Metroparks unveils new logo

After 75 years, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks is happy to announce that it has a new logo as decided on in the April 17 Board Meeting.
 
The logo was established after a month-long public voting campaign that began with three different logo options presented in a survey format. After receiving more than 6000 votes, a fourth logo option was introduced in a second survey based on voters’ feedback. After receiving more than 4000 votes in the second survey, the fourth logo was chosen as the new Metroparks logo.
 
“It was important that we included the public because our visitors are the ones that know the Metroparks the best,” said Metroparks Director John McCulloch. “We wanted a logo that represents what the Metroparks can mean to everyone while highlighting some traditional components of the original logo.”
 
McCulloch explained that the new logo is a visual account of the Metroparks tagline “Get Out & Play,” and what “play” can mean to an individual, whether it be golf, ski, run, bike, boat or any of the other hundreds of activities that one can participate in at the Metroparks.
 
Just like the previous logo, the new logo is symbolic of the Metroparks. Two blue lines on the left side of the logo are representative of the Huron and Clinton Rivers in which the Huron-Clinton Metroparks received its name – one of the two rivers can be found running through each of the 13 Metroparks. The person within the logo acts as the trunk of a tree, as park-goers act as the trunk, or foundation, of the Metroparks. The symbolism continues with the 13 leaves surrounding this trunk, each representing one of the 13 Metroparks while the bright green and blue colors exemplify the balance between land and water that is present in all 13 Metroparks. 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION: Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks provide a natural oasis from urban and suburban life as well as year-round recreational activities and events. A regional park system, the Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering 25,000 acres, ten spectacular public golf courses and two marinas on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, respectively. The parks also offer scenic nature trails, breathtaking beaches, educational activities and exciting winter sports. 
 
For persons with special accessibility needs or who have limited English proficiency, please contact the park facility of your choice at least 72 hours in advance of your visit. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 for seniors (62 and up), or $7 daily. General information can be found at www.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.