Buckeye Woods Park/Schleman Nature Preserve/Chippewa Inlet Trail

6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina, OH 44256
Located on Route 162 in Lafayette Township, .5-miles east of Route 42

GPS Coordinates for Buckeye Woods
Deerview Lane Entrance - North: 41 06' 08.376  West: 081 54' 40.242

Rt. 162 Entrance
North: 41° 05' 57.498  West: 081 55' 00.774

GPS Coordinates for Schleman Nature Preserve
North: 41° 05' 57.492  West: 081 55' 48.150

Chippewa Inlet Trail South
6105 Chippewa Road, Medina
North: 41°4'36.66"   West: 81°54'34.61"

Chippewa Inlet Trail North
5803 Lafayette Road, Medina
North: 41° 6'56.09"   West: 81°55'15.45

Buckeye Woods Park is the largest park in the system. Named for the grove of Buckeye trees found along the stream in the Schleman Nature Preserve, the park provides a variety of experiences for visitors.

The east side of the park is the setting for soccer and softball fields available for use by reservation. A picnic shelter is also available for reservation at the park. Picnic tables and grills are provided for individual family picnics. A three-acre pond offers opportunities for fishing. A paved, accessible path provides a great place to walk for exercise or enjoyment as you circle the pond and wooded areas of the park. There are two playgrounds at Buckeye Woods Park.

Cross the bridge from Buckeye Woods Park and enter the Schleman Nature Preserve to walk wooded nature trails. Named for the family that donated the original acreage, this site will remain undeveloped for the enjoyment of nature and wildlife viewing in accordance with their wishes.

The Chippewa Inlet Trail is a 3.95-mile long asphalt and crushed-limestone trail. The trail runs from State Route 42 in Lafayette Township, through Buckeye Woods Park, across State Route 162, to Chippewa Road.  From upland pine stands to wet woods and restored wetlands, this trail has a variety of interesting habitats for users to experience. The trail loops around a wetland restoration project on the north side of the park.

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  Buckeye Woods Park/Schleman Nature Preserve/Chippewa Inlet Trail Activities/Amenities

 

 

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  • Buckeye Woods Shelter Information

    Shelter Information

    Handicap accessible
    Size: 30’ x 45’ concrete base
    Picnic tables: Eight 8’
    Chairs: None
    Grills: Two 20” x 36”
    Benches: Two
    Serving shelves:  Two 11’
    Outlets: Electric
    Misc.: Water hydrant
    Capacity: 80 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.