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  • Fall Foliage Tour Sponsors

    THANK YOU to the wonderful sponsors who made the 2014 Medina County Fall Foliage tour possible:

    GOLD LEVEL ($500+) – Medina County Gazette
    SILVER LEVEL ($250-$499) – Mack’s Food Center, Hillside Orchard; Beriswell’s Farm Market
    BRONZE LEVEL ($100-$249) – Farmer’s Savings Bank, Huddle House Restaurant, Davis Tree Farm & Nursery, Spring Mist Farms, Lodi Station Outlets
    SUPPORTING LEVEL ($60-$99) – Richardson Farms, Fox Run Farm, Farm Credit Mid America

    Organizational Agencies

    Medina County Park District
    6364 Deerview Lane
    Medina, OH 44256
    330-239-4814
    Shelley Tender
    stender@medinaco.org

    Medina Soil & Water Conservation District
    6090 Wedgewood Road
    Medina, OH 44256
    330-722-9319
    Beth Schnabel
    eschnabel@medinaco.org

    Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    32 Public Square
    Medina, OH 44256
    330-722-5502
    Dan Hostetler
    info@visitmedinacounty.com

    Medina County District Library
    210 S. Broadway Street
    Medina, OH 44256
    330-725-6235, ext. 2908
    Theresa Laffey
    laffey@mcdl.info

    Ohio State University Extension, Medina County
    120 W. Washington Street
    Medina, OH 44256
    330-725-4911
    Ashley Kulhanek
    kulhanek.5@osu.edu

  • Allardale Shelter Information

    Open Shelter

    Handicap accessible
    Size: 14’ x 29’ wood deck base
    Tables: Two 8’ and four 6’
    Chairs: None
    Grills: One 20” x 36”
    Benches: Two
    Serving shelves: Two 11’
    Misc.: Fire ring, water hydrant
    Outlets: Electric
    Capacity: 32 people

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees:
    Resident - $30
    Non-Resident - $35
    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount.  Discount depends on membership level.  Non-profit organizations - discount available.


    To make a shelter
    reservation, click
    on the calendar.

  • Green Leaf Shelter Information

    Outdoor Shelter

    Size:       30’ x 40’ concrete base
    Tables:  Eight
    Chairs:  None
    Grills:    One
    Benches:  Two
    Serving shelves:  Two
    Outlets:    Electric
    Capacity:  64 people

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees:
    Resident - $40
    Non-Resident - $50

    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount.  Discount depends on membership level.  Non-profit organizations - discount available.


    To make a shelter
    reservation, click
    on the calendar.
     

     

    To make a sports field reservation, call the park office at 330-722-9364.

    To check availability of the Green Leaf Park sports field, click here.

  • River Styx Shelter Information

    Outdoor Shelter

    Handicap accessible
    Size:       30’ x 45’ concrete base
    Tables:   Eight 8’ and two 6’
    Chairs:   None
    Grills:     Two 20” x 24”
    Benches:  Two
    Serving shelves:  Two 11’
    Misc.:      Water hydrant
    Outlets:  Electric
    Capacity:  64 people

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees:
    Resident - $40
    Non-Resident - $50
    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount.  Discount depends on membership level.  Non-profit organizations - discount available.


    To make a shelter
    reservation, click
    on the calendar.

  • Hubbard Valley Shelter Information

    Lakeside Shelter


    Handicap accessible
    Size:       35’ x 45’ concrete base
    Tables:  Eight 8’ under pavilion and four 6’ outside
    Chairs:  None
    Grills:    One 20” x 36”, (1) 20” x 24”
    Benches:  Two
    Serving Shelves:  Two 11’
    Misc.:     Water hydrant
    Outlets:  Electric
    Capacity: 64 people

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees:
    Residents - $40
    Non-Residents  - $50
    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount.  Discount depends on membership level.  Non-profit organizations - discount available.


    To make a shelter
    reservation for the Lakeside shelter, click
    on the calendar.

  • Buckeye Woods Shelter Information

    Shelter Information

    Handicap accessible
    Size: 30’ x 45’ concrete base
    Tables: Eight 8’
    Chairs: None
    Grills: None 20” x 36”
    Benches: Two
    Serving shelves:  Two 11’
    Outlets: Electric
    Misc.: Water hydrant
    Capacity: 64 people

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees:
    Resident - $40
    Non-Resident - $50
    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount.  Discount depends on membership level.  Non-profit organizations - discount available.


    To make a shelter
    reservation, click
    on the calendar.

     

    For sports field reservations, call the park office at 330-722-9364.

    To check availability of Buckeye Woods Park fields, click here.

  • Letha House Shelter Information

    Letha House West
    8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Handicap accessible
    Capacity: 48 people
    Room sizes:
         Entry room15’ x 17’, ceramic tile
         Main room 30’ x 38’, ceramic tile
    Small back patio
    Back porch 30’x 24’ (with three picnic tables and a large grill)
    Tables: Eight 30 x 72 and two 24 x 72
    Chairs: 48
    Heat/air conditioning
    Counter/cabinets, refrigerator, kitchen sink, and a utility sink
    Flush restrooms: Two (ADA accessible)
    Drinking fountains: Two

    Automatic projector screen
    Alcohol permitted inside the building only
    Outdoor outlets: Two
    Indoor outlets: Six in main room, five by the sink/counter, three in entry room

    Internet hot-spot access is available upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis for $25.
    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees:
    Resident - $100/day; Non-resident - $125/day
    $50 refundable key/cleaning deposit


    Letha House East
     
    Size:  20’ x 33‘, concrete base
    Tables: Eight 6’
    Chairs: None
    Grills: One 20” x 24”
    Benches: None
    Serving shelves: None
    Outlets: None
    Capacity: 64 people
    Misc.: No water

    Fees:
    There is NO fee for this shelter; it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Items subject to change; call for verification
     


    To make a shelter 
    reservation, click 
    on the calendar.

  • Plum Creek Shelter Information

    Open Shelter - North Side

    Handicap accessible
    Size:       21’ x 30’ concrete base
    Tables:  Three 6’ and three 8’
    Chairs:  None
    Grills:     One 20” x 24”
    Benches:  One
    Serving shelves:  Two 11’
    Outlets:     Electric
    Capacity:  32 people

    Fees:
    Resident - $30

    Non-Resident - $35
    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount.  Discount depends on membership level.  Non-profit organizations - discount available.

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Open Shelter - South Side

    Handicap accessible
    Size:       32.5’ x 45’concrete base
    Tables:  Six 6’ and two 8’
    Chairs:  None
    Grills:     One 21” x 36”
    Benches:  Two
    Serving shelves:  Two 11’
    Outlets:     Electric
    Capacity:  64 people
    Misc.:   Large fire ring in south field; drinking fountain with spigot

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees:
    Resident - $40
    Non-Resident - $50

    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount.  Discount depends on membership level.  Non-profit organizations - discount available.

    Enclosed Shelter - North Side

    Reservable year-round: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Size:       23’ x 32.5’, hardwood floor
    Tables:  Six 8’ and two 5’
    Chairs:  46
    Grills:     None
    Benches:  None
    Serving shelves:  One 6’
    Misc.:  A/C, heat, refrigerator, projection screen
    Outlets:     Electric
    Capacity:  45 people

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees:  Includes the open-air shelter on the north side next to the enclosed shelter building
    Resident - $50, Non-Resident - $60

    Refundable key/cleaning deposit - $20                 

    Internet hot-spot access is available upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis - $25

    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount.  Discount depends on membership level.  Non-profit organizations - discount available.


    To make a shelter
    reservation, click
    on the calendar.

  • Hidden Hollow Shelter Information

    The building may be reserved by the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for day-use events such as picnics, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc., however, overnight camping for the general public is not permitted.

    Shelter Information

    Handicap accessible
    Size:       32.5’ x 47’ concrete base
    Tables:  Six 8’
    Chairs:  60
    Grills:     One 30” x 36”
    Benches:  Nine 8’ outdoor picnic tables
    Serving shelves:  Five 5’ stainless steel kitchen prep counters
    Misc.:  Refrigerator, stove/oven, water hydrants, wood-burning stove, projection screen, camp fire site
    Outlets:  Electric
    Capacity:  50 to 75 people

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Fees
    Resident - $75/day
    Non-resident - $100/day


    To make a DAY-USE ONLY shelter reservation, click on the calendar.

     

  • Krabill Shelter Information

    GPS Coordinates
    North:  N 41 03' 54.378
    West:  W 081 55' 23.676

    Shelter Information

    Reservations can be made up to one year in advance.

    8 a.m. to 10 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Handicap accessible
    Size:   Main room 29’ x 49’, tiled
               Small room 14.5’ x 17’, carpeted
    Tables:  Eight 6’ and four 5’
    Chairs:  52
    Grills:     One 24” x 36”
    Benches:  None
    Serving Shelves:  Buffet 2.5’ x 6’
    Misc.:     Full kitchen (refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave)
    Three restrooms (one with  ADA access)
    Gas fireplace
    16’ x 20’ deck with four 6’ picnic tables
    ADA access
    Outdoor outlets
    Capacity:   48 people
    $50 refundable key/cleaning deposit

    Internet hot-spot access is available upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis at a cost of $25

    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Rental Fees
    Resident - $150/weekend day and $100/weekday
    Non-resident - $175/weekend day and $125 /weekdays



    To make a shelter
    reservation, click
    on the calendar.

  • Photographers of the Parks Information

    2014 Meeting Dates and Locations
    January 26 at Wolf Creek
    March 23 at Wolf Creek
    April 27 at Wolf Creek
    May 25 at Krabill Shelter
    June 22 at Wolf Creek
    July 27 at Wolf Creek
    August 24 at Allard Lodge
    September 28 at Wolf Creek
    October 26 at Wolf Creek
    November 23 at Wolf Creek

    Photo Club Operating Guidelines

    Youth Participation Waiver

    Questions? Contact Shelley Tender at stender@medinaco.org or call 330-239-4814

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    - Program Assistant
    - Program Leader
    - Facility Host
    - Special Events Assistant
    - Office Assistant
    - Trail Monitor
    - Exhibit/ Float Construction
    - Assistant Grant Writer
    - Carpentry Projects
    - Puppeteer
    - Photography
    - Blue Bird Box Monitor
    - Butterfly Survey
    - Project FeederWatch
    - Invasive Species Control
    - Facility Gardening

  • How can you contribute?

    Gifts may be made to the Friends of the Parks Endowment Fund through cash/check donations, estate planning, or online gifts via credit card.  To make a contribution online, click here. To discuss giving options in more detail, please contact the park office at 330-722-9364.

  • Mugrage Shelter Information

    Open Shelter

    Handicap accessible

    Size:  30’ x 40’, concrete deck base

    Picnic tables:  Eight
    Grill:  Charcoal

    Built-in benches:  Two

    Serving shelves:  Two
    
Water:  Fountain/spigot to be installed

    Outlets:     Eight
    Capacity:  100 people


    Fees:

    Resident - $40

    Non-Resident - $50
    Friends of the Parks - Members receive a one-time per year discount. Discount depends on membership level. Non-profit organizations - discount available.

    Items subject to change; call for verification


    To make a shelter 
    reservation, click 
    on the calendar.

  • Plants Seeded or Planted

    FORBS
    Beggars-Tick (Bidens frondosa)
    Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)
    Blunt Mountain Mint
       (Pycnanthemum muticum)
    Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
    Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)
    Canada Tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)
    Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
    Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
    Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
    Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
    Giant Sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)
    Golden Alexander’s (Zizia aurea)
    Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
    Green-headed Coneflower
       (Rudbeckia laciniata)
    Marsh Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
    Monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens)
    New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)
    Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)
    Ohio Goldenrod (Solidago ohioensis)
    Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)
    Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida)
    Pale Spiked Lobelia (Lobelia spicata)
    Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
    Riddells Goldenrod (Solidago riddellii)
    Sawtooth Sunflower
       (Helianthus grosseserratus)
    Smooth Blue Aster (Aster laevis)
    Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
    Sunflower (Bidens aristosa)
    Swamp Aster (Aster puniceus)
    Swamp Goldenrod (Solidago patula)
    Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
    Tall Bellflower (Campanula americana)
    Tall Coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris)
    White Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucantha)
    Whorled Rosinweed (Silphium trifoliatum)
    Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
    Wild Senna (Senna hebecarpa)
    Wild Sweet William (Phlox maculata)
    Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia)
    Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

    WOODY PLANTS
    American Cranberry Bush (Viburnum trilobum)
    Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)
    Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera)
    Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
    Bog-Rosemary (Andromeda glaucophylla)
    Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
    Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
    Black Willow (Salix nigra)
    Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
    Giant Bur Reed (Sparganium eurycarpum)
    Gray Birch (Betula populifolia)
    Hardstem Bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus)
    Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum)
    Meadow-sweet (Spirea alba)
    Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
    Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)
    Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
    River Birch (Betula nigra)
    River Bulrush (Bolboschoenus fluviatilis)
    Sandbar Willow (Salix interrior)
    Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)
    Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruiticosa)
    Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
    Slender Willow (Salix petiolaris)
    Small Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus)
    Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)
    Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutus (palustris))
    Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
    Sycamore (Plantanus occidentalis)
    Tamarack (Larix laricina)
    Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
    Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

    GRAMINOIDS
    Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
    Bladder Sedge (Carex intrumescens)
    Blue-Joint Grass (Calamagrostis canadensis)
    Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)
    Common Bur Sedge (Carex grayii)
    Cord Grass (Spartina pectinata)
    Fowl Manna Grass (Glyceria striata)
    Fowl Meadow Grass (Poa palustris)
    Great Spike Rush (Eleocharis palustris)
    Hardstem Bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus)
    Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
    Lake Sedge (Carex lacustris)
    Oats (Avena sativa)
    Porcupine Sedge (Carex hystericina)
    Reed Manna Grass (Glyceria grandis)
    Rice Cut Grass (Leersia oryzoides)
    Rigid Panic Grass (Panicum ridgidulum)
    Riverbank Wild Rye (Elymus riparius)
    Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)
    Torrey’s Rush (Juncus torreyi)
    Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
    Virginia Wild Rye (Elymus virginicus)
    Wood Reed Grass (Cinna arundinacea)
    Woolgrass (Scirpus cyperinus)