Public Notices, Project Updates, and Alerts

June 15, 2021

State Route 3 and State Route 162 Intersection Closed

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced the intersection of State Route 3 and State Route 162 (Sharon Copley Road) in Medina County is closed starting June 15 for a roundabout project. The road will be closed for approximately 75 dates and is estimated to reopen in August 2021.

State Route 3 detour: State Route 3 south to U.S. 42 southwest to state Route 162 east to State Route 3 and reverse.

State Route 162 detour route: State Route 162 west to State Route 57 north to U.S. 42 southwest to State Route 162 and reverse.

June 1, 2021

Building Reopening Dates

Oenslager Nature Center (formerly called Wolf Creek Environmental Center, learn more about that HERE) will reopen on July 6 and resume normal hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Currently, only the grounds are open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Susan Hambley Nature Center will reopen on weekends (Saturday and Sundays) from 12 to 5 p.m. beginning July 10.

Park District Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, July 6. Normal business hours will resume from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays.

Masks are required indoors for individuals who are NOT fully vaccinated.

May 20, 2021

Chippewa Lake is Open to All Normal Recreational Activities
Normal boating, swimming, and recreational activities may resume on Chippewa Lake effective Thursday, May 20. Additional water testing by the Medina County Health Department shows levels of E. coli bacteria present in the lake are within an acceptable range for public safety; they have dropped considerably since last week's flooding. 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.
For the safety of yourself and others, please follow all state and local regulations while fishing and boating on Chippewa Lake. As a reminder:
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • No swimming except in designated boater swim area
  • Idle speed only between sunset and sunrise
  • A fishing license is required for anyone 16 years of age or older to fish in Chippewa Lake

COVID-19 Information - Click HERE for the latest information.

 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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