Public Notices, Project Updates, and Alerts

May 14, 2021


Chippewa Lake has been reopened to fishing and boating following recent flooding. However, out of an abundance of caution, watercraft are limited to no-wake speed. Activities that involve water contact are prohibited due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria present in the lake, according to water tests conducted by the Medina County Health Department. Prohibited activities include wading, swimming, and water skiing. The health and safety of visitors is Medina County Park District’s highest priority.

A follow-up test will be scheduled for the week of May 17. For information on E. coli bacteria and human health, please visit the Ohio Department of Health website at

Be sure to watch our website and follow the park district on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Thank you for your patience as we work with our community partners to uphold our mutual commitment to public safety.

COVID- 19 Information

The following locations are closed to the public until further notice: Wolf Creek Environmental Center, Susan Hambley Nature Center, and park district headquarters. 

The health and safety of visitors is Medina County Park District’s number-one priority. To help avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we ask park visitors to:

  • Stay home if you feel ill.
  • Keep a six-foot distance between yourself and others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.

Visitors utilizing the park district’s open-air shelters must adhere to public health orders issued by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health that limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people. Park district rangers will enforce these orders and require larger groups to disperse.

Please note: Water has not been turned on at any park sites. Remember to bring water for you and your pets.

 Warning Flag System in Place at Chippewa Lake

The warning flag system alerts boaters and swimmers to water conditions at Chippewa Lake due to harmful algal blooms or other safety concerns.

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