V Project to Offer Vaccinations at Three Metroparks

The V Project will provide COVID-19 vaccinations at three Metroparks this month. Everyone who gets a shot during these special events will receive a $15 gift card to an area restaurant and be entered in a drawing for a chance to stay overnight in a six-person treehouse.

The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates.

Farnsworth Metropark, Indianola Shelter parking lot, 8505 S. River Rd., Waterville, Saturday, July 31

Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, Oak Openings Lodge parking lot, 5440 Wilkins Rd., Whitehouse, Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18

Pearson Metropark, 761 S. Lallendorf Rd. (between Navarre and Starr), Oregon, in the playground shelter parking lot, Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25

Anyone under 18 getting the Pfizer vaccine must have a parent or legal guardian present.

Metroparks will provide a free overnight stay in The Stables treehouse to one person whose name is drawn. Everyone vaccinated at one of these events will be entered in the drawing. The person whose name is drawn can reserve one night at no cost for up to six guests. The Stables is the largest of the overnight treehouses at the Cannaley Treehouse Village at Oak Openings Preserve in Swanton.

“Throughout the pandemic, Metroparks has provided places to relax and unwind safely outdoors, working closely with the Toledo Lucas County Health Department,” said Matt Killam, Chief of Outreach and Experiences. “Bringing vaccination sites to parks on opposite ends of the county for the convenience of our residents is another way we are working together to combat this serious threat.”

The V Project is a grassroots community initiative in Toledo and northwest Ohio to educate, motivate and vaccinate residents in the region and slow the spread of COVID-19. The project’s goal is to vaccinate 70 percent of the community. The V Project is working in partnership with the Lucas County and Wood County public health departments.