Lorain County Metro Parks News

Not just any walk in the park

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Lorain County Metro Parks recently held its annual Road to Freedom program at French Creek Reservation.

Let’s talk wildflowers

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

With all the talk of nativism on the presidential campaign trail, it was time to switch gears to a more positive native form: native plants, including wildflowers. These are the plants that are indigenous to an area. Simply stated, Mother Nature puts them there. In northeast Ohio, we are blessed with dozens of varieties that begin to bloom as early as February and last into …Read More

City would use rights of way for sharpshooters in Kopf Family Reservation

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

If the city plans to move forward with using sharpshooters in the Lorain County Metro Parks Kopf Family Reservation, the city’s rights of way in the reservation would give sharpshooters ample room to work.

During his report on City Council’s Environmental Committee during the July 6 collective committee meeting, Councilman at Large John Shondel said the committee discussed two locations within Kopf Family …Read More

Though Metro Parks against culling, city finds a way to reduce deer in Kopf reservation

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Though the Lorain County Metro Parks maintains its position in not allowing any culling or hunting of deer on its properties, the city of Avon Lake may have found a way to work around that.

City officials recently met with Lorain County Metro Parks Director Jim Ziemnik to discuss culling in the Kopf Family Reservation. In a voice mail message left for The …Read More

After Metro Parks aerial deer survey, park officials still wary of culling

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The Lorain County Metro Parks’ official deer count from its first aerial survey of the Kopf Family Reservation showed 28 deer in the park itself and a total of 84 within 1.43 square miles of the park.

Metro Parks Director Jim Ziemnik said the number didn’t come as much of a surprise given anecdotal observations at the reservation and other parks in the …Read More