Our Vision


Park lands were only a vision of community leaders in 1958. Today we see the citizens who campaigned to establish Lake Metroparks as visionaries. They urged voters in a largely rural county to begin setting aside the land for the award winning park system we have today.

The founders of Lake Metroparks had a vision for the future and worked hard to make it a reality. The citizens who support the parks today are similar to the agency's visionary founders; striving to preserve Lake County's natural resources for the future. Lake Metroparks has developed into one of the top-rated park systems in the United States. We are proud of what we as a community, have built. While it started as and idea, it took root and grew when the citizens of Lake County embraced the concept and committed to its excellence.