Gifts and Donations

Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, corporations, and foundations, the Park District is able to provide a variety of services and facilities beyond the limitations of its tax levy. Below is just a small list of current and ongoing projects and programs that require donations to survive and grow. Won't you help? Donations can be made in a person's or organization's name, to a specific project, or anonymously.

If you would like to make a donation or would like more information, please contact the Public Information Office at (440) 458-5121.

Raptor CenterSpecial Projects

  • Raptor Center - Carlisle Reservation
  • Lakeview Park
  • Hollstein Reservation
    • Inclusive Playground Art Wall Tile Sponsorship
    • Inclusive Playground Member Scholarships
  • Miller Nature Preserve and Conservatory
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Any Specific Park

Car ShowSpecial Programs

  • Bird/Animal feed for the
  • Wildlife Observation Area
  • Educational Materials
  • Youth Programs
  • Classic Car Show
  • Adopt -A -Raptor
  • Senior Programs
  • Holiday Lights

Art ShowGeneral Items

  • Picnic Tables
  • Trees/shrubs (no plaques)
  • Artwork
  • Flowers
  • Trash Cans
  • Books


The Renovation of the
Lakeview Park Historical Rose Garden

Lakeview Park Rose GardenThe goal of this project is to restore the grandeur and beauty of Lakeview Park’s Rose Garden as historically correct as possible while recognizing and understanding the balance between history and today’s accessibility and public needs issues.

To be able to complete this goal, we need your help. We are asking the citizens of Lorain County to donate a gift to the Rose Garden. What a wonderful way to remember a loved one, honor a family member, celebrate a birth or just enjoy assisting with the renovation of a beautiful garden. The money raised for this project goes towards the continual maintenance and upkeep of the Rose Garden.

Cost of Sponsorship:

  • $100.00 – entitles the donor to sponsor a rose bush and be listed on the donation plaque

Gifts are tax deductible and should be made and sent to:

Lorain County Metro Parks
Rose Garden
12882 Diagonal Rd.
LaGrange, OH 44050

Please include your name, address, phone, email information as well as the name of the individual(s) that you are remembering or honoring. A brief (2-3 sentences) description and photo of the honored individual(s) can be submitted to the place on the online donations program for public viewing.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and your commitment to the restoration of this amazing garden.

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