Lake Medina

Medina, OH 44256
Lake Medina has two
entrances/parking lots.
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Upper Trail (1.17 miles – natural)  
All-Purpose Trail (1.2 miles – asphalt)  
197 acres
103-acre lake

GPS Coordinates
Rt. 18 Entrance (near Yours Truly restaurant)
North: N 41 08' 14.238
West: W 081 49' 21.072

3733 Granger Road, Medina Entrance
North: N 41 09' 08.754
West: W 081 49' 20.310

Please note: Trail paving/improvements will continue on Wednesday, September 30. Trail closure will occur periodically. Thank you for your patience.

Lake Medina’s Granger Road parking lot remains closed for construction. Improvements include paving the parking lot and increasing parking capacity to 41 spaces. In addition, the lower trail will be upgraded to an asphalt surface. In order for this work to take place, the Granger Road entrance to Lake Medina remains closed until mid- to late fall. To access Lake Medina, please use the parking lot off state Route 18 near Signature Square Plaza. Starting September 18 and continuing over the next several weeks, portions of the trail at Lake Medina will be periodically closed for improvements. The trail will be open whenever work is not taking place.

Medina County Park District has a lease agreement with the city of Medina and operates the area as a county park. Lake Medina is a hidden oasis nestled between Route 18 to the south and Granger Road to the north, just west of Interstate 71. Hiking, fishing, biking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing are just a few leisure activities visitors can enjoy at this park.

In the early 1960s, the city of Medina was looking for a way to supplement its water supply. A decision to create an upland reservoir was made, and the development of Lake Medina began. Through the creation of a long earthen levy, the valley adjoining the West Branch of the Rocky River was flooded with water pumped from the river. Three large-capacity pumps located in the concrete pump house on the northern side of the lake were used daily as the city pumped water into the lake and removed water to be used for the city water supply. Due to increasing demands for water as the city grew, an alternate water supply from Lake Erie was developed, and the lake was no longer used as a water supply after June of 2002.

All-Purpose Trail
The 1.2-mile Lake Medina Trail is an asphalt path that follows the willows and sycamores along the West Branch of the Rocky River and connects to the city of Medina’s paved trail along Reagan Parkway. The ten-foot-wide trail runs along the bottom of the reservoir’s dam, crosses the river channel twice with bridges and boardwalks, and provides safe crossing of State Route 3 and Reagan Parkway, utilizing crosswalks and a pedestrian signalization system.

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