Open House


The Ashtabula County Metroparks is holding its First - ever Open House on Wednesday, 4/26 from 2-6pm at the Metroparks office at 91 N Chestnut Street, Jefferson.   This will be a drop-in event with refreshments provided. Displays and maps of parks and trails, planned trails and structures, and park plans will be available for [...]

Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 29TH


Saturday, April 29, 2017 Race begins at Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark, @ 9am and ends at Hidden Valley Park in Madison. Race course is 8.5 miles. For race day conditions and information: call the SPORTS HOTLINE 440-256-2118 X4178 No pro or ICF boats. Ages 10 & older. Under 18 with an adult. No riders not paddling in [...]

Native Plant Workshops


Cleveland Museum of Natural History                   Today’s hours: 10am to 10pm 216.231.4600   Native plants bring beauty to your home garden and landscape, and attract birds and pollinators—a great way to bring the natural world to your backyard! This exclusive sale is an excellent source for plants that are difficult to find in regular garden centers, [...]

Blakeslee parking lot is Metroparks’ latest Conneaut Creek project


• By MARK TODD • Nov 28, 2016 • WARREN DILLAWAY | Star Beacon Ashtabula County Metroparks has financed the construction of a parking lot along Blakeslee Road in Conneaut to provide nature lovers another access point to Conneaut Creek. CONNEAUT — Ashtabula County Metroparks continues to add ways for people to access and [...]

In Memoriam


On November 1, 2016, the Ashtabula County Metroparks lost a valuable and early friend of the Western Reserve Greenway. Duane L. Mallory passed away from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Duane was the first volunteer Bike Patrol Facilitator and first volunteer Maintenance Supervisor of the Greenway Trail in Ashtabula County. Duane was a fellow [...]

Metropark officials expected revenues total a little more than $903,000


Metropark officials expected revenues total a little more than $903,000 By JUSTIN DENNIS Nov 14, 2016 JEFFERSON — With a new executive director and a preliminary budget OK’d by the county budget commission, Ashtabula County Metroparks officials updated the Star Beacon on the myriad projects getting underway. Executive Director Larry Frimerman, who joined the [...]

Cleaning bids now being accepted


Restroom cleaning bids The Ashtabula County Metroparks is now taking seasonal bids from independent contractors for outhouse restroom cleaning at Harpersfield Metropark. Duties to include cleaning of ceilings, walls and floors, toilet seats and area, replenish toilet paper, add deodorizer to tank when needed. Two restrooms with two stalls each, twice a week from approximately [...]