Allen County Parks are open to the public 7 days a week with the following hours:

  Fox Island and Metea County Parks (park hours)

1st Sunday in November (DST ends) – second Sunday in March  9am – 6pm

2nd Sunday in March (DST begins) – Memorial Day                      9am – 7pm

Memorial Day thru Labor Day                                                                9am – 9pm

Labor Day thru first Saturday of November*                                       9am – 7pm

* depending on the year this may be the last day of October

Payton and Cooks Landing County Parks

Year Round                                                                               Sunrise to Sunset

All parks are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

Nature Centers at Metea and Fox Island County Parks are
Monday thru Friday  from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Your Allen County Parks are funded by the County of Allen and by user fees, facility rentals, program fees, grants, donations, and gifts. Staff salaries are provided by county tax revenues, but all operating and maintenance expenses are supplied by user fees and other sources. Your support through fees, volunteering and donations is essential to allow continued preservation, expansion, and educational use of Allen County Parks lands.

Admission to all County Parks is $2.00 per person age 7 and over. Children under age 7 are FREE.

Fishing is $2.00 extra and mushroom hunting (Fox Island only) is an additional $3.00


Don’t want to pay every time you visit? No problem!  We have Annual Passes available for individuals and families ranging from $15 – $35. See the link to our Annual Pass brochure. You can download it and send it in with your check and we’ll send it right out to you!

Allen County Parks Annual Pass Brochure

Ever want to tell someone “Go take a hike!”?  Well, Annual Passes make great gifts, and we have over 10 miles of trails to go hiking on! Pick one up for a relative or friend and tell them “Hey, go take a hike!”

Educational Programs – We have many, see our upcoming events page and calendar for more information, or coming soon.