Ashtabula Country Metroparks is a government agency serving all of Ashtabula Country that conserves parkland and develops trails and facilities for people to use and enjoy. It is independent of county government, state government and local parks. It partners with local parks system. It is governed by a board of 5 unpaid Park Commissioners who set policy and budgets. There is only 1 part time worker. All maintenance work is done by volunteers. The park district has grown to 27 miles of hiking, biking, and snowmobile trails and 1,070 acres of parkland. Although 604 acres are still not open to the public due to lack of funding.