Located at 17655 Western Reserve Road, North Benton, 44449 in Smith Township, this 161-acre property known as Hawkins Marsh, consists of a variety of unique natural habitats including critically important wetlands. In 2022, the MetroParks partnered with West Creek Conservancy in the acquisition of the property with The Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grant. Future improvements are currently being planned for the property and due to parameters associated with the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Program, will be limited to passive recreation opportunities.