Invasive and native plants are hot topics that often come up when talking about the natural world. Join the Medina Soil and Water Conservation District and Medina County Park District to learn about the impact of invasive species, native alternatives, and why this is all so important. Hear about upcoming collaborative programs aiming to improve habitat quality and what you can do to help. Ages 16 to adult. Register by March 27. Free.

tree planting

You can assist the park district's natural resources department with this important reforestation project at Buckeye Woods Park that will help provide food and cover for wildlife, help reduce floodwater velocity, and stabilize soils. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please bring your own gloves and a shovel. A limited supply of shovels will be available to borrow. Rain or muck boots are strongly encouraged. Ages 7 to adult. Register by April 14:



Get outside and fish at your Medina County parks this spring from March 20 through June 20. This self-guided program is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends and can be completed at your convenience.

Click HERE for details.

Click HERE to download 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 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.

Buy back program
Click HERE to learn morea about the Buy-Back Program.
Earth Day
Click HERE for details. Come celebrate Earth Day at Medina County Park District’s Buffalo Creek Retreat with earth‑friendly exhibits, family fishing derby, kids’ activities, food, and much more! Additional parking for this event will be at Hubbard Valley Park with shuttle service provided to Buffalo Creek. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Free admission.
Fish together with your family, hook some memories, and win prizes! Grab a rod and reel in an afternoon of fishing fun during Medina County Park District’s Family Fishing Derby! Parent/child teams can register and fish any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Registration during the derby is required to be eligible to win prizes. Please bring your own fishing pole. A limited amount of fishing poles and bait will be available for use. This derby is held in conjunction with Medina County’s Earth Day Festival. All ages are welcome. Free.
woodland health
MULTIPLE DATES SCHEDULED THIS SPRING! Join us for a day of service pulling an aggressive weed from sensitive wildflower habitats. OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Medina County and Medina County Park District Volunteers will educate you about the habitat garlic mustard threatens and about some of the wildflowers we are protecting. You will learn everything you need to know about identifying and removing this invasive species. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to your community and ensure a healthy park for future generations. Bring your own work gloves, and dress appropriately for the outdoors. Ages seven to adult. Registration is required. Click HERE for a flier with all the dates/times/locations.