Partners in the Park

The many free events offered by Mill Creek MetroParks have entertained families for generations.  To ensure these popular programs remain free to the public, a partnership program that connects local businesses to the MetroParks has been developed to do just that.

In line with our 10-year strategic plan, Partners in the Park is part of a broader effort to implement a viable, comprehensive cost recovery plan for programs and services the MetroParks offers.   Businesses and organizations can participate as a Partner at a variety of levels, and the exposure our partners receive through our marketing efforts is invaluable.  Below are the events that are a part of our Partners in the Park program.  To join the program or for more detailed information, please call the Mill Creek MetroParks Administration Office at 330.702.3000.

MetroParks Family Events

  • Kite Festival
  • Farm Animal Baby Shower
  • Book Festival: Plant the Seed to Read
  • Movie Under the Stars
  • Reptile Show / Bug Day
  • Garden Adventure Day
  • Sunset at the Farm
  • Pumpkin Walk at Twilight
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill
  • Winter Celebration
  • Santa’s Winter Barn

Live! at the Morley Concert Series

Since 1994, tens of thousands of people have enjoyed our free, outdoor concert series at the Judge Leo P. Morley Performing Arts Pavilion, located in the Wick Recreation Area.  From June – August, music from a variety of genres fills the air to the delight of young and old.  Naming opportunities for the entire series, as well as other partnership options are available.

Fundraising Events

MetroParks fundraising events have a reputation for being fun, fabulous and fantastic.  Each one raises money for a specific facility or project, such as Fellows Riverside Gardens, agriculture education programs for children, or the Lanterman’s Mill Restoration Fund.  A complete partnership package for each is available by calling the Mill Creek MetroParks Administration Office at 330.702.3000.

  • Garden Party – Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens event (July)
  • Green Cathedral Half Marathon (September)