Wildwood Preserve Metropark is a beautiful park located in Sylvania Township,Toledo, Ohio. It covers an area of over 493 acres and features a variety of recreational activities, natural habitats, and historic buildings and it’s also the most visited of all the metroparks Toledo district.
The property was bought in 1975 leading a citizen-led effort to save and protect the grounds of Stranleigh Estate. The Georgian colonial style house and neighboring buildings made up the family residence of Champion spark plug magnate Robert A. Stranahan, Sr., his wife Paige, and their children, including professional golfer Frank Stranahan.
Features and Attractions of Wildwood Preserve Metropark
Wildwood preserve metro park features the former Oak Grove School, a one-room schoolhouse built by the Sylvania Board of Education in 1897 and also one of the last remaining public, free-admission gardens which was designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman. Other features of the park include a playground, a fishing pond, and a sledding hill in the winter.
In honor of the citizens who joined forces to preserve the land, a public naming contest was held for the newest park, and in May of 1975, the name Wildwood Preserve was selected by a committee.
Presently, we can’t imagine Metroparks without Wildwood (its flagship park). Nearly 2 million people now have a blast at Wildwood annually. Walking along the boardwalk trail beside the Scenic Ottawa River City of Toledo has become a relaxing effect for many.
The park is known for its picturesque trails and scenic landscapes. It has over six miles of trails that are ideal for hiking, walking, and biking. The trails are well-maintained and offer a great way to explore the park’s natural beauty. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic in one of the park’s many picnic areas or relax by the Maumee River.
The Manor House
One of the park’s main attractions is the Manor House, a historic building that dates back to the early 1900s. The Manor House is open for public tours and features exhibits on the history of the area. The park also has a nature center that offers educational programs and displays on the flora and fauna of the region.
Wildwood Preserve Metropark is a great destination for families, nature lovers, and anyone looking for a peaceful escape from the city.
Open Hours and Enquiries
Park opens at 7 a.m. to dark, every day and the official address to Wildwood Preserve Metropark is 5100 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43615, United States.
If you wish to Contact any Metropark, Make reservations for a program, Reserve a rental facility or Speak with someone in administration please use this number (419) 407-9700 weekdays, 9am to 5pm.
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