Public Notices, Project Updates, and Alerts


Lake Medina - Mowing

Crews will be mowing the dam at Lake Medina on Monday, June 12/early next week. 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.

5/17/23 - Holmesbrook Pond Drained

Please note that the pond at Holmesbrook Park in Wadsworth was drained so crews could make inspections in preparation for dredging the pond. Natural resource staff, with help from volunteer Jeff Deluca, waded into deep muck and thick mats of algae and duckweed to rescue fish from the small pond. The pond has been silting in over the years, and the park district dropped the water level to determine the extent of the problem and investigate solutions. The fish were netted out of the pond and transported to the fishing pond at nearby River Styx Park. In addition to about a dozen nice largemouth bass, hundreds of bluegill were captured and moved. Numerous painted turtles and frogs were also picked up in the net and released back into the pond at Holmesbrook Park. Dredging the pond will increase the depth and allow the park district to make improvements for fishing access. Stay tuned to social media for updates. Thank you for your patience.

5/8/23 - Water Level Lowered at Hubbard Valley Park

The water level of the dam at Hubbard Valley Park was drawn down to allow for maintenance. Crews from the Chippewa Subdistrict of Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District replaced parts of the drain system inside the inlet of the dam. The dam will fill back up naturally as we receive rainfall. 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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