Public Notices, Project Updates, and Alerts


Dam Mowing at Lake Medina on Friday

Crews will be mowing the dam at Lake Medina on Friday, September 8. Trails remain open, however, we ask that you please be mindful and keep your distance. Mowing the dam walls is required maintenance to protect the integrity of the dam and to keep certain types of vegetation from growing/spreading. Thank you for your cooperation.


Lake Medina's Route 18 Entrance Closed Due to Construction, Please Use Granger Road Entrance

Lake Medina’s entrance off State Route 18 is closed until further notice. Previously, we announced it would be open on weekends only; however, construction is preventing that from being possible at this time. Please note, we are unable to service the restrooms that are located at the State Route 18 entrance. Please plan accordingly.

To access Lake Medina, please use the Granger Road entrance located at 3733 Granger Road. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


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

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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.


Portions of Chippewa Inlet Trail to Close for Wetland Restoration and Trail Reconstruction

Beginning in late July, the Chippewa Inlet Trail will be closed through summer 2024 for a wetland restoration and trail reconstruction project between Wedgewood Road (State Route 162) and Chippewa Road. The project will focus 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

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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