COVID vaccinations offered at Oak Openings Lodge


The V Project will provide COVID-19 vaccinations at Oak Openings Metropark this weekend. Everyone who gets a shot during this event will receive a $15 gift card to an area restaurant and be entered into 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 Saturday and Sunday at the Oak Openings Lodge on Wilkins Road.

Those who are interested in getting the Pfizer vaccine and are under 18 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 this event or others at Farnworth and Pearson Metroparks 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 the 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.