Unfortunately after nearly three decades at the same entry fee we have had to raise our fees effective 3/1/2024, The fees below reflect this increase.
Information relating to ALL Allen County Parks
- DOGS PLEASE KEEP YOUR HUMANS ON A LEASH. WE LOVE YOUR HUMAN BUT ALL HUMANS MUST BE ON A LEASH AND UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DOG THAT BROUGHT THEM.
- FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN ANY ALLEN COUNTY PARK!
- ALCOHOL, OF ANY KIND, IS NOT PERMITTED IN ANY ALLEN COUNTY PARK! COOLERS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AND SEIZURE.
PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT accept credit cards. Payments must be cash or check!
Allen County Parks are open to the public 7 days a week with the following hours:
Fox Island and Metea County Parks (park hours)
Monday after the 1st Sunday in November (DST ends) – 9am – 6pm
Monday after the 2nd Sunday in March (DST begins) – Memorial Day 9am – 7pm
Day after Memorial Day thru Labor Day 9am – 9pm
Day after Labor Day thru Monday after the 1st Sunday of November 9am – 7pm
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 open
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 $3.00 per person age 7 and over. Children under age 7 are FREE.
Fishing is $2.00 extra.
Don’t want to pay every time you visit? No problem! We have Annual Passes available for individuals and families ranging from $20 – $45. 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!
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.