NOT OPEN: A WORK IN PROGRESS
Located at the northwest corner of Barlow and Stow roads, this future Metro Park is in the engineering phase.
When this Metro Park opens in 2014, don't look for deep, wooded ravines as the name might suggest. Instead, try to spot large beech and sugar maple trees that have died and rotted from the inside out. These "wood hollows" are habitat for a variety of wildlife: insects, nesting birds, bats and other small mammals.
The woods also contain swamp and pin oaks, swamp buttercup, milkweed and liverworts. Many common bird species are visible, like nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers and hawks. On warm spring days, amphibians can be heard calling from vernal pools.
The 250-acre park could include a two-mile loop trail for hiking, a parking lot for 50 cars, an open-air shelter, restrooms and an information kiosk.