Everyone is welcome to the meetings of Visions of Cullen Park!
Our meetings take place at CrossPoint Community Church, 4212 Onondaga Ave., Toledo, OH, 43611 (off Lehman near 283rd St.). They typically last for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. They are usually on the 4th Wednesday of each month, with no meeting in December.
Upcoming meeting dates (each meeting is on Wednesday):
- January 23
- February 27
- March 27
- April 17 (Note date change this month)
- May 22
- June 26
- July 24
- August 28
- September 25
- October 23
- November 20
- No meeting in December
For location and times please go to “meetings” in main menu
February 28th – Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz – talk about Grassy Island; Chris Delaney New district 6 councilman; Steve Day City Architect with new Parks Commissioner. A full agenda and hopefully a packed “house”!!
December – No meeting
The next meeting for Visions of Cullen Park will be Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:30pm at CrossPoint Church, 4212 Onondaga off Lehman. The meeting is open to the public. All input is given consideration and new ideas are welcome.
Dates of future meetings
The next meeting for Visions of Cullen Park will be Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30pm at CrossPoint Church, 4212 Onondaga off Lehman. The meeting is open to the public. All input is given consideration and new ideas are welcome.
Dates of future meetings
Cullen Park and Bay View Park Birding Information
These two Toledo city parks are situated near the mouth of the Maumee River and Lake Erie.
2016 Birding Events
Click HERE for full details of upcoming May 2016 birding events. Most of them are free.
There are five events scheduled
- Birding for Beginners
- Bird Photography Workshop
- Bird & Kayak Adventure
- Guided Birding Tour
- Toledo Zoo Outreach
Location & Directions – Click HERE
Cullen and Bay View Parks are located in North West Ohio in Toledo (Point Place) near the westernmost point of Lake Erie.
Convenient access from I-75 and Summit St. makes for a quick trip to the parks.
Look for brown and white signs with direction arrows and “Welcome Birders” signs to help guide you to the parks.
Biggest Week In American Birding
Local Restaurants & Lodging – Click HERE
The next meeting of Visions of Cullen Park is set for Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:30pm., at CrossPoint Community Church at 4212 Onondaga.
The meeting will mark the sixth anniversary for the volunteer group and a time to remember all the accomplishments.
There are many current projects to be discussed, and any input and ideas are welcomed.
The meeting is open to the public. There are no obligations, no dues. All are invited to attend to see and hear what’s happening.
“Perhaps you may want to become part of the progress being make,” said Vee Stader, chairman. “The motto is, ‘No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.’ What is your something? We’d like to hear from you.”
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the creation of the new Vernal Pools at Cullen Park we wondered how long until wildlife like amphibians took up residence there. In addition to Mallard ducks and Canada Geese recently seen relaxing in the pools we discovered another animal a few days ago.
There are at least 3 or 4 Western Chorus Frogs, aka Midland Chorus Frogs, in the NW pool. They can be heard around dusk. This YouTube Video shows what they look and sound like.
Here is a page from the Ohio Division of Wildlife “Amphibians of Ohio Field Guide“
Frog location at Cullen Park
The boat docks at Cullen Park were put back in the water on March 15, 2016.
All ready for boating and fishing season.
The next meeting of Visions of Cullen Park is set for Wednesday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m., at CrossPoint Community Church at 4212 Onondaga. Police Chief George Kral will be a guest. The intent is that the chief be made aware of the accomplishments, volunteerism, works in progress and future plans to improve the Point Place area. There will be a report on plans for the Biggest Week in American Birding coming up in May. A committee has been meeting since December 8 to schedule events related to birding and nature. The plan is to continue more activities throughout the year. The calendar will appear in the Point & Shoreland Journal when complete. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Vee Stader at 419-729-3044 or Dale Rupert at 419-727-9343
Cullen Park Open House
Thurs Oct. 29, 2015 10:30 am – 1 pm
Information about the new vernal pool / nature trail area and how the green infrastructure helps protect Lake Erie. Tour guides will talk about best management practices, plants and wildlife in the park, and answer questions.
More info about pools on this page.