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Mobile App

Carry 15 parks and 125 miles of trails in your pocket!

Download our mobile app from iTunes and Google Play.

The following features are included:
  • GPS-enabled directions, downloadable maps, restroom locations and more for all 15 of the district's parks and the multipurpose Bike & Hike Trail, Freedom Trail and its sections of the Towpath Trail
  • Brief descriptions of 40 trails, with filters based on difficulty and distance
  • A comprehensive calendar of programs and events
  • Click-to-call phone numbers for rangers, the administrative offices, the visitors center at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm and seasonal information
  • Locations of birding "hot spots," landmarks, fishing areas, sled hills and more
  • Information about reservable pavilions and shelters
  • Alerts, news, and rules and regulations
  • Social media links for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube

Custom-built mobile apps can cost tens of thousands of dollars. By using an online content management platform, with graphics designed in-house by Metro Parks staff, the park district publishes and hosts the app for less than $1,000 per year.

Monthly Desktop

Enjoy the park district on your PC, Mac and more. Download the size that's right for you, and then use the image as your desktop/background.

May 2016

With a PC, right click on your desktop and select "Properties," then choose the "Desktop" tab and browse to select your new image. Or, when the file opens in a new window, right click on the image and select "Set as Background."

With a Mac, right click on your desktop and choose "Change Desktop Background," then browse to select your new image. The smaller downloads are intended for smartphones and tablets. Please review your device's manual for instructions. 




Did You Know?

A Leaf, Mitten and Ghost
The leaves of the sassafras tree come in three distinct shapes: a leaf, a mitten and a ghost.

In the Dugout
The tuliptree has one of the most perfectly straight trunks in the forest. American Indians often used the wood to make dugout canoes.

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