Friends of Medina County Parks

logoSince 1972, Friends of Medina County Parks, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been dedicated to supporting the mission of the park district. Funds raised by the Friends through membership and other activities assist the park district in many ways including sponsorship for park programs, funds for land acquisition, and financial assistance for park projects.

Benefits of membership:
• Membership is tax deductible 
• Access to members-only events 
Acorn newsletter and quarterly schedule of events mailed directly to your home 
• Once per year, Friends members may receive a shelter reservation discount in the amount of their paid memberships not to exceed $75.

Joining is easy! DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP FORM here and mail it in with your check or CLICK HERE to sign up online and pay by credit card.

Endowment Fund
The endowment fund was created in 2007 to further expand the role of the Friends organization in assisting the park district. The initial deposit in the endowment fund came from four generous donors who saw the importance of making gifts that would provide long-term benefits to the park district. Funds donated to the endowment fund are invested, and the earnings are available for various programs and projects each year. A donation to the Endowment Fund provides an additional opportunity to make a lasting gift to your community. All gifts to the endowment fund are fully tax-deductible.

Gifts may be made to the Endowment Fund through cash/check donations, estate planning, or online gifts via credit card. To make a contribution online, click here.

Connecting Children and Nature Grant
This fund provides grants to Medina County school teachers wishing to bring students to park district facilities for outdoor education experiences. Currently, the Friends grant about $5,800 per year to schools for this purpose. Contributions to this fund can be made by cash or check payable to Friends of Medina County Parks.

For more information call 330-722-9364 or email

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