♦ ERIE METROPARKS
3910 Perkins Ave. Huron, OH 44839
(419) 625-7783 ext 229 Fax (419) 621-4217
Description: Erie Metro Parks works to preserve and conserve Natural Resources in Erie County. The Park District is honored to care for and educate the Erie County Community.
Birmingham School MetroPark is located on SR 113, just east of SR 60 in the Village of Birmingham. The MetroPark was donated to your Erie MetroParks by Florence Township in 1995. The property had originally been the site of the Birmingham School, whose original archway still stands.
The MetroPark is open to the public free of charge from 8 a.m. to dusk year round. Several picnic tables and grills are available April through October at the MetroPark. All facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis, unless reserved through the MetroParks. The site includes a reservable ball field, but does not include any water or restroom facilities.
The Starr Truscott Memorial Shelter was built in 2008 to commemorate 33+ years of service from one of EMP’s first Park Commissioners, Starr Truscott. The shelter was built from generous community donations.
Address: 15215 SR 113 Birmingham, Ohio 44816
DuPont Marsh is owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), but is managed by your Erie MetroParks. It is located on River Road, 3 miles south of the city of Huron. The entrance and parking area are located near the base of the Erie County water tower. The Preserve is one of the best remaining riverine marshes in Ohio and is an excellent site for viewing wildlife. Most of the preserve consists of a marsh situated along the edge of the Huron River
One of the most significant species occurring in the marsh is the leafy blue flag, a state endangered plant. It is distinguished by its leaning stems that are much shorter than the leaves, and it may bear a small blue flower in late spring. In order to protect the unique natural characteristics of the preserve, great care must be exercised and special regulations observed.
A short trail system runs from the parking area to the marsh. Few river marshes remain anywhere in Ohio and DuPont Marsh plays an important role in the life history and nutrition of Lake Erie fish and waterfowl.
Address: 1805 River Road Huron, OH 44839