Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve

6777 S. State Route 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve was created in 1997 when Dolly and Alma Garlo initiated the gifting of 256 acres of their family farm to the park district. The park is a living legacy in memory of doctors Olgier and Maria Garlo and their son Alex.

Olgierd and Maria immigrated from Communist Eastern Europe in 1948 and began acquiring this land in 1961.

Today, the preserve contains 292 acres of fields, wetlands and deciduous woods with 7.4 miles of developed equestrian and hiking trails.

Shelter Reservations

The picnic shelter at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve is available to reserve when not in use for Park District events. The shelter has electricity, six picnic tables and a charcoal grill.

To make a reservation request, please contact Linda Rose at 419-447-8091 x105 or by email at Please note that your request is not confirmed until you have been contacted by a staff member.

While we do not charge a fixed amount for reservations, a donation is appreciated. Donations may be made to:

Seneca County Park District
3362 S. Township Road 151
Tiffin, OH 44883 

Groups utilizing the shelter house are expected to exercise reasonable care of park property and to clean the shelter house and surrounding area before leaving. Note there are no trash receptacles in the nature preserves - please carry out what you carry in.

Garlo Park Map

Garlo Map