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Each of our 11 parks has something special to offer. Discover the unique and diverse natural habitats throughout Seneca County. 

Looking for a place to rest, eat, or gather with friends and family? Park shelters are available for your general use, or request to reserve a pavilion for birthday parties, barbecues, or reunions. Learn more about our park shelters »

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Bowen Nature Preserve

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11891 East CR 24
Republic, OH 44867
Bowen Nature Preserve became a reality in 2007 with a gift of 58 acres of land from Johnathan E. Bowen. In 2008, the six acres of woodland was donated by Jonathan's parents, Yvonne J. and Norman Bowen.
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Clinton Nature Preserve

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400 East TR 132
Tiffin, OH 44883
The Clinton Nature Preserve and Sandusky River Access is a cooperative effort between the Seneca County Park District, Clinton Township Trustees, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
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Forrest Nature Preserve

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3690 S TR 151
Tiffin, OH 44883
The George Forrest family donated five acres of land in 2002 to the Seneca County Park District, which enabled the park district to secure a Clean Ohio grant to acquire a total of 23.5 acres.
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Fruth Wetland Nature Preserve

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10130 West SR 18
Fostoria, OH 44830
Fruth Wetland Nature Preserve is 20 beautiful acres southeast of Fostoria and is home to a diverse ecological environment including a wetland.
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Clary Boulee McDonald Preserve

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4747 W. State Route 12
Kansas, OH 44841
This property is currently owned by the Black Swamp Conservancy and is in the H2Ohio Grant program for water quality improvements. 
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Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve

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6777 South SR 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.
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Mercy Community Nature Preserve

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45 St. Lawrence Drive
Tiffin, OH 44883
Opening in 2013 as part of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Mercy Tiffin Hospital, the hospital in partnership with the park district dedicated the 22-acre nature preserve.
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Opportunity Park

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780 East CR 20
Tiffin, OH 44883
Opportunity Park became a reality in 2008 with funding assistance from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Opportunity Park, including the inclusive playground, is open to the public every day from sunrise – sunset. Access is off South SR 100 and TR 151 on East
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St. John’s Mill River Access

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2320 West CR 6
Tiffin, OH 44883
This park is scheduled to open in 2023.
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Steyer Nature Preserve

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5901 North CR 33
Tiffin, OH 44883
Steyer Nature Preserve became a reality in 2003 with a gift of land from Tony and Kathy Steyer. Local volunteers have developed 4.17 miles of trails with eight bridges over beautiful ravines.
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Tiffin University Nature Preserve

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2471 West CR 26
Tiffin, OH 44883
Tiffin University Nature Preserve is a regionally significant ecosystem. It was dedicated on June 5, 2007.
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Zimmerman Nature Preserve

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680 East SR 18
Tiffin, OH 44883
In 2006, then-director Roland Zimmerman was asked by Seneca County Commissioner Dave Sauber if the 5.5 acres of county property along Willow Creek could be developed into a nature preserve.
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Park Office
3362 S. TR 151
Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Mon & Tue:  8:30AM - 4:00 PM
Wed - Fri:     by appointment

Phone: (419) 447-8091

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