MetroParks Farm

Open seasonally, this 402-acre working farm promotes agriculture through educational programming, tours, display areas, and a children’s playroom. Beginning in the 1910s, the property served as the Mahoning County Experimental Farm. The Ohio State University managed it until 1990, researching improvements in planting, livestock production, and pest management. Since 1990, in line with its mission to preserve open space, Mill Creek MetroParks has operated the property under a lease from Mahoning County. Contact the Agricultural Programs Manager at 330.533.7572 for educational opportunities, programs and events, and farm tours. Also located at this facility:

    • McMahon Hall — This popular multipurpose hall is available for rental, year-round.
    • Classroom A — This cheerful classroom can accommodate up to 45 people for a seminar or party.
    • MetroParks’ Administrative Office — The Administrative department includes bookkeeping, payroll, reservation processing, and human resource functions. Insurance, audits, and contracts are also the responsibility of the Administrative department. The MetroParks must adhere to federal, state, and local government requirements and regulations. The MetroParks is subject to biennial audits performed by the auditor of the state of Ohio. The office is open from 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Phone: 330.702.3000
    • Access to the MetroParks Bikeway — an 11-mile paved trail for hikers, skaters, and bicyclists is located at the north end of the parking lot.
    • Archery Range — Located behind the Educational complex. Open from dawn to dusk. Bring you own bow and arrows. Targets are set up at 10, 20 , 30  yards.  During normal business hours use main parking lot and walk to range.  After business hours and on weekends, use service entrance, but keep drive/lane open for traffic.  Children must be supervised and participation is at your own risk ; following all safety practices for the sport.
    • Access to the Mindy Henning Memorial Trail, off the MetroParks Bikeway
    • Natural Playground
    • Demonstration Rain Garden — Rain gardens are designed to act like sponges in your yard, capturing runoff from household surfaces such as roofs, patios, and lawns and allowing the water to seep slowly into the ground instead of running off into the storm drain all at once. They are contoured and planted with attractive native flowering plants that are adapted to occasionally wet conditions. Rain gardens do not hold water for more than 24 – 48 hours before it soaks into the ground, so there is no need to worry about mosquitoes!If you would like more information about rain gardens, including how to build your own, contact Mill Creek MetroParks at 330.702.3000. Come out and see our rain garden at the MetroParks Farm that was constructed in the summer of 2011.

Address, Hours & Info

MetroParks Farm
7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd.
Canfield, OH 44406

Phone: 330.533.7572

Hours of Operation
Closed for the season. Will re-open April 9, 2017.

Closed for the season. Will re-open April 9, 2017.

Office Hours (Classroom A, When Available)
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

MetroParks Administrative Office
PO Box 596
7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd.
Canfield, OH 44406
Phone: 330.702.3000
Fax: 330.702.3010