Public Notices, Project Updates, and Alerts

March 22, 2020

Select Number of Parks to Remain Open

The health and safety of park visitors and Medina County Park District staff is the top priority during the current health crisis. In an effort to promote social distancing and to reduce exposure to COVID-19, all Medina County Park District locations will be closed effective Monday, March 23 at 6 a.m. EXCEPT for the following:

  • Brunswick Lake Park
  • Buckeye Woods Park (Only State Route 162 and Deerview Lane entrances open)
  • Hubbard Valley Park
  • Lake Medina
  • Letha House Park West
  • Multipurpose Trails: Lester Rail Trail, Chippewa Inlet Trail, Chippewa Rail Trail, and Montville Trail

While visiting open parks, the park district urges park visitors to follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Keep a six-foot distance between yourself and other park users.
  • If you are ill, please do not visit parks.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze.
  • Do not use playground equipment. On 3/22/20, Governor Mike DeWine ordered that all playgrounds be closed until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue to check for updates.

March 20, 2020

Chippewa Lake Closed Due to Flooding

As of March 20, the park district has closed Chippewa Lake due to flooding. The lake will reopen when conditions allow. Please check for updates.

March 16, 2020

Medina County Park District’s Updated Response to COVID-19

The health and safety of visitors is Medina County Park District’s number-one priority. In an attempt to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, all park programs are canceled now through April 30.

In addition, all reservations of facilities (open-air shelters, enclosed facilities, and sports fields) are cancelled through April 30. Dates can be rescheduled without penalty, or, if desired, refunds will be issued. Effective March 17, Medina County Park District Headquarters will be closed for in-person business through April 30.

Closures of Wolf Creek Environmental Center, Alderfer-Oenslager Wildlife Sanctuary, and Susan Hambley Nature Center are extended through April 30.

All other parks, trails, and preserves remain open to visitors -- including Brunswick Lake Park, where Susan Hambley Nature Center is located.

For more on COVID-19 and information on how to minimize the risk of exposure, please visit the Medina County Health Department’s website at Watch for updates related to the park district.

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.

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