programs. We also provide busing for this program that gets seniors outside to connect with nature and each other.