Mission Statement

Medina County Park District was formed on April 19, 1965 under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1545.  The district's boundaries include all of Medina County except Hinckley Township. After the park district was established, a statement of purpose was formulated:

"The Medina County Park District seeks to enhance the quality of all life through education, conservation, and the protection of natural resources."

Since its formation, the park district has acquired and developed land in areas throughout the county as shown in this website. Emphasis has been placed on acquiring land for open space preservation and preservation of unique natural resources.

The park district is governed by a three-person board of commissioners that is appointed by the Probate Judge of Medina County. The board of park commissioners is comprised of Kathleen Davis, Andrew de Luna, and Dennis Neate. These persons serve without compensation and are responsible for the operation of the park district.  The board appoints the staff that oversees the day-to-day operations.

Residents of the county support the park district through a one mill property tax. These monies are used to purchase land for the preservation of wildlife and natural resources, to fund the development of park facilities, and to carry on the day-to-day operations of the district. An annual report is published by the park district outlining its operations, and all funds are audited biannually through the Office of the Auditor of the State of Ohio. The park district offers services and facilities without discrimination.