Public Notices, Project Updates, and Alerts


May 21, 2020

Additional Park Sites to Reopen

On May 22, the following Medina County Park District locations will reopen after being temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak:

  • Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park (dog park and playground to remain closed)
  • Princess Ledges Nature Preserve

Other sites that remain open:

  • Allardale
  • Brunswick Lake Park
  • Buckeye Woods Park
  • Chippewa Inlet Trail North
  • Chippewa Lake
  • Green Leaf Park
  • Hubbard Valley Park
  • Killbuck Lakes
  • Lake Medina
  • Letha House Park East and West
  • Medina Marsh Nature Preserve
  • Multipurpose Trails: Lester Rail Trail, Chippewa Inlet Trail, Chippewa Rail Trail, and Montville Trail
  • Plum Creek Park
  • River Styx Park
  • Schleman Nature Preserve

The following locations are closed to the public until further notice: Wolf Creek Environmental Center, Alderfer-Oenslager Wildlife Sanctuary, Susan Hambley Nature Center, and park district headquarters. All playgrounds and drinking fountains remain closed.

All programs and reservations are canceled through at least June 30. New facility reservations for 2020 are not being accepted at this time.

Uncorked Medina Wine Festival scheduled for July 24-25 at Buffalo Creek Retreat has been canceled. Young Naturalist Camps and youth fishing camps also have been canceled for this summer.

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.

Decisions regarding the opening and closure of park sites are based on continued developments in the COVID-19 crisis, as well as recommendations from the Medina County Health Department and Ohio Department of Health.

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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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