Frogs In Cullen Park Vernal Pools

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

Pseudacris triseriata

Frog location at Cullen Park


Next Meeting February 23rd, 2016

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

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.


Next Meeting: July 22


The next meeting for Visions of Cullen Park is set for Wednesday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m., at CrossPoint Community Church at 4212 Onondaga off Lehman and 283rd. At this time, the organization is looking for pictures taken at Cullen Park of birds, butterflies, insects, amphibians, ducks, herons, plants, etc.

Selected pictures will be used as part of the restoration of the north side of the park. A sign board will identify the different species within the park. Anyone with pictures to share should attend the meeting or call Vee at 419-729-3044 or Dale at 419-727-9343. The meeting is open to the public.

Next Meeting: May 27

The next Visions of Cullen Park meeting is Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:30pm At Cross Point Community Church on Onondaga. There will be a guest who will share information for upcoming bass tournaments at Cullen Park. The meeting is open to the public and all ideas are given consideration. For further information call Dale Rupert at 419-727-9343 or Vee Stader at 419-729-3044.

Dedication at Cullen Park April 23

A dedication will take place on Thursday, April 23 2015, at 2 pm, at Cullen Park. The public is invited to attend.

The program will recognize the completion of the project paid for by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The work included new docks, ramps, parking lot, lighting, and navigational aids.

Dignitaries, organizations, and individuals responsible for the renovation will be in attendance.

5 year anniversary

Visions of Cullen Park
Will have their 5 year anniversary Meeting
March 25-2015

Please note that this Meeting will start at 6pm instead of the usual 6:30 starting time due to the many items on the agenda for the evening.

An “Educational Outreach Program on the Health of Lake Erie” will be presented.

Troy Gaberal of Ohio Sea Grant will be guest speaker, who will address Toledo drinking water which was compromised by a cyanobacteria call microsystin. He hopes to spark an interest within the Point Place-Shoreland community in regard to the polluted water.

The meeting will also include a review of the design for Cullen Park (the area is roughly in what is now the “grassy” area north of the parking lot) in regard to the EPA Grant that we received, with work scheduled to begin in July.

The fifth anniversary of Visions of Cullen Park will also be recognized.

The meeting is open to the public to participate. For more information, Call Dale Rupert at 419-727-9343 or Vee Stader at 419-729-3044.

Meeting is at CrossPoint Community Church, at end of Onondaga off Lehman and 283rd Street.