PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                               
For Immediate Release
August 5, 2021

Medina County Park District Requires Masks Indoors Regardless of Vaccination Status

In an effort to keep park staff, volunteers, and our extended family members safe from COVID-19 and its variants, masks are required for everyone (vaccinated and unvaccinated) entering Oenslager Nature Center (6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township), Susan Hambley Nature Center (1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick), and Park District Headquarters (6364 Deerview Lane, Medina) beginning Monday, August 9. Director Nathan Eppink stated, “If COVID hits Medina County Park District, it could greatly affect our ability to fulfill our mission and threaten what we work so hard for every day.”

Masks will be optional outdoors in our parks and at public programs that take place outside. Regarding private events in the park district's reservable enclosed facilities, we highly recommend masks, but they will not be required by the park district.

For Immediate Release

July 23, 2021

Chippewa Lake is Open to All Normal Recreational Activities.

Normal boating, swimming, and recreational activities may resume on Chippewa Lake effective July 23, 2021. Water testing by the Medina County Health Department shows levels of E. coli bacteria present in the lake are within an acceptable range for public safety. Medina County Park District will continue to monitor Chippewa Lake water quality throughout the season. The health and safety of visitors is the park district’s highest priority.

For the safety of yourself and others, please follow all state and local regulations while fishing and boating on Chippewa Lake. As a reminder:

• Alcohol is prohibited
• No swimming except in designated boater swim area
• Idle speed only between sunset and sunrise
• A fishing license is required for anyone 16 years of age or older to fish