Medina County Park Locations

Building Reopening Dates
Oenslager Nature Center (formerly called Wolf Creek Environmental Center) will reopen on July 6 and resume normal hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Currently, only the grounds are open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Susan Hambley Nature Center will reopen on weekends (Saturday and Sundays) from 12 to 5 p.m. beginning July 10.

Park District Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, July 6. Normal business hours will resume from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays.


Parks and nature preserves are open daily from 6 a.m. to one hour past sunset. The exception is Oenslager Nature Center/Alderfer-Chatfield Wildlife Sanctuary grounds which are open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are subject to holiday hours when applicable. Chippewa Lake and the public boat launch ramp are both open 24-hours per day.

Click HERE to download the map and a list of all park addresses. Water has not been turned on at any park sites. Remember to bring water for you and your pets. Drinking fountains will be turned on in the parks effective July 1.


1. Allardale Park
2. Buckeye Woods/Park District Headquarters
3. Brunswick Lake/
Susan Hambley Nature Center
4. Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park
5. Green Leaf
6. Hubbard Valley/Buffalo Creek Retreat
7. Lake Medina
8. Letha House
9. Plum Creek
10. River Styx

A variety of activities are possible in our parks – hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking, birdwatching, and more. Many parks have playgrounds, reservable lodges and open-air shelters; amenities vary by location. A few sports fields are available. Leashed pets are welcome.


11. Black River Nature Preserve/Bluebell Valley/
Hidden Hollow Camp

12. Chippewa Lake/Krabill Lodge/Boat Ramp
13. Killbucks Lakes
14. Medina Marsh
15. Princess Ledges
16. Schleman

Our nature preserves have fewer amenities than parks. Improvements are typically limited to open-air shelters and natural-surface trails. Restrooms may not be available. Leashed pets are welcome. Biking is not permitted.


17. Chippewa Inlet Trail
18. Chippewa Rail Trail
19. Lester Rail Trail
20. Montville Trail


21. Oenslager Nature Center /
Alderfer-Chatfield Wildlife Sanctuary
22. Granger Wetlands (Opening Fall 2021)

Wildlife Sanctuaries
Visitors to our wildlife sanctuaries will notice similarities to nature preserves. However, additional restrictions include no fishing, no picnicking, and no pets.