Public Notices, Project Updates, and Alerts

April 15, 2024

Trout have been stocked in the following lakes/ponds:

Brunswick Lake - 600 lbs.
Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park - 200 lbs.
River Styx Park - 200 lbs.

April 15, 2024

As of Monday, April 15, all normal recreational activities may resume at Chippewa Lake. Medina County Park District will continue to monitor Chippewa Lake water quality throughout the season. The health and safety of visitors is the park district’s highest priority.

In addition, the courtesy dock was installed this morning at the public boat ramp located 7830 Westfield Landing Road in Westfield Township.


Portions of Chippewa Inlet Trail are Closed for Wetland Restoration and Trail Reconstruction

Chippewa Inlet Trail is closed for a wetland restoration and trail reconstruction project between Wedgewood Road (State Route 162) and Chippewa Road. The project focuses on diverting water from the Chippewa Inlet through more than 4,000 feet of linear wetland to reduce nutrients and improve water quality north of Chippewa Lake. Portions of the trail will be permanently re-routed to accommodate the wetland restoration. The project will also improve sections of the popular walking and biking trail by making it more accessible during wet weather. The portions of the trail located north of Wedgewood Road through Buckeye Woods Park will remain open during construction.

Funding for the wetland construction project is provided by H2Ohio. Launched by Governor Mike DeWine in 2019, H2Ohio is a collaborative water quality effort to provide clean and safe water to Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency each has a significant role in H2Ohio through the natural infrastructure of wetlands, the reduction in nutrient runoff, and increasing access to clean drinking water and quality sewer systems. To learn more, visit


MCPD's Natural Resource Department stocked rainbow trout in the following ponds/lakes:

Brunswick Lake - 500 lbs.

Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park - 200 lbs.

River Styx Park - 200 lbs.


MCPD's Natural Resource Department stocked rainbow trout in the following ponds/lakes:

Killbuck Lakes Nature Preserve - 800 lbs.

Buckeye Woods Park - 200 lbs.


Park District Acquires Koontz Creek Nature Preserve with Funding Through Ohio EPA's Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP)

koontz 2 photo 1

Medina County Park District is acquiring property in Sharon Township, Ohio known as Koontz Creek Nature Preserve. The project is funded through Ohio EPA's Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) to acquire and perform restoration activities to protect the high-quality stream and wetland resources on the property. The WRRSP program is funded by the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and the city of Akron will sponsor the project. Funds for the project will be provided by advancing a portion of the interest to be paid by Akron on its $200,000,000 Northside Interceptor Tunnel project. By voluntarily agreeing to sponsor the Koontz Creek Nature Preserve project, Akron is eligible for an up to 0.1% discount that will reduce its WPCLF loan rate.

The Koontz Creek Nature Preserve project will preserve more than 111 acres of land, including 4,319 linear feet of Class III primary headwater habitat that flows into the Koontz Creek and 18 acres of high-quality wetlands. The project will also restore 1,530 linear feet of stream and erosion gullies and 10 acres of mosaic seasonal wetlands. The project is has frontage on both Filxer Road and Koontz Road and is located approximately 0.5-miles west of Medina Line Road. The Ohio EPA has provided a Limited Environmental Review and Finding of No Significant Impact document that contains further information about the project and the project sponsor, and that document may be downloaded here.

Warning Flag System in Place at Chippewa Lake

The warning flag system alerts boaters and swimmers to water conditions at Chippewa Lake due to harmful algal blooms or other safety concerns.

flag warning color graphic