The Lorain County Metropolitan Park District acquired approximately 80 acres along Center Road in Avon through a legacy donation. Metro Parks chose this site to construct their Visitor Center and Conservatory in honor of the rich history of the greenhouse industry in Avon.
The first phase included the construction of a 5,000 SF Conservatory and a 4,000 SF Visitor Center consisting of a large meeting room, demonstration kitchen, catering kitchen, restrooms and offices. The facility was designed using LEED guidelines to ensure sustainability and efficiency of systems. An outdoor Patio Garden can serve parties of up to 50 people for various functions. Phase two will include construction of trails throughout the remainder of the site, connecting the surrounding neighborhoods with the park.