plant sale
These plants and trees will be available for purchase:


Blue false indigo

Common milkweed

Compass plant

Culvers root

Downy sunflower

False sunflower

Heart-leaved aster

Hollow joe-pye weed

Lance-leaf coreopsis

Late figwort


Partridge pea

Purple coneflower

Rattlesnake master

Rosin weed

Sawtooth sunflower

Sedum pulchellum

Showy goldenrod

Sweet goldenrod

Tall ironweed

Wild petunia

Wild senna

Yellow coneflower


Paw Paw

Black Locust

Black Walnut

Silver Maple


Steve Free Band

Saturday, June 29
“Folk with Friends” Concert Steve Free Band: An Evening of Appalachian Folk
Buffalo Creek Retreat - 7 p.m.

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO),  Medina County Park District, and the Friends of the Medina County Parks present An Evening of Appalachian Folk Music with the Steve Free Band. Known as the “Appalachian Jimmy Buffett,” Free draws his music from his Native American (Shawnee/Cherokee) and Appalachian roots. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy this award-winning singer/songwriter/recording artist and his band. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of Medina County Parks. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Free admission. The concert will be moved indoors if it rains.


Metroparks organizations for Lorain, Cuyahoga, Medina, Lake, and Geauga counties are working with the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) to create a trail network that connects people throughout the region to opportunities, resources, jobs, destinations, and each other. People throughout the region seek better, safer trail options to connect them to vital resources. Join us and lend your insights as we explore these opportunities in northeast Ohio! Visit this website for more information: Click the link to take the survey.


March 19 to June 19, 2024
Get outside and fish at your Medina County parks this spring. This self-guided program is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends and can be completed at your convenience.

Participants who fish at five or more designated fishing areas between March 19 and June 19 and turn in their completed forms to the Oenslager Nature Center between June 20 and July 7, 2024 will receive an award (while supplies last). This program is open to all ages; one award per person. Download the form HERE.

 strolling through spring

April 1 to June 30, 2024 -- Click HERE for the form.
Get outside and explore your Medina County parks on accessible trails! “Strolling Through Spring” is great for strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers of all abilities.

Complete five or more of the designated trails between April 1 and June 30 to qualify for an award. Hikes and awards are FREE for all participants! The award for all hikers is a unique commemorative art print created by local artist and long-time park volunteer George Parmelee.

 wildflower challenge

Medina County Park District challenges you to get outside and explore our beautiful Medina County parks as you search for common native summer wildflowers. Do you accept the challenge?

Download the challenge form, click HERE. Download a summer wildlflower ID guide, click HERE.